People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons. For some it offers the chance to give something back to the community or make a difference to the people around them. For others it provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge. Regardless of the motivation, what unites them all is that they find it both challenging and rewarding.
Why not volunteer? You could help us at Sid Valley Help or with one of the other voluntary groups in Sidmouth such as Sidmouth Hospice at Home, the Memory Café, Sidmouth Voluntary Services, or the Food Bank. Call us for an informal chat and advice on 01395 892 011.
Current vacancies are listed on the leaflet that can be downloaded HERE.
Volunteer Vacancies in Sidmouth November 2021
Befriending volunteers - Sid Valley Help We are a local charity that provides information on local health and social care support services and provides a support and befriending service to isolated people.
We need volunteers to join our befriending team to visit people at home, generally for an hour or two every week, or to phone them regularly. Training will be provided and volunteers have team leader who can help with any issues. To find our more please ring our Helpline on 01395 892 011 and leave a message and Ron will call you back or email firstname.lastname@example.org. wwwsidvalleyhelp.org.uk
Dementia volunteers - Sidmouth Hospice at Home We provide tailored care and support for people in the Sid Valley diagnosed as palliative, and for their carers and families; and we commission and fund specialist nursing and hospice beds. Our volunteers provide support by driving patients to medical appointments and shopping, befriending, and in bereavement.
We need volunteers to join our dementia team to visit people at home. Training will be provided, and all volunteers have a named member of staff for questions and attend regular meetings of all volunteers. Most of our volunteers have one or two clients who they visit once week for up to two hours. Dementia volunteers work in pairs and can either visit their client alone or with their ‘partner’. To find out more please phone Ashlynn Lee for a chat on 01395 578707 or visit the Information Centre at 48 High Street or email email@example.com www.sidmouthhospiscare.org.uk
Drivers - Sidmouth Voluntary Services SVS is a registered charity and has been providing services, care and friendship for the elderly and disabled in the Sid Valley area for over 50 years. We provide a range of services from our base at Twyford House in Coburg Road including a morning café, lunches, patient transport, and shopping buses.
Our Lunch Club operates Monday to Friday 12 to 2pm and we have a weekday lunchtime mini-bus that collects clients from their homes and returns them after their lunch. We also run weekly shopping trips to Waitrose and Lidl. We need drivers for the mini-buses – one can be driven with a D1 category on your license and we have a slightly larger bus that needs a D category.
We also need additional drivers with their own vehicle to take clients for medical appointments, usually to the RD&E or the Beacon Health Centre and local dentists. Mileage is reimbursed at government rates. To find out more please call Carol on 01395 515063 or email SidmouthVS@gmail.com www.sidmouthvs.org.uk.