In light of the current situation, we are recruiting volunteers to support us through this challenging time.
During this time, we are working hard to make sure people living in the Brunelcare community stay connected, and our tenants, residents and guests are supported. In line with this goal, we are recruiting volunteers for a number of different roles, to help make a difference to our organisation.
Throughout the next few months, we are hosting a number of volunteer opportunities to ensure we can continue to provide outstanding care and support, and we would like you to get involved.
We are currently running six initiatives:
- Friends on the phone - Our telephone befriending initiative ensures people living with us don’t feel isolated in this time. You can sign up to have a weekly chat with someone who would benefit hugely from your company and support.
- Drive to care - Support our team by helping employees get to and from work, or transport much needed supplies and equipment between sites.
- Help your neighbour - If you have a Brunelcare housing site in your local area, you can help a local neighbour with essential supplies, such as food or medicine.
- Become a penpal - To help make our residents and tenants smile, we are inviting people of all ages to get creative; write a letter or draw a picture to send them warm wishes.
- Volunteer to care - As a volunteer carer, you will help our clients remain happy and healthy. No experience is required, and we provide a DBS check and training to ensure you are supported in your role.
- Calling all professionals - No matter the role, if you have any specific skills you believe would be useful to us, we would love to hear from you!
The amount of hours you work is up to you, and we have put measures in place to ensure all volunteers are supported throughout this process.
As we are aware this challenging time can cause feelings of isolation, we want to do as much as possible to ensure our clients feel connected and supported.
Emma Gwynne, Volunteering Development Manager at Brunelcare said: “We already have so many amazing activities going on within each of our Brunelcare sites, however we realise that our clients may be feeling more isolated than ever at this time. We decided to launch an ongoing volunteering initiative to help the charity during this difficult time and to support the people we care for across the organisation. This will continue for as long as it’s needed.”
To find out more about how to volunteer with us, click here.
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