Spanish Speaking Volunteer

Carers Centre for Brighton & Hove

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Can you speak Spanish? Could you help an unpaid carer to learn a new skill?

We are looking for Spanish speaking volunteers to provide tuition & support to unpaid Carers for the Carers Centre’s Reablement Project, a project to support unpaid carers to learn a new skill 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 for an hour a week for upto 10 weeks. This could be face to face or remotely via zoom or by phone.

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

We are also recruiting volunteers who speak all languages, if Spanish is not your thing but another language is, please do get in touch.


Skills

A patient and enthusiastic individual with a willingness to support and enable others to work towards a goal.

  • You will need to know how to use video-calling software such as Zoom or Skype. 
  • 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).
  • 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

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 also introduced remote meetings via zoom or over the phone.

When do I need to be available?

Details Matches are made based on the availability of the volunteer and carer, so can be flexible with timings. We ask you commit to a match for the full 10 weeks of support.
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Register your Interest

  • Details
  • Disabled Access
    The Carers Centre has disabled access and each match is made taking into consideration the needs of the carer and volunteer
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
    The Carers Centre has an Equal Opportunities Policy Statement (available on request)
  • Expenses
    We refund pre-agreed out of pocket expenses including travel
  • Health and Safety
    The Carers Centre has CHAS health and safety accreditation
  • Induction
    Full induction training, including carer awareness and full details of the volunteer role
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
    The Carers Centre has public liability, employers liability and professional indemnity insurance that covers staff and volunteer activities
  • Other
    We have up to date safeguarding 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 applictions 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 experince. 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