Volunteering with Waverley Care is a great way to:
Anyone with an open-mind and enthusiasm can volunteer for Waverley Care. You can be highly trained and skilled or have no formal qualifications at all. Everyone who volunteers for us is equally important.Having a criminal record is not necessarily a barrier to volunteering with us. We ask that you confidentially disclose your offence to our volunteer coordinator who will advise you whether it will affect whether you can volunteer or if certain roles may be restricted.
Yes. How much training you will need to undertake will depend on what role you wish to volunteer for. Some can be on-the-job training and some will require you to undertake our volunteer training course which runs over four Saturdays at various points during the year.We also run refresher training sessions for existing volunteers to keep you up-to-date with current issues.
We suggest you first give us a call to have a chat about volunteering with us. Depending on the role you want to do, we may then ask you to fill in our Volunteer Application Form. To volunteer for some roles we will also ask you to complete a Protecting Vulnerable Groups Disclosure (PVG) check. We will organise and pay for this and will ask you to complete the necessary forms and provide supporting documentation. We can tell you which roles require a PVG check when you contact us.