Volunteers help Renfrewshire Carers Centre provide a wide range of services and support.
Volunteering opportunities include:
- Telephone Befriending contacting Carers on a regular basis to ask how they are
- Help with activities in our various support groups.
- Help with Admin tasks
- Help to identify hidden Carers and raise awareness of Carer’s issues at information stalls, community events, GP surgeries and hospitals.
- Become a Trustee
- Help with fundraising for the Centre.
- Volunteer driver – taking Carers/Cared to hospital, GP, or dental appointments.
- Counselling for our in-house Counselling Service
What volunteers get out of Volunteering:
Help other people!
Learn new skills and gain self-confidence!
Access to training courses!
Socialise with other volunteers!
Become involved in the local community!
Have fun – make new friends!
Massive congrats to Lindsey on passing her exams and becoming a fully qualified counsellor! Lindsey’s been on a placement with the Centre since January this year, and is kindly going to continue volunteering with us.
“In January 2023 Renfrewshire Carers kindly offered me a placement as a volunteer student counsellor while I was working towards my Diploma. I love working there as the staff are warm and welcoming and offer a compassionate, supportive space for all carers. The level of services provided by Renfrewshire Carers is second to none and they offer a lifeline to people who otherwise might feel they have been forgotten.” – Lindsey
Hi, my name is June and I am 80 years of age. I started volunteering some 7 years ago when I had retired and also moved to a smaller home. On looking up volunteering roles I found Renfrewshire Carers on the Internet… I was delighted when after a meeting with Marie at the Carers offices that they thought I might be suitable for the befriending service.
After a few courses and passing clearance, all done at the centre with a welcoming group of people, I was matched with a lady and her son (he is her main Carer). I have been visiting them on a fairly regular basis for 6-7 years. She is a lovely lady who has Dementia. We have a chat, a laugh and a cup of tea. Her son gets a break for a few hours knowing she is happy and safe. On a personal level, I get a lot of pleasure from my afternoons with her and a bit of structure in retirement!
Renfrewshire Carers in my mind provides help for Carers in lots of ways from the Befriending service being one, newsletters, gala days, information days, highlighting their services and identifying Carers, these are things as a volunteer you can get involved in.
So come along and give it a try…
June Muir – Volunteer