Volunteer Opportunity

Crossroads Macmillan Volunteer (Opportunities across West Kent Area)

On-site
Volunteer must be in or near Wateringbury, England, United Kingdom
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Published 1 month ago

Details at a Glance

Time Commitment
A few hours per week
Recurrence
Recurring

Description

Crossroads Macmillan Volunteer (Opportunities across West Kent Area)

Available volunteer roles include;

Regular visits to a person or couple at their home to offer company and a friendly, listening ear at a difficult time.

Providing transport to a person or couple from their home to healthcare appointments including but not limited to Chemotherapy / Radiology sessions and GP appointments.

Light gardening support.

Subject to the volunteers wishes, some volunteer placements may include support with light housework, shopping support, accompanying a client on a walk or short external trips, practical help with phone calls / form filling, and

activities such as playing board games, creating a memory box and similar hobbies that bring both the client and volunteer a great sense of wellbeing.

PLEASE NOTE: All volunteer roles listed above involve visiting a client at their home in some capacity. We currently do not have any volunteer roles that involve working from your home / online.

SKILLS REQUIRED: Good communication, empathy and the ability to be non-judgmental.

Full Training provided by Crossroads Care Kent.

WHAT WE OFFER: An enormous sense of wellbeing and purpose and an increased understanding of those living with cancer and comparable conditions; just giving an hour or more a week’s companionship and practical help can make a huge difference to an unpaid carer and who they care for.

Travel expenses from volunteers’ home to clients home reimbursed.

Other Travel expenses reimbursed where applicable.

Other volunteering expenses, such as costs of shopping, also reimbursed.

Volunteer References also available where applicable.

Additional CPD accredited Training opportunities available including but not limited to First Aid, Cancer awareness, Dementia awareness, Mental Health.

Available volunteer roles include;

Regular visits to a person or couple at their home to offer company and a friendly, listening ear at a difficult time.

Providing transport to a person or couple from their home to healthcare appointments…

Location

On-site

West Kent, local to the Volunteer's Home location

170 Tonbridge Rd, Wateringbury, Maidstone ME18 5NS, UK
Directions

The above location is our office base - volunteering opportunities are available across west Kent.

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Instructions:

Please feel free to contact us to register your initial interest, and we will send you our application form to complete and return via email or post depending on your preference.

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