Carer Volunteer

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Our carers carry out personal care to some of our service users, this could include things like washing, dressing, toileting or feeding. 

As a volunteer you will NOT be responsible for these duties, but you will be asked to assist and help the carers with their role.

What skills do I need?

Tasks and responsibilities

• to help carers with personal care to service users.  This could include washing, dressing or toileting

• to help carers provide food and drink to service users, this could include feeding

• to talk with service users

Skills and experience

• a willingness to help others

• good communication skills

• reliability

Time commitment

• hours to be agreed with your volunteer manager, can be flexible but will be agreed in advance

Council’s commitment

• Induction training and support for the role

• Other relevant training and development

• On-going support

• Reimbursement of agreed expenses

Safety Requirements

• Weekly testing for COVID-19 for as long as required

• Wearing of appropriate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) at all times

• To follow infection control requirements – training will be provided


  • Accessibility
  • Data Protection policy
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 16/03/2021

End Date: 16/03/2022

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Availability Details

Flexible hours and days

Posted for
Thurrock Council

Register your Interest


  • Civic Responsibility and Communities
  • Disability
  • Health and Social Care
  • No specific interest
  • Older People


  • General Helping
  • Supporting Charities
  • Supporting People and Befriending

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