[Photo courtesy of WCS Care Group Ltd]
WCS Care Group Ltd currently runs 12 care homes across Warwickshire, 10 of which care for older people living with dementia or a range of different needs and 2 for people with physical disabilities or long term conditions.
They have opportunities for people dependent on their availability, from a one off voluntary visit, through to a regular weekly commitment.
One-offs are usually a project to improve the environment for the residents, such as a creating a themed area in the garden.
Weekly commitments would involve running an activity for the residents, this can be linked to the volunteer’s own hobbies and interests.
Time commitment and volunteering days are very flexible, although volunteers are expected to volunteer for at least two hours.
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But volunteers can be placed in another of their care homes in Warwickshire if this is more convenient.
Travel expenses are not reimbursed by the organisation.
Volunteers should be patient, have good communicaiton skills and most importantly show an interest in working with older people.
WCS Care provide training on:
- How to interact with their residents
- Their organisational values
- Manual handling training
- Data protection
- Health and safety.
Volunteers require a DBS check.
How to get involved
This project is currently on hold due to the Coronavirus.
Interested volunteers will need to attend an informal interview, obtain a DBS Check, a character reference and show willingness to complete training.
Contact j dot rose at wcs-care dot co dot uk for more information
This project is not managed by Warwick Volunteers.
Why get involved?
This is an External Opportunity
Warwick Volunteers cannot be held responsible for external volunteering opportunities advertised, but we do make every effort to ensure that all the information we publish is accurate. We advise volunteers to use their own judgement when selecting potential opportunities, and to check all details concerning prospective volunteering activity with the organisation involved. Please make sure that you have received all necessary training and information regarding your own health and safety before commencing volunteering.