Skills 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 looking for volunteers with skills of all types for Brighton & 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 and knowledge to meet or an hour a week for up to 10 weeks. This will be done remotely via phone or video chat.

You decide how much time you commit and when. You will receive training, ongoing support and an invite 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 goals to learn computing skills.

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 remotely from your own home (either over the phone or on Zoom) to enable them to achieve their IT goals.

You will help to reduce the carer's social isolation during lockdown and gain experience and develop your own skills.


Benefits

Benefits to the volunteer

  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

Practical considerations

Regional Area - Brighton & Hove,  but all meetings are currently done remotely on Zoom or over the phone


When do I need to be available?

Details We have more daytime opportunities, but occasionally evening opportunities arise.
Morning Afternoon Evening
Monday
Tuesday
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Friday
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Sunday

Register your Interest

  • Details
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
    We provide out of pocket travel expenses
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
    We have public liability and employers liability insurance that covers volunteers
  • Other
    up to date safeguarding policy
  • 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)
    17+
  • Support on Offer
    Monthly group supervision is provided by the Volunteer Coordinator. The coordinator is also available during working hours for support.
  • Training