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Volunteer for us: One of the family

Our volunteers bring a wealth of skills and experience that help to support our residents. No matter how much or little time volunteers can give, their generosity makes the world of difference to the veterans in our care.

What can you do?

Whatever your skills, whatever your free time, you can make a difference. From assisting with outings to running arts & crafts sessions or the evening bar, our volunteers help to make every day special for each resident.

What's in it for you?

Our volunteers are highly valued by the Charity and we provide training and support to help welcome them into our family. They also share in a wide range of exciting activities and outings and learn new skills.

Be a Chatty Companion

 

Nothing beats a chat over a cuppa… and for our residents, time spent one-to-one with a friendly face brings such pleasure.

 

Just an hour a week talking and sharing puzzles, newspapers, handicrafts or activities makes all the difference… it keeps our residents connected to the wider world.

 

And with their wealth of life experience to share, the benefits are mutual.

 

We’d hope that Companions can visit regularly for at least six months and become a trusted friend – but many stay much longer.

 

If you are generous enough to give up your time, the only thing we’d ask is that you’re handy making tea!


Be a Volunteer Day Care Driver (Solihull only)

 

Are you an experienced driver with a clean driving licence and time to spare? Then we need you!

 

We are looking for a volunteer driver to support our Day Care service, the Star & Garter Club.

 

The role involves driving Day Care guests to our Solihull Home and then back to their own homes after a happy day.

 

We hope that our volunteers can commit to regular visits for at least six months, becoming a trusted and friendly face.

 

If you want to give something back to the veterans who have served our country, dig out the driving gloves and join us!


Be an Energetic Entertainer

 

Energetic Entertainers help our inhouse team with activities such as music, arts & crafts, quizzes and debating – inspiring our residents to join the fun.

 

We have a lively activities programme and need volunteers who are happy to support or even to plan and lead their own sessions.

 

Entertainers who may have evening or weekend time to offer are most welcome too.

 

We hope that our volunteers can commit to running regular sessions for at least six months to become a familiar ‘star turn’ at the Home.

 

Share your talent in the knowledge that you’ve brought joy to someone’s day.


Be an Out & Abouter

 

Lively, adventurous and engaging, our Out & About volunteers accompany our residents on day trips, outings and other activities outside the Home.

 

With a gift for putting people at ease, and a love of exploring, you’ll be supporting staff to take our residents, many of whom use wheelchairs, to garden centres, theatres, parks and pubs – wherever they want to go!

 

In return we offer full training, the opportunity to enjoy exciting new experiences and the chance make some dear friends.


Be a Gifted Gardener

 

Help our garden-loving residents to enjoy our beautiful landscaped gardens.

 

Our Gifted Gardener volunteers not only support residents with potting and planting but also work independently to assist with planning and maintaining the grounds, the raised beds and the greenhouse.

 

If you have three hours a month or more to share your horticultural knowhow, we can guarantee that you’ll reap the rewards of meeting inspirational people while helping to shape our much-loved green spaces.


Be an Occasional Volunteer

 

If you are happy to lend a hand now and again to support our Homes with specific projects, we’d love to hear from you.

 

We need volunteers who can come in to the Homes to help with one-off projects such as the summer fete, clearing the river or having a spring clean.

 

We’d be in touch to invite you to help out as and when we need it, usually for a couple of hours.

 

There won’t be too much demand on your time and you can pick and choose your projects while doing your bit to support our veteran residents.