Skill Share Volunteer

Carers Centre for Brighton & Hove

Register your Interest

Do you have a skill you can share? Could you help an unpaid carer to learn a new skill?

We are currently looking for volunteers with skills of all types for Brighton and Hove Carers Centre's Reablement Project, a project designed to support unpaid carers to learn new skills and achieve positive changes in their lives.

The carer will have identified a goal they wish to achieve, you will be matched based on your skills, knowledge and availability to meet for an hour a week for up to 10 weeks. This will either be 1:1 in person or remotely over the phone or via video chat.

You decide how much time you commit and when. You will receive training, ongoing support and an invitation to our monthly volunteer supervision, which is a great way to meet other volunteers and share your experiences.

Travel and any previously agreed out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.

Skills

  • A patient and enthusiastic individual with a willingness to support and enable others to work towards a goal to learn a new skill or hobby.
  • You should be reliable, friendly, open minded and be able to set, maintain and work within personal and professional boundaries.
  • You will be able to offer an hour or two a week of your time to support a carer to achieve their goal.
  • You will make a difference to a Carers caring role and life while gaining experience and developing your own skills.

Benefits

  1.  Develop and gain new skills including mentoring
  2.  Put your skills to use and make a lasting difference to an unpaid carers life.
  3.  Meet and work with new and interesting people.

Practical Considerations

Regional Area - Brighton & Hove. Meetings are usually in person with a carer in their own home or out and about in the community. Over the last year or so we have introduced remote meetings via zoom or over the phone.

All meetings are risk assessed in advance.

When do I need to be available?

Details The position is flexible and times for matches are made around you and the chosen Carer.
Morning Afternoon Evening
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Register your Interest

  • Details
  • Disabled Access
    The Carers Centre has disabled access, and each match will be made based on ability, needs and personality of the carer and volunteer.
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
    The Carers Centre for Brighton and Hove has an Equal Opportunities Policy Statement (available on request)
  • Expenses
    We will refund pre-agreed travel and out of pocket expenses
  • Health and Safety
    The Carers Centre has CHAS health and Safety accreditation and risk assessments are carried out on each match.
  • Induction
    Full induction training, including carer awareness and full details of the volunteer role.
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
    The Carers Centre has public liability, emoloyers liability and professional indemnity insurance that covers staff/volunteer activities.
  • Other
    We have up to date safe guarding policies for both children and vulnerable adults
  • Suitable for 13 - 16 years
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Suitable only for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BAME, Women only)
    Must be 18+, we actively encourage applications from those from ethnic minority backgrounds and/or the LGBTQ+ community, as well as actively encourage applications from current and former unpaid carers.
  • Support on Offer
    Volunteer Coordinator available during office hours as well as regular in-person and remote volunteer supervision meetings.
  • This role is adaptable for different abilities
    We are open to applications from anyone who brings relevant skills and experience. Each match is made based on the needs of the carer, the suitability of the volunteer, taking into consideration access needs of both parties.
  • Training
    You will receive induction and ongoing training in boundaries, safeguarding, carer awareness etc before starting the role. With opportunities to access further training in the local area.