Carer Friendly Volunteer

Organisation Name: York Carers Centre

Organisation Address:
17 Priory Street, York, YO1 6ET

Organisation's Cause:
Carers

Type of Voluntary Activity:
Admin / Office Support
Advice / Information / Support

Location of Voluntary Activity:
At Home / Digitally

Role description:
The role would be to support carers through our Carer Friendly Employer Project. Contacting and liaising with local employers to help identify and support carers within their workforce. Raising awareness of carer issues and supporting employers to work towards achieving ‘Carer Friendly Status’ via our Carer Friendly Employer Charter application process of criteria.

Volunteers will be fully supported and trained and will work closely with the Training and Volunteer Officer. This is an excellent opportunity for a volunteer to really get involved in supporting employers to support carers in the workplace.

Skills and behaviours needed for the role:
Contact with employers will currently be by email, phone and/or virtually. We ask for a regular commitment and that volunteers have good communication skills, the ability to use their own initiative and excellent IT skills as well, as a positive, enthusiastic approach.

Will there be a DBS check? Yes

Driving Licence required? No

Volunteer's own vehicle required? No

Suitable for:
Ongoing Volunteering
Skilled Volunteer

What will the volunteer gain/benefit from:
We offer a warm welcome to all volunteers. As well as a comprehensive induction, training (safeguarding, carers training, boundaries, communication etc. as well as access to the City of York Council's Mylo online training), access to a regular volunteer support group, regular supervision and support, we also encourage volunteers to become part of our team to support carers. Hopefully the role with enable volunteers to feel part of a team and enhance their existing organisational, IT and communication skills as well as their knowledge and understanding of unpaid carers.

When are volunteers needed: Immediately.

How to get involved:
For expressions of interest and an application pack please email: enquiries@yorkcarerscentre.co.uk for the attention of Samantha Ferguson, Training & Volunteer Officer.

Download application form

Web link: Click here

Closing date: 01-06-2021