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.
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 time to meet with someone regularly?
If your answers are YES, then why not become one of Surrey Care Trust’s mentors?
We have volunteer mentors working with vulnerable young people who need support taking their next steps in life; adults who need guidance and advice on further education and employment; people leaving prison and ex-offenders trying to turn their lives around.
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.
Our counselling service provides opportunities for volunteer counsellors at the end of their training who are seeking further professional development while working under the supervision of an experienced, qualified supervisor.
If you are interested in working as a volunteer counsellor email anne.fice@ at our address, surreycaretrust.org.uk
We run several exciting events every the year and are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help run them on the day. From stewarding at our Surrey 3 Peaks walk to serving drinks or organising the car parking at our Loseley House concerts, there’s an event that everyone can help with!
If this could be you, email EVENTS@ at our address, surreycaretrust.org.uk or call 07825 410667
Swingbridge Community Boats
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.
Call Chris Padmore on 07973 282239 or email CJ.PADMORE@ at our address, surreycaretrust.org.uk
Opportunities for students and young people
Volunteering can be a great way for students and young people to gain valuable experience to improve their CVs and employment prospects. From helping to operate our Social Media pages and promoting our events, to working with young-people at our Learning Centre; volunteering for Surrey Care Trust can give you the boost you need to start the career of your dreams!
For information about opportunities, contact our office via the email or number below.
Other specific volunteering roles we are recruiting for can be found in our vacancies pages
We’d love to hear from you if you are interested in volunteering. For general inquiries and if you are interested in helping with administration, email INFO@ at our address, surreycaretrust.org.uk or call 0ur office on 01483 426990.