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Volunteer opportunities

Volunteering with us

At Care for the Carers many of our services supporting carers depend on the time and commitment of our volunteers.  As a volunteer you’ll receive training specific to your role, have access to support from staff and have a dedicated Volunteer Coordinator, who is there to support volunteers from the first contact with us to everything else thereafter. When you get in touch, our Volunteer Coordinator can have a chat with you about your skills and interests, so we can identify the right role for you.

What we offer

Volunteering with Care for the Carers means you are part of a big team!  We work in a collaborative way with our volunteers, seeking feedback and offering regular opportunities for 1:1s. We hold an annual celebration event to thank all our volunteers and seek other opportunities to bring volunteers together to share best practice and have a get together.

Why volunteer?

Volunteering is a rewarding way to make a difference to carers’ lives, as well as doing something that you enjoy. Feedback from volunteers about the benefits of volunteering include:

  • It is very rewardingphoto of two national citizens advice volunteers
  • You can meet new people
  • You will learn new skills as well as use the skills that you have
  • You will be giving something back to your local community
  • You will be helping to improve the lives of carers
  • We will provide you with the training you need for your role


Our volunteering opportunities

You can apply for any of the following roles using this application form. All roles are subject to a DBS check. Please return the completed application form to: nicolam@cftc.org.uk

For more information, or to have a chat about our volunteering roles, email nicolam@cftc.org.uk

We’re recruiting new Trustees

We are seeking volunteers to join our Board of Trustees, which helps direct the charity towards achieving its mission, and ensures the organisation is effectively managed. Being a Trustee is a particularly rewarding way to make an impact.


Download our Trustee Recruitment Pack

Download our Trustee Nomination Form

Young Carers Activities Volunteers

Volunteer at our young carers group and gain new skills in youth work. You will be supporting and supervising young carers aged between 8-17 years at monthly clubs that are held in Eastbourne on a Tuesday evening, Bexhill on a Wednesday evening and at Uckfield on a Thursday evening.  Activities include sports, crafts and games. There is also the opportunity to help on day trips and activities during the school holidays.

Young Carers Volunteer role description

Carers in Touch Volunteers

Are you a good listener and confident using basic IT? Can you spare a couple of hours a week? If so, you could volunteer for our Carers in Touch service, providing regular phone calls to isolated unpaid carers in East Sussex. You will be offering a friendly, listening ear and a chance for carers to chat.

Carers in Touch Volunteer role description

Wellbeing Hosts Volunteers

Volunteer to be a host for one of our monthly Carer Wellbeing Groups. If you enjoy talking with people and are able to lead a small group of carers in a monthly support group then this is the role for you!

Wellbeing Host Volunteer role description

Events Volunteers

Events Volunteers support us at community events to promote the work we do supporting unpaid carers.

Events Volunteer role description

Community Fundraising Volunteers

Fundraising volunteers help us with collections, fundraising events and stands.

Volunteer roles we’re currently recruiting for:

Carers in Touch Volunteers

Young Carers Volunteers



For more information, or to have a chat about our volunteering roles, email nicolam@cftc.org.uk

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