Make & Mend
Volunteer with our Charity
Do you have a manual skill or trade which would benefit our services, helping make them a better place to live or work?
Whether you have green fingers, are a dab hand with DIY, have flair for decoration or are a budding chef, why not put your talents to good use in our services? You’ll be helping us build our communities, making them a great place to live and work.
- Ready to take up the challenge and volunteer with us? Complete our volunteer application form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Still not sure whether volunteering is right for you? By completing our volunteer questionnaire and emailing it to email@example.com and we’ll get back in touch and discuss some potential volunteering opportunities for you.
- Got a question about volunteering? Read our FAQs to see if these help. If not, you can always Contact Us.
“I’ve worked all my life as a warehouse man, driving all over the country. During those long days I’d looked forward to my retirement, but no sooner had it arrived, the novelty wore off! I hated having nothing to get up for in the mornings and soon found myself at a loose end. That’s when I started to think about what skills I could offer through volunteering.
“Lynda, the Manager at Ferncliffe Road, has been a friend for many years and so she suggested that I use my experience and volunteer to drive their mini-bus. I thought it was a great idea and I now volunteer five days a week, taking the guys out to whatever activities they have on; whether it be a few hours at their day centre, an afternoon shopping or even horse-riding lessons!
“Lots of people ask me why I’m not using my retirement to sit back and relax but that would leave me bored and restless. I love volunteering, it keeps me busy and I’ve made great friends with the staff at the service who all treat me like one of their team. I’ve got a lot of respect for what the support staff do; it’s a hard job and if I can make it a little bit easier by freeing up some of their time helping out with driving, then I’m quite happy!”