Volunteering opportunities

Volunteering opportunities

If 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.

Here are some examples of ways you can volunteer, but we also welcome your ideas and for you to volunteer doing something you enjoy:

  • Chatting with residents
  • Reading newspapers, books, poetry
  • Singing
  • Arts and crafts
  • Gardening
  • Games
  • Exercise
  • Quiz
  • Visting the library
  • Helping at events
  • Organising 

Laura standing and smiling at the camera by the activities cupboard If you’re thinking of volunteering then I’d say do it! Until you do it, you won’t fully understand what you get out of it. It will completely change your view on a lot of things. I felt a bit nervous at the start as it was new people and new places, but everyone was really nice and friendly. Coming out of it, I know I’ve made a difference and feel happy about what I've achieved. I’d definitely do it again.

Laura Hodge, Volunteer

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

We will support you every step of the way, so you feel confident volunteering with us. 

Why volunteer with us?

Volunteering is a great way to gain skills and experience and can be an impressive addition to your CV. Volunteering can support you in finding a career that you love and wish to pursue. It can give you a sense of routine and help fill any spare hours you may have, particularly if you are retired or work part time. 

Volunteering can be incredibly rewarding and you will make a huge difference to older people living in our not for profit homes. 

Who can volunteer with us?
Anyone over 16 years old can volunteer with us.

How do I become a volunteer?

If you are interested in volunteering with us please get in touch to have a friendly and informal chat with a member of our team:

Saxonwood care home, Battle, East Sussex TN33 0EY
Oakwood Court care home, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH16 4BG
Woodlands care home, Crowborough, East Sussex TN6 1UD

We look forward to hearing from you!