VASL - Volunteering

Why volunteer?

Volunteering is a great way to learn new skills, make new friends and get out and about, whilst giving something back to the community. All our volunteering opportunities are designed to be fun and rewarding and we’ll give you all the help and support you need to get started and make the most of it.

Volunteering here at VASL

We offer a great range of volunteering opportunities whether you’d like to volunteer with us regularly or every now and then. You could spend an hour or two a week helping to market VASL, helping an older person get more out of their lives with our Community Champions project or  people out and about on social trips.

So what are we looking for?

Below are some of the volunteering opportunities at VASL. If you decide you would like to be considered as a volunteer for any of the roles below then  fill in our Volunteer Registration Form and send it back to us.

My Mind Matters Volunteer Roles

My Mind Matters are looking for dynamic and sociable volunteers who are enthusiastic about good mental health and passionate about helping their community. We want you to come and support our workshops by making participants feel welcomed, help design and deliver the workshops and join in with activities by sharing tips and experiences about your understanding of good mental health. We offer full training and support and take the time to get to know who you are and explore the skills and knowledge you bring to the role. Please give us a call to find out more or email mindmatters@vasl.org.uk

Community Champions We’re looking for caring people to volunteer their time and skills, to help isolated or lonely people reconnect with their local community, discover new opportunities and achieve their personal goals, with your support, encouragement and companionship. Visit isolated or lonely older people at home and encourage them to broaden their horizons by trying out local groups, activities etc. You’ll be matched to the person you support for a year, so you’ll have plenty of time to really make a difference to their lives.

Telephone Champions

Call isolated and lonely people on a regular basis, giving them companionship, support and practical help and information.

Digital Volunteers Visit isolated and lonely people at home and show them how to use and benefit from the internet, both practically and socially, whether on a tablet or laptop etc. There’s a world of online information and support out there, as well as communities of like-minded people and fun, enriching activities, and you’ll help people discover this and more.

For all Community Champion opportunities call 01858 439262  or email:  champions@vasl.org.uk

Carers Telephone BefriendersSwitchboard-operator We are looking for volunteers that understand the issues associated with caring to be able to ring a carer once a week, it could be for a light hearted chat or for a carer to have an opportunity to get something off their chest.  You can find out more here:https://vasl.org.uk/our-projects/support-for-carers/carers-telephone-befriending  or   please call  on 01858 468543

Car Scheme – Drivers drivers wanted!

Drivers needed to help people in areas with no public transport get to hospital appointments etc. Expenses provided. Download The role of a Volunteer Driver

Volunteer Driver leaflet

or Call Sandy Handley on 01858 468499 or email shandley@vasl.org.uk

To find out more and for an informal chat about volunteering please call us on 01858 433232 or email admin@vasl.org.uk Alternatively, you could volunteer to become trained to man our Support for Carers telephone helpline. Plus of course, you’re welcome to volunteer here at our offices, helping us with everything from fundraising to using your marketing and publicity skills here at VASL.

Want to volunteer for another local group?

To find out about all volunteering opportunities in your area visit www.do-it.org.uk Voluntary Action Leicestershire ( VAL) have their own database of volunteering opportunities in Leicestershire and you can find them on their website.

Volunteering is fun, can provide you with new experiences, new skills and new friends. It’s a great way to find out about your local community and it fits around your life.


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