Changing Times Support Volunteer

Have you experience of being a carer yourself, whether paid or unpaid?

If so, and you have some time to offer, we need your help! Signpost are looking for people to support us with a new, vitally needed, project. We recently received funding from Lloyds TSB enabling us to offer support to those caring for a friend, relative or partner and who are at a point where there is a big change in their caring role. This may be when they become a carer for the first time, when the person they care for is moving into a care home or when the person they care for passes away. Our volunteers will be offering support to people one-on-one or in group settings, sharing their lived experience and enabling others to navigate the stresses and strains that come from change.

What you can expect from us:

Signpost will offer all volunteers a comprehensive training programme before they are asked to support anyone. Volunteers will also have a named person who will offer supervision and support throughout their placement. We also encourage our volunteers to work together as a team and offer peer support to each other, which we will facilitate.

If you are interested in hearing more please contact James on [email protected]. Please have a think too about what days and times you might be available. We are looking at Monday to Thursday slots either mornings 9am-12.30pm or afternoons 12.30pm-4pm.