Featured Opportunities

Here is an example of some of our current opportunities and roles we think are particularly interesting. We regularly update this page so check back later for something new!

*RECENTLY ADDED*

IT Support for the Homeless Volunteer

Location: Bridgwater

We are looking for Volunteers to support people during a homeless drop in session in Bridgwater. In these sessions Homeless people are given the opportunity to use a computer which allows them to communicate with family or friends, to access advice and complete benefit/housing applications which could be a lifeline for many.

This is an extremely rewarding opportunity where you can offer something back to the community helping many homeless people in Bridgwater move forward with their lives as well as improving your own skills and building on your CV.

*BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE EXPERIENCE NEEDED*

Community Connect Volunteer with BSL

Location: Taunton

If you’ve got British Sign Language skills or experience we’d love to introduce you to a gentleman in Taunton who communicates with BSL and needs some conversation and encouragement and confidence to get out and about in his local area.

As a Community Connect volunteer you’ll be placed one to one with a person who needs some extra support or guidance and has been identified by a social work professional as someone who can benefit from your help.

For general information click the button to the right or speak to Sheila on: 07789 878751

*POPULAR ROLE*

Group Support & Short Break Buddy

Location: Various across Somerset

Short breaks is a service for children with disabilities and their families across Somerset – as a Short Break Volunteer you could join a regular activity group providing respite for families and fun for children. Anything from soft play, building blocks, arts and crafts and outdoor play is on offer and the children and their families really value the support that volunteers give in facilitating the sessions and encouraging the children to join in.

Short Break Buddy’s work more directly with families and children – visiting the home and spending time with a child or young person giving the parent/carer a break; or one on one with a young person to help them to develop social skills and access things in the local community alongside their parent/carer.

*NEW ROLE*

Apomorphine  Group Support Volunteer

Location: Bishops Hull, Taunton

A role is available to work alongside the Parkinson’s Nurse Specialist in running Apomorhine Support Group’s every six weeks. As a volunteer you’ll be helping to arrange the hall, welcome the patients and their carers and engage, observe and listen to the group and then help with general tidying and tasks to end the group.

There are some great benefits to choosing to volunteer in this role, including:

  • Experience of team working.
  • Satisfaction of assisting others and providing an invaluable service to
    Musgrove Park Hospital.
  • An opportunity to develop personal skills and experience.
  • Gain an insight into the services that the Parkinson’s team provide.

For more information, please contact Sheila on: 07789878751