Volunteers play an important part within our services. They donate their time, talents and experience to support individuals who need additional help; making a real difference in their local communities.
Our volunteers can:
- Mentor young people who are making transitions in learning and work
- Give practical support to families that improves their lives
- Help to reduce isolation and loneliness in disadvantaged groups
- Provide peer-supported ICT help for housing applicants, Universal Credit claimants or those wanting to keep in touch with family and friends via Skype and other systems.
Our volunteers are provided with an induction, training and on-going support throughout their time with us. We will agree the type of opportunity you are seeking and the level of support you can commit.
If you are interested in any of the featured roles below or would like to find out more, please fill out our quick contact form and a member of our volunteer team will get in touch.
Digital Skills Support Volunteer
We are not looking for IT experts – just those of you who have a good understanding and knowledge of IT and a willingness to help others who are less confident.
Digital Link session offer non-judgemental, non-training support aimed at developing Digital Skills for individual to be become confident, safe and motivated to use IT necessary for their everyday lives.
We provide free drop in sessions where individuals can access IT equipment and on hand support from volunteers in a relaxed, safe and friendly environment. Digital technology is now part of everyday life from ordering prescriptions, finding a new home or accommodation, online banking, job searching or using Universal Credit which is why it is important that people with little or no IT skills have free access to this service.
We run a session every weekday in various venues in Bridgwater, Burnham on Sea and Highbridge.
This is an exciting project where you can help many residents in Sedgemoor as well as improving your own skills and building on your CV .
Positive Living Volunteer
Positive Living Volunteers support families who are experiencing, or have experienced, challenging or difficult things in their lives to achieve goals together and move forwards from difficult times as a stronger family unit.
Volunteers support the Intensive Family Support service and work both alongside Family Support Workers (FSW) and independently with families, offering practical solutions to build on their existing strengths in order to deliver on an agreed ‘family plan’.
Young People Engagement Volunteer – Digital Skills
Do you have Digital knowledge and skills you could share with a young person?
You don’t have to be an IT wiz or expert just have a good knowledge, good people skills and willingness to help a young person to increase their skills and potential.
We are looking for volunteers to work alongside our CSW Transitions team who provides targeted support to young people aged 13-19 who are in education or education leavers who are currently not in education, employment or training (NEET). The Young People we work with need assistance and support with a range of life skills in order to achieve their goals and successfully move forward into the next stage of their lives. Through this support we are able to ensure each young person understands the local labour market and how their skills can align to potential career opportunities. We engage with them through their schools, colleges and communities.
This is an exiting opportunity for you to make a real difference to the life of a young person.
Young People Engagement Volunteer
Would you like to support and help young people achieve their goals and reach their full-potential? We are looking for volunteers across all areas of Devon, Exeter, Torbay, Plymouth and Cornwall.
CSW Transitions team provides targeted support to young people aged 13-19 who are in education or education leavers who are currently not in education, employment or training (NEET). The Young People we work with need assistance and support with a range of life skills in order to achieve their goals and successfully move forward into the next stage of their lives. Through this support we are able to ensure each young person understands the local labour market and how their skills can align to potential career opportunities. We engage with them through their schools, colleges and communities.
Digital Skills support Volunteer for Rough Sleepers – Bridgwater
Are you able to confidently use a computer and have a passion for helping people? This could be the perfect opportunity for you!
Since 2014 CSW have been developing a non-judgmental, non-training, volunteering/ peer support project aimed at developing Digital Skills and supporting individuals to feel confident, safe and motivated to use ICT necessary for their everyday life. Not only have our learners developed new skills and confidence but friendships have been made and nurtured, from a social inclusion point of view these sessions deliver social outcomes as well as skills.
We are looking for Volunteers to support people with Digital Skills during a multi agency drop in session for rough sleepers in the Bridgwater locality to use a computer to access housing support, setting up Credit Union accounts and completing forms and systems online.
This is an ideal opportunity for anyone who has life experience of the issues faced by Rough Sleepers or for those who are looking to develop a career within this area work. It would also be an excellent opportunity for anyone with a few hours to spare weekly and would like to be involved in something positive within their community – helping many rough sleepers in the local area and supporting them to move forward with their lives as well as improving your own skills and building on your CV.