THE STORY BEHIND THE PICTURE
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
Your county needs YOU!
Beyond the leafy lanes of Surrey sit hidden pockets of deprivation. Across the county, 25,000 economically active people are unemployed, over 15% of 16-64 year olds have no or low qualifications and there are neighbourhoods where 30% of children are living in poverty.
Surrey Care Trust helps thousands of people each year to improve their life chances through learning, mentoring, counselling and supported volunteering. We need exceptional people to join us as trustees, to help us to develop our programmes, while expanding sustainable sources of income.
Are you someone who can think creatively, is passionate about helping those most in need and who believes that everyone deserves a second chance?
Suitable backgrounds could include business or charity management; education and training; sales, marketing or fundraising.
You can discover more about our work by taking a look around our website, which also includes an introduction to our current board of trustees here.
Please read the trustee job description and person specification and apply using the application form. For an informal discussion, please contact our Chief Executive, firstname.lastname@example.org
Interviews with our incoming Chairman and Vice Chairman will be held on 22nd or 28th November.
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 on the next course contact Assistant Mentoring Co-Ordinator, Kim Peachey call 07720 086453 or email email@example.com
Reigate and Banstead, Leatherhead, Dorking and Tandridge
The next course takes place on:
Tuesday 26 September, Tuesday 3, 10 and 17 October between 6.15-8.30pm at Canon UK, Cockshot Hill, Reigate, Surrey RH2 8BF.
Places must be pre-booked and you will need to attend all four sessions. For more information or to book your place, contact Mentoring Co-Ordinator, Cathy Leamon email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07919213904.
For more information on the next course please contact our Assistant Mentoring Co-Ordinator, Kim Peachey call 07720 086453 or email email@example.com
The next course takes place on:
Tuesday 7, 14 and 21 November between 4.00-7.00pm at Cap Gemini, Forge End, Woking, Surrey GU21 6DB.
Places must be pre-booked and you will need to attend all three sessions. For more information or to book contact Assistant Mentoring Co-Ordinator, Kim Peachey call 07720 086453 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
- 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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mentoring? Contact Sue Kirley by email or call 01483 426990
Working with Swingbridge? Contact Miranda Soane 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
Office work? Contact Lynn Derrick by email or call 01483 426990
Helping with events and fundraising? Contact Hannah Gilmour by email or call 07748 963617
Not sure? Visit our volunteering pages for inspiration