Volunteering

Goodwin greatly values the goodwill of volunteers, to enrich lives, provide greater social interaction and allow us to provide broader care services. So if you have the time to give, we are flexible and willing to take on any help you can offer.

If you want to share your passions and make a real difference to people’s lives, please get in touch.

What could a volunteer do?

You don’t have to have certain skills or talents – it’s of great value to our residents and clients just to have company sometimes.

Activities assistants

Activities are run every day across our residential care facilities and day clubs. You could help set up and run a group, such bingo, scrabble, bridge, cards, crafts, model building, games, painting and social/conversation groups.

Bus drivers

Transport lively group outings on the Goodwin minibuses, assist groups, or chauffeur seniors to important appointments. We welcome volunteers with an endorsed license (i.e. able to drive more than a 12 seater bus), who can help drive the Goodwin bus fleet for group outings.

Religious services

Help bring church or prayer services to those who can’t get to them. Assist with weekly services at any of our villages. Various faiths.

Language assistance

Turn isolation into joy by helping a non-English speaker express their needs and enjoy a conversation. Rare dialects needed!

Computer tuition

Help residents stay in touch with distant loved ones via the internet, or update with tech.

Arts, craft and music

There are always opportunities to help with art, craft or even give a short musical performance.

Carers and students

Considering a career in care or nursing? Gain invaluable on-the-job experience!

Pet therapy

Bring in pets or petting animals to connect with residents in special ways.

A cuppa and conversation

Company and conversation can be all a person needs to brighten their day! We welcome anyone who’d like to spend some time. You can also provide company for clients being transported on the bus to attend Goodwin facilities and on their return home in afternoon.

What does Goodwin offer you?

Goodwin offers access to training and support, and inclusion in a dynamic, benevolent institution. You will be a valued member of the team and gain rich experience in a multi-faceted organisation. (Plus a free polo shirt!)

 

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I really love helping out. Some of the residents have no one, so it's nice to be there for them. I can talk with them for hours.

Blake,
Volunteer