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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Music at Cossham Gardens

Musicians

Location:
Agnes Court - Banbury - Oxfordshire
Time commitment:

One to two hours weekly or fortnightly

By agreement

CALLING ALL MUSICIANS Come and make some music with us. We love all kinds of music and would love you to come and entertain us. We don't mind what type of music or instrument and if we could sing along that would be even better.

Beechwood residents playing chess

CHESSPLAYER

Location:
Agnes Court - Banbury - Oxfordshire
Time commitment:

One to two hours a week or fortunately.

By agreement.

CHECKMATE! Can you play chess and spare a few hours either weekly or fortnightly? We have a residents who loves to play but no opponent's.

A man in a wheelchair being helped into the back of an accessible minibus

Volunteer Driver and Escort

Location:
Agnes Court - Banbury - Oxfordshire
Time commitment:

Two to three hours a week and by agreement

Do you enjoy driving and visiting new places - then we need you now. To take our residents on days out to garden centres, cafes, the theatre and more. We have a variety of different size vechiles includeing a mini bus so training would be required.

3)	Participants enjoyed making butterfly wheels with Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

Potter

Location:
Banbury - Oxfordshire
Time commitment:

Two to Three hours weekly, fortnightly or monthly.

Can be as flexible as needed.

 

Could you help our residents have fun with clay and develop their fine motor skills?

Volunteer LM supporting BMC

Do You Have Green Fingers

Location:
Banbury - Oxfordshire
Time commitment:

We would love a regular commitment  either weekly, fortnightly or monthly but can be as flexible as you need.

Then we need your help!

Mark Lane with Essex Can Doers

Can Do support volunteer

Location:
Conwy -North Wales
Time commitment:

A project length initially of up to 12 weeks, with scope to extend the period of time if both the volunteer and Coordinator are happy.

Our Can Do project supports and encourage the growth of young adults and teenagers within Conwy. We're looking for a volunteer to support in planning and assisting in delivery sessions and researching opportunities within the local area.

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.

A man in a wheelchair looks over his shoulder at the camera

Church Volunteer

Location:
Edinburgh
Time commitment:

About 2 hours on Sunday mornings; 10am-12md

This is a lovely voluntary role supporting a quiet man to attend 10.30am Sunday morning services at St. Ninian's Chapel, Edinburgh. He is a wheelchar user and the chapel is a short 10 minute walk from the client's supported living accommodation.

Orchard resident Declan with Brian a volunteer in front of a computer

Volunteer Befriender

Location:
Kirkliston
Time commitment:

Our befriender roles normally only require a commitment of 1-3 hours per visit per week or fortnight (or even less if necessary) to fit in with the client's social time and the volunteer's availability. Every arrangement however is discussed and agreed in detail beforehand so that everyone involved is happy going forward.

This is a truly rewarding opportunity to give a little spare time supporting people with disability in one of our supported living services to enjoy company and pastimes.

Two men holding and looking at an iPad

International DPO Engagement Volunteer

Location:
Home based
Time commitment:

Flexible. E.g. 2-3 days per week for 6-month period.

Are you interested in developing a practical resource for Leonard Cheshire International teams on engaging and ensuring the participation of DPOs (and disabled people) in the delivery of team objectives?