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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Driving Volunteer- Dumfries Annan Glencaple

Location:
Dumfries, Annan and Glencaple
Time commitment:

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

Journeys will in the main be short and local and often accompanied by staff. Occasional longer excursions will also be arranged (conveying people to holiday destinations).

We're looking for an experienced driver to support disabled residents in our services in the Dumfries, Annan and Glencaple areas.

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Befriender

Location:
Cheshire House | Derry/Londonderry
Time commitment:

Suggested commitment is 2 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.

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Outdoor Befriender

Location:
Ulster American Folk Park
Time commitment:

The Omagh sow & grow project runs from March—October from 10am—2pm.

Suggested commitment is 10am—2pm weekly/fortnightly/monthly.

Volunteers are able to give their time flexibly, but a regular commitment is appreciated.

 

We are looking for volunteers to provide additional support to people who use our Omagh Sow & Grow project on Mondays at 10am—2pm.

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Music Volunteer

Location:
Fethneys | Worthing
Time commitment:

2/3 hours per week/fortnight would be preferable. 

Do you enjoy listening too and playing music? Then you are who we are looking for!

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Virtual Tour Guide

Location:
Edinburgh & Fife
Time commitment:

Flexible, depending on time scale set by such activities or events.

A minimum of 3 months.

We are looking for a number of virtual tour guides to help inform, entertain, educate and support disabled people in the local area. This is a great role for an individual who has a passion for natural scenery, events and outdoor activities.

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Lead Volunteer

Location:
Athol House & Maple House | London
Time commitment:

2-3 days per week,

Flexible time

16-24 hours

We are looking for a Volunteer who is happy to work with residents, service staff, the local community and lead our group of dedicated volunteers.

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Lead Volunteer

Location:
St Cecilia's & Springfield | Bromley
Time commitment:

2-3 days per week,

Flexible time

16-24 hours

We are looking for a Volunteer who is happy to work with residents, service staff, the local community and lead our group of dedicated volunteers.

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IT Club Assistant

Location:
Coleford, Forrest of Dean
Time commitment:

The group meet in Coleford, The Forrest of Dean on Wednesday mornings between 10.30am – 1pm

Do you know how to use Zoom? Do you do your shopping online? Did you know that 25% of people with a registered disability don’t. Please help us close this digital gap and learn some new skills at the same time

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Virtual Befriender

Location:
Edinburgh & Fife
Time commitment:

Flexible, depending on service requirement or individuals in the community.

We are looking for volunteers to provide support to Leonard Cheshire residents in our services across Edinburgh and Fife and disabled people in the community through digital technology such as telephone, Zoom, Facetime, Facebook portals, Team etc

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Lead Volunteer

Location:
Derry/Londonderry
Time commitment:

1/2 days a week

Flexible times

We are looking for a Volunteer who is happy to work with residents, service staff, the local community and lead our group of dedicated volunteers.