Brendoncare offers a wide variety of exciting volunteering opportunities and full training is provided.
Ready to apply? Please complete the following two forms and return them to us via email or post them to: Brendoncare Volunteering, The Old Malthouse, Victoria Road, Winchester SO23 7DU.
Current opportunities in our Community and Clubs Service
Telephone Support Volunteers: provide regular telephone contact to our members to support them and help them feel they are not alone. As a valuable point of contact for members who are unable to attend our clubs for any reason, you need to be cheerful and articulate with the ability to chat to anyone about anything. You will need a phone and a quiet area in your home to make calls on regular agreed days, or you can join our team at our Central Office in Winchester.
Clubs Supporters: ensure the venue is safe and welcoming, engage with members, provide refreshments and encourage involvement in activities. We welcome new ideas and activities, so if you have a specific skill or interest you can share, we’d love to hear from you. (Please note, while our clubs remain closed due to coronavirus restrictions, we are working towards a safe and gradual reopening in the Spring).
Singing for fun volunteer choir lead (Gosport and Southampton): We are looking for volunteers to join us at these virtual clubs to get to know the members and join in with our zoom singing sessions. Once we start to re-open the singing groups as Government guidance allows, your support, skills and enthusiasm will help us to re-establish a much needed community resource. We would like someone who can run our sessions either as part of our regular choir groups or by delivering one off sessions across our other friendship groups. You would guide our members to learn new songs, practice existing songs and most importantly have fun! You will need to be cheerful and articulate with some time to spare, a passion for singing and encouraging others to sing no matter what their skills and abilities. Previous experience of running or being involved in a small choir or singing group would be ideal as would the ability to use a keyboard and/or piano and to read sheet music.
Opportunities in our care homes are currently restricted due to coronavirus precautions. However, roles typically include:
- Help for outings
- Creative / craft assistant
Additional opportunities are sometimes available in our Central Office, supporting our Clubs and Community Service, Fundraising team, Marketing and Social Media, and Human Resources. Please contact us for details.
Recruitment is temporarily on hold for the following roles in our Clubs service:
- Volunteer drivers: many club members would be unable to attend without them. It’s not just about the driving; friendships are formed, with fun and laughter on the journey to clubs. You’ll need a full driving licence, access to a car and appropriate insurance; you’ll be an experienced driver who enjoys driving and is safe and confident behind the wheel,
- Lunch club volunteers: ensure that members receive a healthy and wholesome meal. They ensure the venue is safe and welcoming, engage with members, prepare and serve food, and clear away/wash up afterwards. No experience of food preparation is necessary as full training is given.
- Cooking for One presenters: demonstrate recipes to our members at club meetings. The Cooking for One programme encourages older people to cook for themselves. You’ll be a confident and competent cook with a passion for food and an understanding of, and empathy with, older people. The ability to multi-task, good time-management and communication and presentation skills will be essential.