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Music at Cossham Gardens

Music Volunteers (#005)

Location:
Stranraer
Time commitment:

Early evenings will be preferred but actual times, dates and venues will be discussed in detail to suit the volunteer musician and the service to ensure that all parties are comfortable with the arrangement.

We're looking for spirited amateur or professional musicians/singers to volunteer to come along to our homes in Stranraer and entertain our residents once a month or so in the early evening. It's all about fun and enjoyment!

A woman and a man in a wheelchair walking down a hallway in a cinema next to a fast and furious 8 poster

Outdoors Support Volunteer (#012)

Location:
Stranraer
Time commitment:

Days of the week and times are flexible and will be discussed in detail and agreed beforehand to ensure that arrangements suit all parties involved.

Our usual volunteering is only a commitment of around one visit of 2 hours a week - or more if desirable.

Love being outdoors? We're looking for a volunteer to befriend a resident in our supported living service in Stranraer to go out for walks in the town centre, have a snack, meet locals and perhaps attend football matches.

Sophie Bainbridge and her co-driver Gary in the car

Volunteer Drivers (#007)

Location:
Dumfries & Galloway
Time commitment:

Driver roles are open to discussion on application depending on volunteer location and local disability needs and arrangements pending at the time. Normally, pre-arranged dates, times and journeys will be set and agreed to suit volunteer availability.

We seek experienced car drivers to support Leonard Cheshire residents and also disabled people in the wider D&G community to attend appointments, pre-planned activities, shopping trips and other ad hoc journeys required.

Silvija, a volunteer, with Lynn, a day centre user doing an arts and crafts activity

Activities Befriender Volunteer (#006)

Location:
Stranraer
Time commitment:

The days and times of all volunteering is discussed and agreed with the volunteer, client and staff beforehand to suit all parties. Typically, this role would be one afternoon visit of around 1-2 hours per week, but more or less time can be arranged.

This is a wonderful opportunity for the right person to engage with a young woman to support her in her favourite pass-times or to go out into the local community for short walks, meet people, have snacks and go shopping.

Gardening at Omagh Support services

Community Allotment Lead Volunteer

Location:
Levenshulme Allotments | Manchester
Time commitment:

Minimum of 2-3days a week

Minimum of 1 year

We are offering a fantastic opportunity to lead a community allotment project in Manchester. You would be responsible for planning and supervising allotment use with Leonard Cheshire residents, volunteers and other community groups.

Simon, a driver, helps a resident into a vehicle

Volunteer Driver

Location:
Symonds House | Hitchin
Time commitment:

Alternate Friday Evenings

We are currently looking for a volunteer driver to help with our PHAB club

Husband and wife smiling and gardening together

Volunteer Gardeners

Location:
Agate House | Bedfordshire
Time commitment:

If you have a few hours to spare on a weekly/monthly basis and would like to volunteer as a gardener with us, we would love to hear from you.

Do you have a passion for gardening with some time to spare? We are looking for volunteers to help with the upkeep of the service in general garden activities or to provide additional support to people who use our services.

Simon, a driver, helps a resident into a vehicle

Volunteer Driver

Location:
Agate House | Bedfordshire
Time commitment:

Days and times for volunteer driving duties will be varied and dependent on circumstances but always by prior arrangement and agreement.

We're looking for experienced drivers to support the residents at our Agate House service.

Andrew, a day centre user, with Ross, a volunteer

Volunteer Community Befriender

Location:
Borehamwood
Time commitment:

1-2 hrs per week on either a Wednesday, Friday or the Weekend

If you have some time to spare and would like a new rewarding role then becoming a Community Befriender Volunteer could be for you.

Steve, a resident at Gloucestershire House, with Samantha, a volunteer

One to One Befriender

Location:
Wharfedale House | West Yorkshire
Time commitment:

2-3 hours per week/ one afternoon a week (flexible)

Do you have a little time to spare each week to become a Volunteer Befriender? We are currently looking for friendly people to support our residents in and around the local community.