Volunteering Opportunities include:

Activity group supporters:

volunteers required with an interest in keeping fit, to help support and motivate our clients to exercise according to their ability

Admin volunteers:

provide administrative support such as data entry, mailshots and filing

Balance class/cardiac rehab volunteers:

meet and greet class members and provide support to instructors within the classes

Board of directors:

ensure the smooth running of the organisation

Bright Futures mentors:

matched one to one with a young adult carer to support the transition from being a young carer to an adult carer

Café and kitchen volunteers:

help our café and kitchen staff in the preparation and serving of food and drinks

Charity shop volunteers:

help in our charity shop in Starcross – serving customers and pricing/sorting stock

Children’s centre volunteers:

help in our afterschool and holiday club

Cook & chat volunteers:

go into people’s homes to help them learn cooking skills

Day centre volunteers:

help in our day centre for older people – playing games, chatting and serving refreshments/lunch

Diabetes support worker volunteers:

supporting individuals who have been diagnosed with type 2 or pre diabetes to make positive lifestyle changes

Family support volunteers:

help families who are struggling – eg. because of a new baby, illness, disability or other difficult circumstances

Garden volunteers:

help with our allotment and community garden at Westbank.  Help needed with all aspects of growing food on site: sowing seeds, bringing on plants, weeding, watering, harvesting etc.  Plenty of support for people who are new to food growing, but experienced gardeners are very welcome too.

Gym club volunteers:

help with the running of our children’s gymnastics club

Healthy eating volunteers:

to support people in their homes by helping provide some basic cooking skills and also help support healthy eating workshops.

IT volunteers:

help people who are less confident at using computers and technology

Memory café volunteers:

support with the running of memory cafes in Exminster and Exeter

Neighbourhood Friends:

help to make a real difference to people aged 75+ in Exeter and Budleigh Salterton.  Rapid Response Friends respond when there is a task that needs doing quickly such as picking up emergency food items or feeding a pet while someone is in hospital.  Welcome Home Friends help settle people back in on their return from hospital.  Wellbeing Friends get involved when more long-term support is needed to help people achieve what they want to achieve – whether that’s helping with exercises or introducing people to social activities in their community.

Social group/trip supporters:

help with the running of groups and trips for older people

Volunteer walk leaders:

lead health walks in Exminster, Starcross, Kenton, Exeter and Mid Devon

Volunteer befrienders:

visit or telephone someone who is isolated on a regular basis to offer a friendly face/voice

Volunteer drivers:

take people who would otherwise struggle to get to healthcare appointments and rehab/exercise classes

Young carers volunteers:

help with activities for young carers by providing transport or accompanying on activities

For more information:

Please phone the Volunteering Team on tel: 01392 824752 option 2, option 2

Email: j.brown@westbankfriends.org