Volunteering Opportunities

Health and Social Care

We are seeking a number of telephone befrienders to contact lonely or socially isolated older people in the Canterbury district.

To provide a person-centred befriending service for local people with a learning disability aged 18 plus who live in Medway or Kent. 

The Samaritans offer every caller a supportive ear.

To visit a lonely person in their own home for a chat and a cup of tea. There are a lot of lonely people in the local area, this scheme can really make a difference to peoples lives.

We are looking for volunteer befrienders, in the Canterbury and Herne Bay areas, to visit a sight impaired person in their own home.

As a volunteer befriender you would be asked to visit a person or couple at home that we are supporting, to offer companionship and a friendly, listening ear at a difficult time.

We are looking for diploma-level qualified counselors who are empathic individuals with strong work ethics and a firm set of boundaries.

Prevention Matters help adults regain confidence, maintain independence and help them get out and about.

IASK (Information Advice & Support Kent) is seeking for several volunteers to provide independent advice & support to parents and/or carers of children with special educational needs & disabilities and young people between the ages of 16 and 25.

Volunteers required to help people with disabilities to enjoy a high-quality, planned holiday in the UK, offering practical help on outings, with activities, and supporting them with daily personal and social needs.

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust is looking for volunteers to support patients before and after vaccination – able to recognise emergencies and escalate concerns.

This role is part of Unlock’s helpline team, following up with clients to ensure that the needs of users of the helpline have been met.

FamilyLine provides telephone, text, and email support to adult family members as they go through the trials and tribulations of family life.

Cogs (cognitive, stimulation) group is designed for people who have recently been diagnosed with dementia or memory loss. The group is a fun, structured activity-based day, encouraging clients to keep their minds active.

Provide support to victims of crime and empower them to overcome the emotional, psychological and practical effects of crime.