Do you have some spare time? Are you looking for experience and skills to enhance your chances of getting into paid employment? Or would you like to increase your confidence and get to know more people? If so, then volunteering for Cara could be just what you are looking for.
Volunteers play a valuable role in the delivery of services offered by the Cara Trust. The involvement of volunteers means we can respond to the needs of our service users in a flexible and dynamic way and service users enjoy receiving a service and meeting people from all walks of life.
We currently have volunteers helping as cooks, fundraising, in office admin, writing newsletters, as complementary therapists, helping set up and meet and greet at support groups, running activities in groups and as counsellors.
What people say about volunteering with Cara:
“In 1987 I intended to help start Cara (with raising money) just so that I, as a mum, was equipped to educate my four children who had just started being sexually active. I’ve stayed! I find I’ve been educated, enhanced, improved by men and women, straight or gay, living with or affected by HIV. I’m so grateful.”
“Cara is a place where people are warm and welcoming. It is very important to me as I get to socialise with other people in a friendly environment.”
“I am very grateful to have the opportunity to do volunteer work at Cara, which helped me to gain my confidence to get back to work.”
“working with Cara has allowed me to feel, learn and experience that a positive life is a life with a positive attitude.”
Roles we are currently recruiting for include: Chefs and Small Grants (fundraising) volunteers.