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Volunteer for Us

Do you have the time to make a real difference?

If you have time to spare, or skills and interests to share, we would love to hear from you.

You can volunteer in one of our care homes across the south of England, or with one of our growing network of online and community clubs for people across Dorset and Hampshire. Volunteers are essential to achieving our aim to empower people to live their whole life well, and fulfilling our commitment to provide a high quality of life for our residents and club members.

A small amount of time can make a real difference to someone’s life. And for you, volunteering can be a lot of fun and a great way to keep physically, mentally and socially active, and meet new people. You can volunteer in one of our services, or even from the comfort of your own home.

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Why Volunteer?

People volunteer for many reasons, some for education, some for personal reasons; whatever your motivation, we need your help to continue the work we do empowering people to live their whole lives well. 

Volunteering helps you to increase confidence, try new things and gain a real sense of achievement. 

Volunteering for Brendoncare means you make a real difference to someone’s life every day. 

I enjoy speaking to different members daily and having conversations with them about various things. I love knowing that my calls are helping the person on the other side in small ways, such as them not feeling isolated and just having a friend to speak to about anything.

Prianka, telephone support volunteer

Volunteer Stories

Amy’s story

17 year-old media student Amy is one of Brendoncare’s youngest volunteers. She helps at ‘Penny’s Friendship Club’ in Ferndown, Dorset.

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Neil’s story

Neil volunteers at Brendoncare’s central office. He was encouraged by his wife, who volunteered for Citizens Advice for several years.

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What Volunteer roles are available?

We believe that without diversity we will be unable to fulfil our vision.

We would like to hear from people who share a strong belief in our vision and values.

We have a range of volunteer roles to suit people, regardless of age, background, or whether you can get out and about or want to stay at home; we’d like to hear from you.

Some of the roles we have available include:

I began volunteering as part of my Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award, where I found Brendoncare Clubs on a volunteering website and decided to inquire into becoming part of their team. From the first meeting I attended, I was inspired by the group's community spirit and enjoyed interacting with a variety of people. Since then, the club has become somewhat of a family to me, where I gain entertainment, knowledge and wisdom from chatting to each member, as well as having many fun Saturday afternoons to look back upon.

Kirsten, community club volunteer

Volunteer FAQ’s

Brendoncare offer a range of services from community support and clubs, through to extra care housing and residential care, helping thousands of people across the south of the UK. These services are designed to empower people to live their whole life well, and it is largely down to the kindness, bravery and positivity of our volunteers that we are able to do so.

As a charity we rely on volunteers to help us reduce loneliness and isolation, and empower people to live their whole life well.

As a volunteer, you will support the work of Brendoncare, meet new people, learn new skills and revisit old interests, and do something worthwhile and inspiring. Most of all, you will have fun, and we hope you will be proud of the fact that you are making a difference to the lives of people in your communities.

At Brendoncare we offer a comprehensive training programme to volunteers to ensure they understand the requirements of their volunteer role and are properly equipped to support their members.

We provide you with an induction, ongoing training and support, and reimbursement of out of pocket/travel expenses. Your DBS check will be provided at no financial cost to you.

Volunteers in our homes and community services gain experience, skills, confidence and friendships. Some people volunteer because they are fulfilling a class requirement, others to give back to the community. Whatever your reasons, there’s a role for you.

We ask for two satisfactory references and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Training is important to make sure we keep you and everyone we work with safe. If you are working remotely you may need to be able to access training on zoom. Some roles may require a driving license or specific qualifications, please enquire for more details.

The short answer is yes! Our online clubs and telephone support roles can be fulfilled from home, and only require you to have a working internet connection and phone line. We have volunteers from all over working comfortably out of their own homes to help support people across the UK. 

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, finding out more about the volunteer roles we have available, or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us by calling 01962 857097 or you can fill in the form above to receive a call back.