Witness Service volunteers need to have a caring, mature, supportive and empathetic manner towards others. You need to be friendly and approachable with good listening and verbal communication skills.
We are especially interested in hearing from applicants with second language or sign language skills, though this is not essential.
A non-judgemental, impartial and confidential approach to supporting others is essential.
Volunteers need to have respect for the diversity of all people, which includes commitment to the service’s objective of ensuring equal access is offered to all witnesses and their supporters.
Volunteers need to be committed, trustworthy, discreet and prepared to adhere to Citizens Advice Witness Service standards to ensure we deliver a high standard of service to our witnesses and victims.
For more details contact Citizen Advice Witness Service
To become a befriender, you’ll need to be kind, caring, trustworthy and patient.
A DBS check will be required and training will be provided for this role.
If you have a couple of hours to spare once a week/fortnight it would be great to hear from you and the great thing about telephone befriending is that it is flexible and you can arrange it around other commitments.
For more details contact Kent Association for the Blind
Do you enjoy driving?
Would you like to go to local attractions on the occasional day trip, whilst enriching the lives of others?
If so, volunteers are needed to be available on request but at your convenience to drive disabled people to and from social engagements with the occasional long drives to take a group on day trips. You will drive our specially adapted vehicles.
We welcome volunteers who are able to help with a morning or afternoon shift per week, or more if you wish.
Experience is not necessary as we can provide training in the shop and welcome all volunteers to attend an induction morning where you can learn about the Hospice itself, as well as meeting more members of the team.
Volunteers must be aged over 16 years of age (volunteers aged 16-18 years must provide parental consent). However there may also be opportunities for Duke of Edinburgh Award students minimum age 14. They will need a Kent County Council child work permit
Although some retail experience may be beneficial, we provide full training and inductions.
Unfortunately we are unable to reimburse travel expenses.
Could you spare a few hours a week to make a difference to someone in your community, simply by offering time and companionship?
We are recruiting Compassionate Neighbours across Maidstone & Malling to offer friendship and emotional support to people affected by terminal illness or frailty, who are lonely or at risk of isolation.
Compassionate Neighbours pairs local people based on their shared likes, interests and experiences. This is your chance to become part of an award winning network of more than 1500 Compassionate Neighbours nationwide and to make a real difference to those around you. Our Compassionate Neighbours are currently working remotely due to COVID-19, offering regular telephone and video call contact, but will return to face to face visits in the future.
If you think you have what it takes we’d love to hear from you! You must be aged 18 or over and willing to undergo an Enhanced DBS check.
Full training is provided remotely as well as ongoing support to develop your skills.
For an informal chat about this role please contact us
To help and encourage disabled persons, on a one to one basis, to use a personal computer to create images, (landscapes, portraits etc) using image creation software (eg Corel Draw).
Need to be patient and caring and a good communicator.
Need to be familiar with the basics of a personal computer.
Need to be willing to learn how to use specific software, eg Corel Draw.