Volunteering

Help & Care’s volunteers have been providing support to people in the local community since 2002

Our Services


We believe that volunteering helps the volunteer just as much as the person they are helping. It keeps people active and agile, gets them out meeting new people and offers an opportunity to do something good for someone else or your local community.

Our volunteers support people in Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset.  The support provided can either be one-off or on a regular basis.

Volunteers can support people with a range of activities including:

The Telephone Befriending service involves our volunteers calling a list of our clients over the phone to ensure they have a chat with a friendly voice.

The Walking Group supports those in later life and/ or with mobility issues who want some gentle exercise and social contact with others in outdoor settings.

Community Support Volunteers provide a little bit of extra support to some of our clients who have had contact with our advocacy or coaching services.  People may need a little bit of practical help for a short time to help build their confidence.

Garden mentors support people referred to our Roots gardening scheme to help build their confidence in undertaking their tasks.

Charity shop volunteers support the day-to-day running of the shop including: collecting and sorting donations through to serving customers on the till.

Our volunteering roles are currently under review and more will be added in due course.

If you are interested in volunteering and wish to know more, please contact us on 0300 111 3303

 

 


Read our stories...

Derek’s story – Helping people as a Walking Group Volunteer

Derek has been volunteering at Help & Care for 10 years. He volunteers for our Walking Group, which supports those in later life and people with mobility issuesRead more.

Bob and Maddy Smith

Bob and Maddy Smith have been supporting older people affected by cancer in Dorset since 2012 by volunteering their time with our Dorset Macmillan Advocacy service. Recently, their contribution was recognised with a presentation at Help & Care.Read more.

Roger's story - Combating loneliness

Roger had been caring for his wife for 10 years when she was diagnosed with dementia and had to go into a care home. The sudden lack of company and responsibilities made Roger feel lonely and depressed.Read more.

Daphne and Charles - Volunteering with Help & Care

Daphne and her husband Charles are in their 80s and they have been helping the local community through volunteering for over 20 years. Both Daphne and Charles joined Help & Care in 2007, after meeting us at an event at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital.Read more.

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