Key Facts

  • A partnership running in Newport using the power of volunteers to provide help and support to carers.
  • The partnership also runs project to provide support to isolated people in the community.

Volunteering Matters is working with other experienced organisations as part of the Newport Support Partnership to provide help for isolated people and carers living in the Newport area.

We are committed to helping people to feel less isolated and alone, supporting more people to become involved in the local community around them. We also understand that being an unpaid carer can be an isolating, stressful experience and our volunteers are there to help. One hour of volunteering a week can make a huge difference to someone’s life and we are currently looking for volunteers in the following roles:

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

  • One-to-one befriending in the home, building solid trusting relationships and increasing confidence and self-esteem.
  • Helping people to settle into local groups and activities, so that they can make new friends.
  • Running a small group in the community based on local interests and hobbies.

CARERS SUPPORT

  • One-to-one befriending in the home, giving a carer somebody to talk to and confide in.
  • Light help around the home with housework and other activities.
  • Driving carers to appointments and other important activities.
  • Assistance with gardening and other basic DIY tasks.

CONTACT ROBERT DAVIES ON 07788 310444 OR EMAIL
ROBERT.DAVIES@VOLUNTEERINGMATTERS.ORG.UK

OR CONTACT MARIE NICHOLS ON 07393766973 OR EMAIL
Marie.Nichols@volunteeringmatters.org.uk

Volunteering Opportunities run by this project:

Newport Support Partnership – Volunteer Befriender

Newport

Newport Support Partnership is working with local partners to provide help for isolated people and carers living in the Newport area - specifically in this role, to befriend isolated members of the community.

Newport Support Partnership – Volunteer Driver

Newport

Volunteering Matters is working in collaboration with other experienced organisations to provide help for isolated people and carers living in the Newport area - specifically in this role supporting carers with their travel needs.