Full-time volunteers can support an individual through live in home care, or support organisations perhaps through befriending older people in a care home while also supporting people with learning difficulties in a group setting.

For around 50 years, our full-time volunteers have been supporting people of all ages with reduced mobility and/or disabilities to live how they want and to participate in their community.

With the offer of flexible support for 35 hours per week, full time volunteers; who are aged 18-35 can be a valuable asset to an individual or organisation.




We can offer flexible and reliable support to individuals through our full-time volunteers regardless of age or location.

Choices is a service for individuals who need extra live in support, allowing them to live independently. . If you have a personal budget, a direct payment or you wish to pay privately for extra support, then you may be interested in involving our Full-Time Volunteers as part of your care package.

“I feel privileged to have volunteers and recommend Volunteering Matters Choices to anyone with cerebral palsy who wants to live an independent life.” Chris.H, Choices Beneficiary

We also have a Student Choices programme specifically for people studying at University who may need extra support to get to lectures, get across campus, or attend social events. Your volunteer is with you every step of the way to help you get the most out of your University experience. With the added bonus of being younger and choosing to be there compared to regular carers, we often find that our full-time volunteers strike up a deep bond and friendship with the person they’re supporting.

A Full-Time Volunteer can support your choice to live independently through the Choices or Student Choices programme by offering:

  • Live-in support and companionship
  • Personal support
  • Practical tasks, e.g. shopping, cooking, cleaning and laundry
  • Support for you to access social and leisure activities
  • Enabling independent living


Volunteering Matters have been working in partnership with voluntary organisations and local authorities for over 50 years, providing Full Time Volunteers to enable them to offer an enhanced service.

“Volunteering Matters’ volunteers are part of the team. They mix very well with our service users; they spend a lot of time together which allows for trust and companionship – it’s a perfect relationship.” John Morton, Stratford and District Mencap 

Full-Time Volunteers can carry out a wide range of activities including:

  • Befriending and mentoring
  • Helping with personal care
  • Helping clients develop their independent living skills
  • Supporting project staff

Volunteer support is flexible and responsive to the needs of your organisation and can provide an added benefit or dimension to the professional support you offer or receive. We will work with you to develop a rewarding and beneficial volunteer placement.