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Becoming a Trustee

Are you interested in being a Trustee of an historic, yet forward thinking charitable Trust and Housing Association?  Do you have experience in finance, housing development, working with older people or IT?  If the answer is yes then please click on the link below for more information and on how to apply:-


Chair of Trustees Opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Chair of Trustees at SJMT. This is a voluntary role with a strategic part to play in representing the vision and purpose of the organisation. The Chair will be an ambassador for our organisation, ensuring that the Board functions properly, there is full participation at meetings, that all relevant matters are discussed and that effective decisions are made and carried out. If you think you could be the person we are looking for, please download the recruitment pack below for more information:-

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.

Making a positive impact

Volunteers make a positive impact on our residents and our communities, there are also lots of other benefits to joining our team as a volunteer:


  • You can make a difference to our residents’ lives by getting involved and enabling them to have one to one support or learn new skills.

  • You can gain skills and experience to enhance your CV or help you to progress into paid work, further education or a career in care or housing.

  • You can enjoy the health and wellbeing benefits associated with volunteering.

  • You can meet people and enhance people’s lives.


As a volunteer, you will:

  • Have some training in areas such as safeguarding.

  • Have your DBS funded.

  • Be reimbursed for agreed expenses.

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.

Volunteering at SJMT

Becoming a volunteer

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