Volunteering opportunities

Whatever your ability we have lots of ways for you to help us. Start browsing all our volunteering opportunities below.

If you are interested in volunteering to support one of our services during the coronavirus outbreak, please email volunteers@leonardcheshire.org.

For our regular opportunities, start browsing below. We may not be able to get back to you straight away at this time, but we will be in touch as soon as we can.

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Graham, a resident at Godfrey Robinson House, with Amanda, a member of staff

Do you enjoy meeting interesting people?

Location:
Banbury
Time commitment:

We have a number of lovely residents who love to make friends, have a chat and eat biscuits.  They have a wide range of interest from sports to films to theatre.

 

If you would like to come along and have some fun and get to meet some interesting people they you are just what we need.  We all have a story to tell and they would love the opportunity to tell theirs and hear yours. 

We have some lovely residents that all have a story to tell and friends to make. What ever your interest many be, sport, music, chess, theatre, you name it. If you have a few hours to spare either weekly/fortnightly/monthly to join us.

Carer and supporter laughing while looking at a tablet

Volunteer Befriender

Location:
Chiltern House, 82 Packhorse Road, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire. SL9 8JT
Time commitment:

The suggested commitment is 1 to 2 hrs per week, however, wherever possible, volunteers are able to give their time flexibly but regular commitment is appreciated.

We are looking for volunteers who would like to form rewarding friendships and who can spare an hour or two each week to come in and have a chat on a one to one basis, participate in a crossword or game with Residents at our friendly home.

Garden at Chiltern House

Volunteer Gardener/s

Location:
Chiltern House, 82 Packhorse Road, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire.SL9 8JT
Time commitment:

This is a very flexible role and we would welcome applications from anyone who has some time to spare on a weekly, fortnightly, or monthly basis.

Do you have green fingers with a little time to spare? Our friendly home is lucky enough to have a lovely garden for residents to enjoy, but it requires regular maintenance to keep it looking beautiful.

Woodland trip at The Grove

Volunteer Driver

Location:
Chiltern House, 82 Packhorse Road, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire.SL9 8JT
Time commitment:

This is a flexible role where the time commitment will depend on appointment, activity or outing. Some journeys will be local to our area, these can be outings, or appointments but others may be further a field.  All journeys will be agreed in advance with the volunteer driver.

We are looking for friendly volunteers to drive our residents on day trips, as well as to hospital appointments. Our residents enjoy outings local to us, such as National Trust properties, shopping, London museums as well as trips to the seaside.

Three women and a man sitting around the desk chatting

Привет! Do you Know What this Says?

Location:
Banbury
Time commitment:

Weekly, fortnightly or monthly - by agreement

Russian speaker needed!! Hopefully I've got the above correct!! Let me know. We have a lovely resident who is a native Russian speaker but now gets little chance to talk in his native tongue.

Graham, a resident at Godfrey Robinson House, with Amanda, a member of staff

Evening Event Organiser

Location:
Banbury
Time commitment:

Evening, either weekly, fortnightly or monthly by agreement

Could you help us by organising an event in the evening for our residents. Could be Bingo, Game Night, Table Tennis, it would be up to you and the residents to decide.

Brian, a member of staff, with Dave at Godfrey Robinson House

Film Fanatic Required

Location:
Banbury
Time commitment:

Evening - Two/Three hours a month

Volunteer Film Club Organiser Required Could you help to organise and run our film club? We need someone to work with our lovely residents to come up with a varied programme of films. They are a diverse lot who enjoy all kinds of films.

Colin in his wheelchair next to the hob making soup

BAKERS NEEDED!

Location:
Banbury
Time commitment:

1 - 2 hours a week. Currently on Monday Mornings however we can be flexible and even run another club.

 

Do you love to bake? Then come and join are award winning bakers. Winners of the Leonard Cheshire Christmas Bake off!! We have a very successful little baking club running on Monday mornings and really need some extra help.

A female wheelchair in the garden surrounded by bunting

Do you love Scrabble? Then we need you!!

Location:
Banbury
Time commitment:

1 to 2 hours a week or fortnight but more if you wish

Come and play scrabble with two of our residents who love to play scrabble and are in need of new opponents who are up to the challenge. 1 - 2 hours a fortnight or monthly is all we need but if you would like to play more that's fine with us.

A man sitting on a bench doing a crossword with a woman sitting next to him looking at the crossword

Befriender

Location:
Fethneys | Worthing
Time commitment:

Suggested commitment is 2/3 hours weekly, however, volunteers are able to give their time flexibly depending on the volunteering opportunity, but a regular commitment is appreciated.

To provide additional support to people who use our services on a 1-1 or group basis, independently or with other staff/volunteers dependent on activity.