Our dedicated volunteers provide an invaluable service by supporting people affected by dementia at Approach; and without them we would be unable to provide our high quality dementia support services. We currently have a team of over 40 volunteers who help to ensure our day opportunities, café and administrative services operate effectively. Volunteering is very worthwhile and there are many rewarding reasons to get involved.
Volunteering at Approach comes with a number of social benefits since it provides the perfect opportunity to meet a wide range of people. Volunteering can also help to develop confidence and interpersonal skills.
Are you looking for a career in social care? At Approach, we can provide you with hands on experience in a social care setting to prepare you for employment. We also provide relevant training to all of our volunteers who wish to expand their skill set and enhance their CV. Many of our volunteers have even moved into paid employment with us.
After retirement or following the loss of a loved one, you may feel you have a lot of spare time and would like to support a cause close to your heart or help those who require extra care and assistance. In giving your time to Approach you will be helping to contribute to something meaningful within our local community.
Volunteering can improve your well-being! Our friendly staff team will support you through all aspects of volunteering to allow you to settle in to your role quickly and to ensure your time with us is as enjoyable as possible.
To ensure you are not left out of pocket, we also provide a volunteer expenses scheme in which you can reclaim your travel cost. To show our appreciation for our volunteers hard work; we also hold an annual volunteers event in June in which we celebrate their special contribution.
It doesn’t matter how much time you have to give; we have volunteering opportunities to fit into any lifestyle. Whether you can only commit to a couple of hours a month or would be willing to support us on a weekly basis- we have a voluntary role for you.
If you are interested in joining us as a volunteer, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01782 214999 and we’ll be happy to discuss our opportunities further.