Volunteering opportunities

residents looking through photos with daughterIf you would like to make a difference to an older person’s life and have a little time to spare, we would really like to hear from you.

We offer a range of volunteering opportunities and we welcome volunteers in both our care homes and housing schemes.

Some of the activites you might want to volunteer to do are:

  • Chatting
  • Reading newspapers, books, poetry
  • Singing
  • Arts and crafts
  • Gardening
  • Games
  • Exercise
  • Quiz

These are just a few examples. We welcome volunteers to share their own skills, interests and hobbies.

Lady in red jumper calling bingo I volunteer at Saxonwood care home in Battle because I'm retired and can't sit on my hands all day! I call the bingo game once a week and support events at the home. I've been volunteering for some years now and it's a kind thing to do and I feel appreciated. The residents enjoy chatting and spending time with me.

If anyone is thinking about volunteering I think coming in to chat with the residents is a good starting point, you'll be made to feel welcome and the staff are very supportive.

Freda Nolan, Volunteer


How do I become a volunteer?

If you are interested in volunteering with us please complete a volunteer application form to tell us about yourself and where you would be interested in volunteering: 
Volunteers Application form[doc] 46KB

Please send this form to the HR team at hr@sussexhousing.org.uk or to: 

Sussex Housing & Care - HR Team
Ronald Simson House
24 Sutton Avenue
East Sussex
BN25 4LG

Alternatively please call the HR team on 01323 875240 (option 4) who will be happy to send you an application pack.

Please note that all volunteers will be subject to a DBS check.