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Your volunteering opportunities
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.
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 ….
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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