Volunteering with Warrington Community Living
Please Note currently due to COVID 19 we are unable to accept any further volunteer applications.
Unfortunately we have had to close all of our homes to volunteers and visitors so we can reduce the risk of spreading Covid-19. As you can imagine we support some really vulnerable people and although it would be a great help to have extra hands right now the risk to residents and of course colleagues would be increased significantly so we have made this decision to not process any further applications for volunteering at this time.
However, we are working very closely with WBC and they have a Covid-19 volunteer scheme up and running where they can help us support people in the community. They will also redirect volunteers into our homes should we get to the point where this becomes essential so I would urge you to apply to be part of this volunteer community.
They are recruiting through Warrington Voluntary Action and you can sign up by using the following link https://www.warringtonva.org.uk/covid-19-community-volunteer-sign .
Thank you again for looking to volunteer with us, we will be looking to utilise volunteers again once this has all passed so feel free to get back in touch if you are interested at that point.
Volunteering with Warrington Community Living can take many different forms depending upon your interests, time availability and capabilities.
As a not for profit charity, funded by limited public money, we are always keen to get the extra help that volunteers can offer, but it isn't a one way transaction. A sense of making a positive contribution, learning new skills and facets of themselves, gaining experience for future work or seeing if a career in social care is one that suits them, these are just a few of the rewards that volunteers get in return.
We have a number of locations around Warrington that may be more convenient for you, and a number of different roles. Maybe you would like to offer direct support to people or help us behind the scenes. This could include for instance:
- Spending time with an older person, offering some company and helping them to reminisce
- Supporting someone with a learning disability to enjoy going out to a show or to watch the Wolves
- Supporting a craft or music activity with a group of people recovering from mental health issues
- Be part of someone's community circle - an isolated person with few friends or family to look out for their needs and interests needs people who will get involved
- Helping with one of the gardens at our residential homes
- Bringing a group of friends or colleagues to help us with some decorating
- Providing some essential support in one of our offices, helping answer the phones and greeting visitors