Different types of volunteering

There are many ways in which you can volunteer

Volunteer Mentor –

Volunteer Mentors are asked to commit for one year to mentoring one Young Carer. This involves taking out a Young Carer on a one-to-one basis for an activity once a fortnight on average. This Volunteer will be a role model for the Young Carer and be willing to give support and listen to the needs of the Young Carer. Activity money is provided by the project and travel expenses are reimbursed. Induction training is provided along with any additional training required.


Carewise Volunteer –

This Volunteering role is for Volunteers who do not wish to commit to any time scale and are happy to work in a group setting. They would be required to help out with Drop Ins and organised trips for the Young Carers. This role can be ‘as and when’ the Volunteer is available. It is still required that Induction training is attended. If you like lots of fun, noise and children then this is the role for you!

Volunteer Drivers –

Volunteer Drivers are needed to help transport the Young Carers to a central point for trips/activities, and to monthly Drop Ins. A lot of Young Carers live in rurally isolated areas and cannot always access the activities on offer. All petrol is reimbursed.