At Revitalise we have the largest residential volunteering programme of any UK charity, with around 2,000 volunteers joining us across our centres each year, generously donating over 4,000 weeks of their time! We also have teams of wonderful volunteers local to our centres, supporting in a range of roles from helping on excursions and leading activities in the centre, to gardening and carrying out maintenance tasks.
Our centre volunteers form a crucial part of the Revitalise team and our guests always tell us that a big part of what makes their holiday so special are the volunteers.
Residential Opportunities- from 1 week to a year
As well as opportunities to support on a daily basis (please see below), we have short term and long term residential opportunities; the minimum length of stay is 7 nights and our volunteers can stay with us from any length of time up to a year.
Our Residential Roles
Our Social Volunteers usually stay for 1-2 weeks (but can stay longer) and provide companionship and support to our guests by chatting with them at meal times, making teas or coffees, accompanying them on daily excursions to local sites and enjoying the evening entertainment with them. Friendly, enthusiastic volunteers, create the holiday atmosphere just by being there!
The role also involves some personal support such as assisting with mobility and eating and drinking but you won’t be asked to do anything you aren’t comfortable with. Our volunteers also support in the dining room with serving breakfast, washing up after dinner and laying the tables for the next day, but done as part of a team this doesn’t take long!
Care Support Volunteers
As well as providing companionship and social support to our guests, volunteers staying more than 2 weeks can choose to receive training in how to provide higher levels of care to our guests. It is up to each volunteer how far they progress with the training and the speed at which they would like to complete the elements; there is no time pressure to complete any part.
Training is also available to regular or returning volunteers. So volunteers can pick up from where they left off the next time they are with us!
Community Volunteers: Helping in your local Revitalise centre on a daily basis, whenever you can is a tremendous support to us. You could spend time chatting with guests, accompanying them on excursions or hosting a coffee morning or you could support in the gardens, shops or bars. You could also use your current skill-set to lead an activity in centre. There are endless possibilities of how local volunteers can get involved and we know we can find a role that suits you. Any time you can give is greatly appreciated!
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