Volunteer

Volunteer

Why Volunteer?

Volunteering is a great way to share your life experience and skills, whilst making a contribution in your local community. It’s also a brilliant way to meet new friends and even discover talents you never knew you had! If you have some time to spare and would like to make a difference to the lives of people in your community, The Bureau would love to hear from you.

Feel great!                          Be valued!                          Give back!

Who Volunteers?

Everybody! Our volunteers come from a variety of backgrounds and ages and volunteer for different reasons. We have volunteering opportunities to fit around your work, family or holiday commitments. It could be a flexible hour every now and again, or a more regular commitment.

 

What could I do? 

Here are just some of the many roles you might be interested in:

Befriending companion
Want to bring a smile to an isolated member of our community?
We carefully match you with one of our clients who may be at risk of becoming lonely and isolated to have a brew and natter with them weekly.
Flexible  |  1-2 hrs per week
Shopping companion
Our weekly Time Out sessions involve the perfect combination of tea and shopping!  Meet with our clients in The Bureau’s hub for a brew and chat and then support them with their shopping trips on the high street.Regular  |  1x 1.5hr session per week
Driving companion

Becoming a Driver Companion is a very rewarding role, in which you drive our most vulnerable clients to their medical appointments.

Flexible  |  0.5 day a week

Friend of The Bureau

Help us to plan and deliver fun community events to raise money for our much needed services.

Flexible  |  2hrs per month

Computer companion
Help to provide our clients with the opportunities to become confident with digital technology. Through friendly one-to-one tuition, pass on your computer, tablet or smartphone skills.Flexible  |  As required
Super volunteering
Worried about committing to a fixed time or project? Our Super Volunteering Scheme is perfectly flexible with no regular commitment necessary. Dip in and out of different roles or help with one-off tasks as and when you can spare your time.Super Flexible  |  No minimum commitment
Dementia companion

Our weekly Thursday Club provides creative and social activities for those living with dementia. A Dementia Carers Group runs alongside.

Regular   |  1x 1.5hr session per week

…..and many, many, more opportunities!!

 

What support is there?

Throughout your volunteer journey, The Bureau will keep you safe, happy and informed.  We will give you the appropriate training and support for whichever role you are doing.

Next Steps

If you would like to know more about the volunteering opportunities on offer, then please contact us today for a friendly chat!

You can also search for volunteer opportunities with The Bureau and/or other local and national organisations online at any time. Simply visit the ‘Volunteer Opportunities’ section of our website.