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Activities Assistant Volunteer

Location:
St. Michael's, Axbridge
Time commitment:

This can be anything from a few hours per week or per month.  Ideally, we would prefer a regular commitment for a minimum of six months.

Are you a friendly, outgoing person? If so, we need you to help assist our small activities team to allow our disabled residents to fully integrate into group and social activities, including art, quiz, video/music club, etc.
A well earned cuppa!

Volunteer Befriender

Location:
Holehird, Windermere, Cumbria
Time commitment:

Ideally 1 morning a week. 

Do you have a couple of hours a week to spare? Are you sociable? We are looking for befrienders to spend time with our residents, chatting, doing crosswords and puzzles. Maybe a bit craft too! Contact us for an informal chat ….

One of our outings at Christmas, at a local hotel.

Volunteer Driver

Location:
Holehird, Windermere, Cumbria
Time commitment:

This is as and when, we would contact you in advance to see if you are available to help on a planned outing. 

We are looking for friendly volunteers to take our residents out on trips. We go out and about in the locality - the local garden centre, local tourist attractions, local cafes, hospital visits. You will be accompanied by staff members.

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Fundraising volunteer

Location:
Dorchester
Time commitment:

Volunteers wanted to help fundraise and raise awareness for our Charity

Volunteers wanted to help fundraise and raise awareness for our charity to help our local residents and our community projects.

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Gardening volunteer

Location:
Dorchester Dorset
Time commitment:

Time commitment to suit volunteer ideally at least 2hrs per session on each garden.

To help with the gardening tasks in our Leonard Cheshire Homes based in Dorchester, Weymouth and Blandford. Weeding, hedge and grass cutting and general tidying as well as creating flower beds and sensory areas within our gardens.

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Community Fundraiser Volunteer

Location:
Dorchester Dorset
Time commitment:

Role commitment to suit volunteer, ideally at least a couple of hours each week.

Depending on your chosen volunteering role.

We are looking for key volunteers with a keen interest in helping people with disabilities (especially learning disabilities) to form a local group that will help fundraise and raise awareness for Leonard Cheshire.

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An out and about volunteer

Location:
St. Michael's, Axbridge
Time commitment:

A few hours at a time, as and when trips are organised. This may be during the day in the week, in the evening or at the weekend. Ideally, we would prefer regular availability, 2-3 times a month, with a commitment of minimum six months.

 

We are looking for friendly and outgoing people to escort our residents on trips to the local community, such as the seaside, cinema, theatre, concerts, sport or cultural events.

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Escorts

Location:
Great Bromley near Colcheshter
Time commitment:

our Service users enjoy going out, we need volunteers to help make that happen.

to Escort our service users to trip out. when they go shopping or other social trips.

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Befriender

Location:
Great Bromley near Colcheshter
Time commitment:

minimum of 1 hour per week more if able to give.

to befriend one of our service users, give them time to chat with someone different. Read to them or keep them up to date with world events.

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Speaker

Location:
Great Bromley near Colcheshter
Time commitment:

2-3 hours when needed.

go out to group such as WI / Scout to give talks about the work of Leonard Cheshire and our home Seven Rivers