Volunteer Opportunities



Volunteer mentor Brett has received full training and on-going support from our Mentor Coordinator, Sian Jones.

We are always delighted to hear from people wanting to volunteer.

We need your help in mentoring, providing learning support for young people, crewing and training people on the Swingbridge Community Boats, supporting our staff at events and office work.

Our counsellors are volunteers, too. Just a few hours can make all the difference and, of course, we pay your travel and other essential expenses.

Current volunteer opportunities

Our Woking Learning Centre is on the look-out for volunteers. The Centre hosts our STEPS to 16 programme which helps young people aged 14-16 who struggle with mainstream school to stay in education.
Learning Centre Volunteer Assistant

Our Steps to 16 programme manager is looking for a volunteer assistant to support the class teacher at our Woking Learning Centre on Goldsworth Park, Woking.

As a Learning Centre volunteer assistant you’ll:

– support the classroom tutor and classroom assistant with student learning. This can involve listening to students read, leading discussions, assisting with basic numeracy – with a small group (of up to six students) or individually.
– build social skills through recreational games such as pool, table tennis, preparing basic meals together and listening to music.
– help students develop their confidence and self-esteem.
Ideally you will have some experience of raising or working with teenagers – our current volunteers include a primary teacher and a police officer. But we value your strengths whatever they may be

We need someone every day between 9.30am – 2.30pm (term-time only) but any hours/days would be considered.

Lunch Assistant

We’re also looking for a volunteer Lunch Assistant to help prepare lunches for up to 20 young people.  This includes basic preparation/cooking such as pizza/pasta/jacket pots between 11.30 am and 1.30pm.

For more information, contact the Centre Manager on 01483 487037 or email richard.tweddle@surreycaretrust.org.uk

Trustee – Treasurer

An opportunity has arisen for a Treasurer to join our Board of Trustees. As a member of the Board of Trustees you will join us at an exciting time for the Trust and participate in the governance of the Trust, sharing your skills, knowledge and experience to help develop and deliver the Trust’s strategy and achieve the Trust’s vision. As the Treasurer you will be responsible for ensuring that the financial management of the Trust is in line with good practice and legal requirements, and reports to the Trustees on the financial health of the Trust. For more information, please read the role description. For an initial discussion about this role please contact Kate Shore, Acting Chief Executive on 07718 475996 or send an expression of interest to recruitment@surreycaretrust.org.uk.

Salary: Unremunerated (reasonable expenses paid)

Volunteer mentors required

Mentoring is a simple but effective way for one person to give their support to someone else who is going through a tough time or wants encouragement in making difficult decisions. Listen to our Mentor Co-ordinator, Cathy Leamon talk about mentoring on BBC Surrey here.

Mentor training courses in your area

Prospective volunteers will need to be able to attend all sessions during their training course. People are not making a commitment simply by taking part in the training – it’s how they find out whether they have the right skills and will enjoy this sort of work.  Those who do sign up as volunteers will need to commit to giving about an hour a week. Expert support is available for mentors from our team of Mentor Co-ordinators.


For more information about our next course or to pre-register contact our Mentor Administration Assistant, Lucena Ellis on 01483 426990 or email lucena.ellis@surreycaretrust.org.uk.

Reigate and Banstead, Leatherhead, Dorking and Tandridge

The next course takes place on Wednesdays 25th September, 2nd, 9th, and 16th October 2019 between 6.15 – 8.30pm at Canon UK, Cockshot Hill, Reigate, Surrey RH2 8BF.

Places must be pre-booked and you need to attend all four sessions.

For more information about our next course or to book your place contact our Mentor Administration Assistant, Gemma Seldon on 07771 961 619 or email gemma.seldon@surreycaretrust.org.uk


For more information about our next course or to pre-register contact our Mentor Administration Assistant, Lucena Ellis on 01483 426990 or email lucena.ellis@surreycaretrust.org.uk

Find out more about mentoring

Events support

We need volunteers to help us run our flagship event – the Surrey 5 Peaks hikeathon.

Build on your college training with practical events experience for a local charity. You can assist with:

  • registration
  • event briefing
  • overseeing health and safety
  • manning and running check-points
  • managing the communications systems

Get your event management career off to the right start – call Hannah Gilmour at Surrey Care Trust on 07748 963617 or email events@surreycaretrust.org.uk

Swingbridge Crew

We’re looking for enthusiastic crew members for our community boats, Swingbridge1 and Swingbridge2. Experience is not required as training is provided but we do need people with a good sense of humour, patience and empathy to encourage our supported volunteers who may have mental health problems, mild learning difficulties or are dealing with addiction or the aftermath of family breakdown or unemployment.  Find out more about how our community boats are benefiting local people by reading our Trust Matters newsletter. For more information about volunteering on Swingbridge, email swingbridgevols@surreycaretrust.org.uk.

Interested in…

Mentoring? Contact Lucena Ellis by email or call 01483 426990

Working with Swingbridge? Contact us by email or call 07712 652675

Giving learning support to young people? Contact Sharon Tweddle at the STEPS Learning Centre by email or call 01483 487037

Counselling? Contact Sian Jones by email or call 07765 257022

Helping with events and fundraising? Contact Hannah Gilmour by email or call 07748 963617

Not sure? Visit our volunteering pages for inspiration

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