Volunteer

The following agencies provide routes into volunteering.

Engage

Engage is a charity whose aim is to support the development of vibrant, effective and influential voluntary and community organisations in West Somerset and Taunton Deane. It does this by providing a range of services including its Volunteer Centre; guidance and support for charities; funding advice; and regular voluntary sector forums. Engage also acts as a voice for the local voluntary and community sector.

Engage is responsible for recruiting and supporting the volunteers who will be working with the Carers Agents in Taunton Deane and West Somerset.

Wet Somerset: 01643 707123 

West Somerset Volunteering – volunteercentre@engagews.org.uk

Taunton Deane: 07958 132882 

Taunton Deane Volunteering – tauntonvolunteers@engagews.org.uk 

All other enquiries – information@engagews.org.uk

Spark

Spark Somerset provide information, advice, training and support to the voluntary and community sector in South Somerset, Mendip and Sedgemoor. We also run the Volunteer Service, inspiring people to get involved and make a difference in their communities.

Call them on: 01935 475914.

 

SOMPAR

Become a Volunteer Befriender – click here for details

The Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Carers Service supports Carers by running a one to one befriending service.  We are looking for volunteers willing to befriend carers to offer support and friendship as sometimes carers of people with mental health issues are often isolated, lonely or in crisis.

 

Age UK Somerset 

Age UK Somerset have a wide range of volunteer opportunities across Somerset.

For further information about the service or, if you wish to volunteer, please contact us on 01823 345618 or email together@ageuksomerset.org.uk.  We look forward to hearing from you.

  • ‘Ageing Well’ Gentle Exercise Session Volunteers
  • Partners in Care Volunteers
  • Befriending Volunteers
  • Living Better Volunteers
  • Information and Advice Support Volunteers
  • Office Support Volunteers
  • Event Champions
  • Poster Putter Uppers
  • Fundraising Volunteers
  • Better Buddies Volunteers

The Alzheimer’s Society Befriending Service

People affected by dementia sometimes feel lonely or isolated. You can help by joining
our befriending service in the Chard, Ilminster and Crewkerne area.

Become a trained volunteer to support the person with dementia to continue
to enjoy their hobbies, interests and practical tasks i.e. shopping, in the
community or at home.

If you would like further information or support please contact:

The Alzheimer’s Society: www.alzheimers.org.uk
Telephone: 01935 473 597
Email: southandeastsomerset@alzheimers.org.uk
National Helpline: 0300 222 11 22

 

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