The following agencies provide routes into volunteering.

Spark Somerset provide information, advice, training and support to the voluntary and community sector in South Somerset, Mendip and Sedgemoor. They also run the Volunteer Service, inspiring people to get involved and make a difference in their communities.

Call them on: 01460 202970 

Click here for their website

Become a Volunteer Befriender

The Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Carers Service supports Carers by running a one-to-one befriending service.  They are looking for volunteers willing to befriend carers to offer support and friendship as sometimes carers of people with mental health issues are often isolated, lonely or in crisis. Call them on:  01823 343447 or Email: volunteering@somersetft.nhs.uk

Click here for their website

Age UK Somerset have a wide range of volunteer opportunities across Somerset.

For further information about the service or, if you wish to volunteer, please contact them on 01823 345618 or email together@ageuksomerset.org.uk. They look forward to hearing from you.

  • ‘Ageing Well’ Gentle Exercise Session Volunteers
  • Partners in Care Volunteers
  • Befriending Volunteers
  • Living Better Volunteers
  • Information and Advice Support Volunteers
  • Office Support Volunteers
  • Event Champions
  • Poster Putter Uppers
  • Fundraising Volunteers
  • Better Buddies Volunteers

Click here for their website

Befriending Service

People affected by dementia sometimes feel lonely or isolated. You can help by joining
their befriending service in the Chard, Ilminster and Crewkerne area.

Become a trained volunteer to support the person with dementia to continue
to enjoy their hobbies, interests and practical tasks i.e. shopping, in the
community or at home.

If you would like further information or support please contact:

Website: www.alzheimers.org.uk
Telephone: 01935 473 597
Email: southandeastsomerset@alzheimers.org.uk
National Helpline: 0300 222 11 22


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