Being a ‘volunteer’ is someone who has graciously donated his or her time, on a voluntary basis, to help as may be required by Age Concern Sandwich.
As a volunteer you will, of course not be an employee of Age Concern Sandwich and although we are extremely grateful, you will not receive payment for your services. People have a wide range of reasons for volunteering.
If you haven't been involved before, you may be wondering why you should volunteer. Reasons for volunteering include
Whatever the reason, all volunteers agree that it is extremely worthwhile and rewarding doing something that really makes a difference to people's lives.
We understand that the time that you can give to Age Concern Sandwich may vary. Some of our volunteers may be able to give regular amounts of time per week whereas others may only be able to give their time during holiday periods.
We will try and schedule your time with us whenever it suits you and the services that we provide.
Some volunteering roles are based onsite (in our Wellbeing Centre, charity shops or Sunflower Centre) while others are based off-site (Meals on Wheels delivery, Transportation service and Befriending).
All roles will require a reference check and some will require a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. Age Concern Sandwich would find it extremely difficult to manage without our wonderful volunteers, and services would have to be cut if we do not have sufficient volunteers.
We hope that you will choose to volunteer with us and we look forward to welcoming you in to our Volunteering family.
We have two local Charity Shops in Market Street and the Cattle Market.
Assist in our Well - being centre or SunFlower Centre helping with activities, serving refreshments and chatting to our clients.
If you can drive, can you help with:
a) Collecting and returning our stranded remote clients into Sandwich and access our services (using our car)
b) Delivering hot meals to our housebound clients? (using your car)
Some of our remote clients are isolated, lonely and would love to have regular visits from a familiar face to chat over a cuppa or perhaps do an activity together
If you would like to find out more about volunteering for Age Concern Sandwich.
Tel: 01304 614237
Are you a savvy shopper?
Can you help with weekly grocery shopping for our housebound clients?