Becoming a volunteer
Could you provide friendship and support to an older person as one of our highly valued volunteers?
We are often looking for new volunteers who are able to give their time to supporting and befriending our residents and if you feel that this is something you could do then do please contact us. Our volunteers come from a wide variety of backgrounds and the one thing they all have in common is; they all find it hugely rewarding.
Opportunities could include escorting residents to hospital appointments, shopping trips and to other events. Reading and sharing skills, run singing & dance sessions, arts & craft classes, research and record local or family history, help residents use the computers and internet facilities. We provide, befriend isolated or lonely older people, and much, much more besides.
Volunteer Care Home Visitors needed
We're looking for friendly and reliable volunteers to visit older people in our residential care home here in Olton, Solihull, to offer practical and emotional support.
Sir Josiah Mason Trust is a registered charity and we provide affordable, safe and secure sheltered accommodation, residential care and extra care housing for adults in their older age.
As a Volunteer Visitor in the care home you will provide one-to-one companionship and support, offer a listening ear, and spend time engaging in everyday conversation, activities or hobbies with the person you are supporting. We will provide you with training so you can take on the role confidently.
The activities you carry out will depend on the preferences and needs of the person you are supporting, so you may spend time supporting someone with activities such as gardening, knitting, doing crosswords or helping them with a jigsaw!
Volunteers do not provide nursing or personal care but they offer crucial support to those needing a helping hand towards the end of their lives.
To become a volunteer you will be:
A good communicator, patient and understanding
Friendly and approachable, with a sensitive and caring manner
Reliable and emotionally resilient.
As you will be volunteering in a care home we will carry out a DBS check for you.
Our volunteers come from a wide variety of backgrounds and the one thing they all have in common is; they all find it hugely rewarding.
If you feel that this is something you could do then do please complete an application by clicking on the button below..
If you are interested in being a volunteer, in the first instance please contact our management support staff on 0121 245 1002.