Volunteering at Crossroads

Support from volunteers is highly valued at Crossroads and we welcome volunteers to help out with a variety of tasks, from helping to run carers groups or youth clubs to befriending.

If you are a supportive person, who is helpful, caring, with a friendly manner and looking to make a positive influence on another person’s life, then we would love to hear from you!

We will support you to develop your skills and confidence.

You may be thinking of a career in care, or you may be someone who has been a carer looking to get back in to the role or are just looking to give something back to the local community.

Current Volunteering Opportunities

Help at our Day Club for people with care needs

This opportunity is to provide companionship and conversation to attendees of our Day Club for people with care needs. Care needs may relate to age, medical condition (including dementia) or disability.

The aim of the Day Club is to provide a change of scenery and companionship for those facing isolation.

This voluntary role will include;
• helping to set up the venue.
• greeting and seating people.
• helping with refreshments.
• interacting with attendees – taking part in activities and games, ensuring everyone feels involved and welcome in an inclusive space.
• providing a listening ear.
• Helping to tidy up at the end.

The Day Club runs 10am – 3pm and we are grateful for assistance for the whole or part of the session.

Please note: no care skills are needed as the Day Club has fully trained carers in attendance.

Preferred skills – We are looking for people who are friendly, chatty, a good listener, as well as being understanding and empathetic towards those with care needs

Experience you will gain – As well as skills such as working as part of a team, communication and listening, Crossroads provides relevant in-house training to volunteers including: first aid and health & safety

Additional info –

Volunteers must be aged 18+.

Agreed expenses will be reimbursed.

DBS check required.

Contact for more information –

Luke McCubbin
0121 553 6483
Luke.mccubbin@crossroads-caringforcarers.org

Help out at local support groups for unpaid carers

This opportunity is to provide companionship and conversation to unpaid carers at a regular, two-hour Carer Support Group.

The aim of the support group is to provide carers with a place to socialise, develop friendships and reintegrate back into the community, whilst gaining the support needed to help them in their caring role.

This voluntary role will include;
• helping to set up the venue.
• greeting and seating people.
• helping with refreshments.
• interacting with attendees – taking part in group discussions and one to one conversations.
• providing a listening ear.
• ensuring that attendees feel welcome in an inclusive space.
• Identifying those who require additional, professional support and referring to Crossroads staff.
• Helping to tidy up at the end.

Preferred skills – We are looking for people who are friendly, chatty, a good listener, as well as being understanding and empathetic towards family carers and how their situation impacts on their wellbeing.

Experience gained – As well as skills such as working as part of a team, communication and listening, Crossroads provides relevant in-house training to volunteers including: first aid and health & safety.

Additional info 

Volunteers must be aged 18+.

Agreed expenses will be reimbursed.

DBS check required.

Contact for more information –

Luke McCubbin
0121 553 6483
Luke.mccubbin@crossroads-caringforcarers.org

Befriending

Befriending involves visiting or phoning lonely carers or those with care needs who need someone to speak to.  No opportunities currently available, but please contact us or call 0121 553 6483 to register your interest.