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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Gardening Volunteer

Location:
Edinburgh
Time commitment:

This could be 1-2 times in the month, or if preferred once a week.

We are looking for someone interested in gardening to provide volunteer support at our Leonard Cheshire Care Homes across Edinburgh. The type of support would be general garden maintenance, planting and planters on a 1-2 times a month basis.

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Volunteer Driver – Agate House

Location:
Agate House, Ampthill, Bedfordshire
Time commitment:

Days and times are flexible e.g. Weekdays, Weekends, weekly or fortnightly.  Trips will vary in length but usually in the local vicinity.  Occasional longer excursions will be required but this will be agreed in advance. 

Local large and small vehicle drivers required to provide additional driving support for regular hospital appointments and activities.

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Volunteer Administrative Assistant - Agate House

Location:
Ampthill, Bedfordshire
Time commitment:

Ideally we require a minimum of 1 - 2 hours per week, weekdays only, on a regular ongoing basis.

This is a varied role providing general administrative support in our busy office / reception area.

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Volunteer Befriender - Agate House

Location:
Ampthill, Bedfordshire
Time commitment:

Ideally we require a minimum of 1 - 2 hours per week, weekdays, evenings or weekends.

We are seeking Volunteer Befrienders who can spare an hour or two each week to chat to our Service Users. We can match you to a Service User who shares similar interests to you.

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Volunteer Gardener - Agate House

Location:
Woburn Street, Ampthill, Bedfordshire
Time commitment:

This is a very flexible volunteering role with hours and days to suit.

We are looking for 2 - 3 volunteer gardeners to work on a regular ongoing basis throughout the year.

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Gardening Volunteer

Location:
Hitchin, Herts
Time commitment:

2 - 4 hours weekly

We would like to recruit a volunteer to support our residents in the activity garden for a couple of hours a week

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1:1 Befriender

Location:
Hitchin, Herts
Time commitment:

2 - 4 Hours a week

We would like to recruit a 1:1 Berfriender to spend social time with one of our residents in the home

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Volunteer Befriender

Location:
Greater Manchester
Time commitment:

2-3 hours per week (flexible)

Do you have a little time to spare each week to become a Volunteer Befriender? As a Befriender you can support our service users by helping with social activities, going to community events, to the local cinema or just having a cup of tea and a chat.

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Fundraising and Events Volunteer

Location:
Wetherby, West Yorkshire
Time commitment:

Ideally a regular commitment with a flexible approach to the needs of the service.

Are you looking to gain experience within events management, fundraising or marketing? We are currently recruiting for volunteers to organise and support local community fundraising events.

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Digital Champion for Wharfedale House

Location:
Wharfedale House, Wetherby
Time commitment:

We need a volunteer on Monday to Thursday, 10am to 3pm. Please get in touch if you can only do one or two of these days. We’d like a commitment for at least six months.

Do you know how to use Skype? Do you do your shopping online? Did you know that 25% of people with a registered disability are offline compared with 6% of the rest of the UK? Help bridge the digital skills gap and learn new skills by joining our team