Skills Support Volunteer

Carers Centre for Brighton & Hove

Register your Interest

We are looking for volunteers 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 life.

Do you have a skill that you could share?
Can you spare an hour a week?
Could you help an unpaid carer to learn a new skill?

If you answered yes to all 3 read on!


The Volunteer Coordinator will match you with an unpaid carer, who is looking after a family member or friend, for you to support and encourage them to learn a new skill. You will generally meet for an hour a week over a period of six to ten weeks to work towards the carer's goal. The meetings take place in the carer's home or in the local community.  Goals could be anything from supporting them to learn a musical instrument to teaching them computer skills or going for a jog with them. We have carers interested in learning how to do Cryptic Crosswords, learning the basics of the Spanish language, playing the guitar, taking photos and computer basics. You can choose what skills you would like to offer.
Enabling a carer to learn a new skill will also allow you to gain experience and develop your own skills.
You will receive out of pocket travel expenses, training and monthly group supervision.



Skills

A patient and enthusiastic individual who has a willingness to support and enable others to work towards their chosen goal.  You should be reliable, friendly, open minded and be able to work within personal and professional boundaries.
You will have a couple of hours a week free to meet with a carer one to one in their home or in the community.

Benefits

Benefits of the opportunity:

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

Practical Considerations


When do I need to be available?

Morning Afternoon Evening
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Where does this role take place?

The Carers Centre for Brighton & Hove
18 Bedford Place
Brighton
BN1 2PT

Register your Interest

  • Details
  • Disabled Access
    Meetings take place in the carers own home or in the community. If meeting in the community e.g. library there will be disabled access, but this may not be possible for individual homes
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
    We have an equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses
    We provide out of pocket travel expenses
  • Health and Safety
    We have a Health and Safety policy which is followed
  • Induction
    Induction and training will be provided
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
    We have public liability and employers liability insurance that covers volunteers
  • Other
  • Appropriate for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BME, Women only)
    Must be 17+
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Support on Offer
    Monthly group supervision is provided by the Volunteer Coordinator. The coordinator is also available during working hours for support.
  • Training
    You will receive training in Safeguarding, Boundaries etc before starting the role