Care Services Navigators
Would you like to be part of something new and exciting and make
a difference at the same time?
Are you...A good listener? A good
Communicator? Reliable? Approachable? Then become one of the Motor
Neurone Disease Association’s volunteer Care Services
Motor Neurone Disease is a progressive
neurodegenerative disease that leads to weakness and wasting of
muscles, causing increasing loss of mobility in the limbs, and
difficulties with speech, swallowing and breathing. There is
a lot to do and not much time to do it. During the – often short –
course of this devastating illness people typically require access
to 18 different professionals.
As a Care Services Navigator, you will
identify statutory, private or voluntary key services available to
support people affected by MND. This will then be used to support
people with MND and their carers to help them navigate the health
and social care services.
Full training will be provided. Whilst
professional qualifications or personal experience of MND are not
essential, empathy with people affected by neurological conditions
and an in depth knowledge of health and social care services would
be an advantage.
To find out more, contact Laurie on 0845 6044 150 or email
Good Neighbours Scheme
We operate a befriending scheme where
volunteers are matched with service users who would benefit from
having someone to visit them once a week for a cup of tea and a
chat, offer support with shopping or help with attending health
We also need volunteers to help with our light
gardening maintenance scheme. Our successful and rewarding scheme
operates across the city. By volunteering for us you will get
involved in your local community, use your existing skills and
learn new ones, build your confidence, be part of a team, gain
valuable work experience and ‘make a difference’.
We would love to hear from you if you can
spare an hour a week, or more, and would like to become a
befriender. For further information, please contact our Volunteers
Development Officer, Colin Wise;
- The Salvation
- Telephone: (01733)
- Fax: (01733)
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alzheimer's Society searching for new recruits in
People in Peterborough and the surrounding areas are being urged
to help Alzheimer’s Society to support people living with dementia.
The charity is looking for volunteers to help in a number of areas,
including helping us to deliver services to people with dementia
and their carers ,local fundraising event, helping out in a local
office, supporting someone living with dementia or helping to raise
awareness across the county.
The charity is holding an Open Day to provide
further awareness of dementia and the supportive work of the
charity on 22 February at our offices at Unit 8 Flag Business
Exchange, Fengate, Peterborough PE1 5TX from 10 am to 3pm. At this
event, the charity is looking to fill a number of other roles.
For further details, please contact : Yvonne
Walton 01733 893853
Appropriate Adult volunteers needed
Peterborough Appropriate Adult Service
are looking for volunteers to help vulnerable and young people in
custody who often need support and guidance, and a caring hand to
ensure they are treated properly. Usually parents will attend but
there are times where this doesn’t happen and the local Youth
Offending Service is required to provide this function.
- A good communicator?
- Able to work with young people?
- Committed to working as a member of a team?
- Prepared to work on a Rota at least twice per month?
- Willing to undertake training?
This is part of the voluntary work carried out for the Youth
Offending Service, with recruitment and training initially being
carried out by Better Together and the YMCA.
Further information about becoming an Appropriate Adult
Volunteer can be found in the leaflet below:
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Appropriate Adult volunteer leaflet
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Peterborough Volunteer Centre
Centre provides signposting and advice to anyone wishing to
volunteer. The Centre also supports volunteer involving
organisations. Having supported the local communities for 30 years
we have a large range of volunteering to suit all needs. The
Volunteer Centre maintains and supports the Peterborough work for
the national volunteer database.
Befriending volunteers needed
Age UK Peterborough
We operate a befriending scheme where a
volunteer is matched with someone who would benefit from having
someone to talk to, the volunteer visits once a week for a cup of
tea and a chat.
This scheme is very successful and rewarding.
If you can spare an hour a week and would like to become a
befriender we would love to hear from you.
Not only would you be helping others, but you
would also benefit by:
- Meeting new people
- Learning new skills
- Being part of a team
- Sharing your knowledge and experience
- Feeling really good about putting something back into the
- Making a difference
For further information, please contact our
Volunteer Co-ordinator, Carol Cook on;
- Telephone: (01733) 564185 ext. 212
To view the vacancy online, please see the
following link; www.ageuk.org.uk/peterborough/How-you-can-help-us/Volunteering/
Age UK Peterborough is the working name
for Age Concern Peterborough which is a company Limited by
Guarantee Registered in England and Wales No. 3943067. Registered
Charity No. 1080030. The Lindens, 86 Lincoln Road, Peterborough PE1
2SN. Telephone: (01733) 564185