Angus Carers Association
Volunteer befrienders provide a break for carers of adults from their caring role. Volunteers are matched based on similar interests. Befriending may take place in the carers own home or they may take the cared for out for a cuppa or share a leisure pursuit. The cared for may be unable to be left on their own for a variety of reasons; ill health, Alzheimer’s, elderly, frailty etc. A volunteer does not provide domestic or personal care services and will respect client confidentiality.
Information for volunteers
Volunteers play an important role at Angus Carers Centre supporting the services that we provide to carers. We have a variety of opportunities to volunteer including; Volunteer befrienders who provide a break for carers of adults from their caring role; Volunteers who can support our administration team either undertaking admin tasks or on our reception; Volunteers who support our young carer activities and our families program, working with children and young people; Volunteer Drivers who can transport carers and young carers using the volunteer’s own car and we provide expenses to cover the costs, or who can drive a minibus; Volunteer fundraisers help raise funds for our ‘Helping Hands’ fund that support carers. This is also supported by our volunteer led Carers Crafts and Cuppas Group that meets every Wednesday afternoon; Our Board of Directors are volunteers and responsible for governing the organisation. Volunteers are provided with training, are paid out of pocket expenses and also can access our volunteer peer support activities.