Volunteering is a great way to meet new people and have fun, develop new skills, or gain experience – perhaps for employment or to support a university application. Volunteering brings satisfaction of spending time to achieve something that will make a difference to people in Shropshire.
If you are interested in volunteering and feel you have particular skills and interests to bring to our organisation, please take a look at the volunteering opportunities on this page.
Current volunteering opportunities
Care and Share Volunteer Helpers - Church Stretton, Market Drayton and Albrightonmore
Our Care and Share groups take place twice a month for people with dementia and the family members who cares for them. They offer a stimulating and varied programme of activities including reminiscence, quizzes, crafts, guest speakers and local outings. They also give family carers a much-needed opportunity for respite while their loved one is participating in the group.
We currently have three Care and Share groups and are looking for volunteers to help us run them. If you are looking for a volunteering role supporting people in your local community with mild to moderate memory loss then please call 01743 360641.
Sight Loss Support Volunteers - Ludlow, Oswestry and Shrewsburymore
Do you enjoy meeting new people & supporting your local community? Can you spare 3 hours each month?
Sight Loss Support volunteers are needed to support the Development Officer to facilitate a monthly Sight Loss Opportunity Group (SLOG) for people registered blind or visually impaired.
We will provide training and reimburse your travel expenses.
For more information, contact the Sight Loss Support Service: firstname.lastname@example.org / 01743 342163
Oil Buying Coordinators - Ellesmere and Oswestry areasmore
Our volunteer coordinators are the local face of Shropshire RCC, they are an integral part of our scheme and enable more vulnerable and hard to reach residents to gain access to lower heating oil prices through our scheme.
- To promote the Fuel Buying Scheme amongst their community using leaflets and posters provided and local contacts e.g. village noticeboard/ newsletter.
- To collect oil orders via email and telephone from their group members and pass these on to Shropshire RCC on the agreed monthly deadline.
- To communicate price and supplier details to their group once the deal has been made, especially to those who don’t have email.
Coordinators do not have to handle money for memberships or oil purchases. Coordinators benefit from free membership to the scheme which is usually £24 per year for domestic users.
This role is suitable for someone who enjoys playing a useful part in their local community. They must also be reliable and organised with access to the internet at home.
For more information contact Lizzy Thain on 01743 342167 / email@example.com
Active Buddies - Ludlow areamore
Hours: Two hours a week minimum, during the day
We are currently looking for volunteers to help and support older people to be more active.
Our ‘Active Buddies’ scheme is currently being piloted in Oswestry and we are now looking to expand it into the Ludlow area.
The role involves helping ‘buddies’ to attend local exercise classes or some form of physical activity that they would otherwise not do, giving them the support and confidence they need to take that first step to socialising, feeling fitter and having fun.
Training and a DBS check are required,
which will be arranged by Shropshire RCC.
Your own transport is an advantage and travel expenses will be reimbursed.
For more information, please contact Susie Hancock - Susie.Hancock@shropshire-rcc.org.uk / 01743 342160
Relevant Person's Representative - Various, including Bridgnorth area more
Shropshire RCC is recruiting volunteers to become Relevant Persons' Representatives.
Everyone who is deprived of liberty must have someone appointed to act as their representative. Usually the person or an assessor will select a family member to carry out this role. When there is no one who is able to do it, the Council must appoint someone to carry out the role.
There is currently a waiting list of people in Shropshire who need a representative urgently, so if you think you can help please get in touch.
To find out more about this role, please contact Lisa White - firstname.lastname@example.org / 01743 342162