Volunteer opportunities

Take a look at our volunteering opportunities

Volunteering is a rewarding way to make a difference to carers’ lives, as well as doing something that you enjoy too. Reasons to become a volunteer 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

If you’re interested in volunteering with us, email info@cftc.org.uk or call us on 01323 738390.

We’re recruiting volunteers

Social Media Volunteers

Could you give 3 hours a week to help increase our social media presence? Care for the Carers is seeking to recruit volunteers to assist our Communications Officer.

As our Social Media Volunteer, you will work with Care for the Carers’ Communications Officer to help improve and grow our social media presence and following. The successful candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication skills with good ideas for social media content, including images, videos and graphics. At present the post will be home-based with remote support, although there maybe opportunities to be based at our offices in Eastbourne in the future. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Closing date for applications is 9am,  Friday 27th November 2020. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 2nd December 2020. Apply using the application form below. Completed applications should be emailed to Tracey Luker, Volunteer Coordinator, at traceyl@cftc.org.uk. For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Tracey Luker on 07754 800183.

Social media volunteer application form

Role Description

As an organisation we are particularly keen to ensure that our volunteers reflect the diverse nature of the community in which we work. We value diversity and warmly welcome applications from disabled people, the LGBTQ+ communities and people from ethnic minority backgrounds.

We’re recruiting new trustees

About the Trustee role

Care for the Carers’ vision is to improve the quality of carers’ lives by helping the local community recognise and value the role of carers, and by enabling carers to access the services and support they require. We are working to make sure that no one is left to care alone.

We need new people to join our Board of Trustees, which helps direct Care for the Carers towards achieving its mission and ensure the organisation is effectively managed. You will need to be able to make a commitment and devote the necessary time, have strategic vision, independent judgement, an ability to think creatively and a willingness to speak your mind.

You will be helping a dynamic and developing charity, which makes a huge difference to local people’s lives, often at the time when they need it the most. We pay all Trustees’ travel expenses, provide an induction into Care for the Carers’ work, and ongoing support.

Ideally, our new Trustees will also have skills and experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Human Resources
  • Legal Expertise
  • Marketing & Fundraising
  • Media & Communication
  • Health and/or Social Care
  • Finance (we are currently seeking a new Treasurer)

We are actively working to increase the diversity of our Board, and are keen to receive applications from people who can contribute a variety of perspectives, experiences and skills, reflecting the rich cultural diversity of East Sussex. For example, you might have experience of being a carer, young carer or young adult carer, you may identify as LGBT or be part of a black, Asian or minority ethnic community.

Our Board meetings are held every other month in Eastbourne. Board members are encouraged to become part of a sub-committee, but this is not mandatory.

How to apply to be a Trustee

You can download all of the application information and documents via the three links below.

For an informal discussion about the role, contact Jennifer Twist, Chief Executive, email jennifert@cftc.org.uk or call 01323 738 390.


Find out what Mandy finds so rewarding about being a Trustee

Carer Ambassadors

If you have a few hours to spare and would like to make a difference to carers lives why not join us as a Carer Ambassador.

Carer Ambassadors are part of Building a Carer Friendly Community Initiative, and to find out more download our Carer Ambassador information here or contact us on 01323 738390, or by emailing info@cftc.org.uk.

Community Fundraising Volunteers

Fundraising volunteers help us with collections, fundraising events and stands. If you’d like to get involved, contact Amy on 01323 738390, or email amyh@cftc.org.uk

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