Volunteering

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Volunteers and trainees on Swingbridge2 make a valuable contribution to looking after the local environment while also learning new skills..


Our volunteers contribute a huge amount to the important work we do at Surrey Care Trust.

Volunteering opportunities include mentoring, working with young people, crewing and training on our Swingbridge boats,  helping at events and with office admin; something to suit everyone.

We have more than 200 volunteers giving their time and skills to Surrey Care Trust. They include many of our staff who get involved in supporting us in extra ways during their own time.

Volunteering can be hugely beneficial; it can give you the chance to meet new people, try new things, learn new skills, gain qualifications and, of course, that all important enjoy a sense of achievement.


Mentoring

Do you enjoy a challenge? Are you resilient? Are you open-minded and non-judgemental? Do you enjoy meeting people from all walks of life? Do you have an hour or so to meet with someone once a week?

If your answers are YES, then why not become one of Surrey Care Trust’s mentors?

We have volunteer mentors working with vulnerable families who need help to cope with life’s challenges or support taking their next steps in life.

More information about mentoring and who to contact


Giving learning support to young people

Students on our STEPS to 16 programme at the Woking Learning Centre benefit from one to one to support with their learning, especially in improving their maths and English. Many of them have fallen a long way behind in these subjects. Having someone’s undivided attention is also a boost to their self-esteem.

If you could give a couple of hours a week during term time you could make a substantial difference to a young person’s progress. Please call Sharon Tweddle on 01483 487037.


Events

We run several exciting events every the year and are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help run them on the day.

If this could be you, email events@surreycaretrust.org.uk or call 07748 963617


 Swingbridge Community Boats

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Volunteers are the heart and soul of our Swingbridge programme.

All our Swingbridge volunteers are taught basic boat-handling skills, with some going on to train and qualify as skippers. Many are involved in the Swingbridge2 environmental work.

For Swingbridge volunteers people skills are invaluable: for enthusing young people; for motivating the offenders who have work placements with us; or in welcoming the many groups who join us for summer boat trips.

Find out more about volunteering with Swingbridge or email our Swingbridge Volunteer Co-ordinators.


Other specific volunteering roles or training courses can be found on our volunteer vacancies pages

We’d love to hear from you if you are interested in volunteering.  For general inquiries email info@surreycaretrust.org.uk or call 0ur office on 01483 426990.


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