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Volunteers give priceless support to our services. With your help, we can reach and support more veterans.

Whatever your background, you’ll find that volunteering for Care for Veterans is really rewarding, and knowing that you are helping to make a difference is a great feeling.

Our facility is based in Worthing, West Sussex.

We are currently looking for volunteers in the following areas:

  • Administration/office support
  • Chaplaincy support
  • Collections
  • Events
  • Gardening
  • Wellbeing Hub support

If you are not in the area and it is too far to travel, we would still appreciate your help in raising awareness about how we can help disabled veterans and to encourage people to raise the vital funding we need to continue our work. If you may be able to help, please get in touch to offer your support.

If you would like to volunteer or would like to receive information about future volunteer roles, please register your interest by completing the form below, or email or call Jaime on 01903 218444.

‘We enjoyed the tour you gave us and also understanding more about the history, care and rehabilitation you provide to your residents. It was very inspirational! We all agreed that we would very much like to come back and offer our services again in the future.’ Stevey Sayers, Southern Water

Current Volunteer Opportunities:

Befriending Volunteer

To support residents who may not get friends or family interaction and socialisation, to combat loneliness and to keep residents cognitively engaged.

Hours of volunteering required: Minimum 1 to 2 hours a week at the same time and on the same day. When befriending you will need to commit to each resident for at least 6 months to 1 year to keep continuity.

Job type: Volunteer

Read the volunteer description here.


Volunteer Gardener

As a Gardener at Care for Veterans you’ll maintain the grounds at Gifford House. This is especially important as the gardens are well used by our veterans and their visitors so it is important to keep them looking as attractive as possible.

Hours of volunteering required: The ideal candidate will be able to volunteer throughout the week Monday and/or Thursday are the main gardening days although this is flexible if you are happy to work unaided. Minimum of 1-2 hours per week.

Job type: Volunteer

Read the volunteer description here.


Greenhouse Resident Volunteer Coordinator

This role is to engage residents in gardening activities within the ground of Care for Veterans to promote health and wellbeing. You will oversee the residents while they do garden activities in the Greenhouse and the raised bed areas.

Hours of volunteering required: Spring, summer, and early autumn. Two hours a week on a weekday.

Job type: Volunteer

Read the volunteer description here.


Volunteer Activities Coordinator

Care for Veterans helps and supports disabled ex-servicemen and women. Volunteer Activity Coordinators ensure our residents have a full diary of events in the Wellbeing Hub.

Hours of volunteering required: Ideally the candidate will be able to commit to two hours once or twice a week on the same days, in agreement with the activities co-ordinator. Minimum of 2 hours per week.

Job type: Volunteer

Read the volunteer description here.


Volunteer Mealtime Helper

This role supports and assists residents during mealtime with feeding and drinking to enrich residents’ mealtime experience with social company while dining.

Hours of volunteering required: Ongoing late afternoon/early evening (4-6pm) days when available. Minimum of 2 hours per week.

Job type: Volunteer

Read the volunteer description here.


Volunteer Painter & Decorator

General painting & decoration of the building including main areas & vacated resident’s rooms.

Hours of volunteering required: The volunteer is asked to make a weekly seven-hour commitment spread across one or more days and to help us adjust the programme in the event of holidays or sickness by keeping us appraised.

Job type: Volunteer

Read the volunteer description here.


Fundraising Volunteer Ambassadors (local & remote)

The Lead Volunteer would be essential in leading and assisting with small community events. Care for Veterans provides residential nursing care and rehabilitation to anyone who has served in the Armed Forces and relies on dedicated volunteers to help in a variety of ways.

Hours of volunteering required: This will vary according to what is going on. Some weekends or evenings although some things will be daytime activities. All collections and community events dates and times will be known well in advance. You will have regular communication with the Volunteer Coordinator.

Job type: Volunteer

Read the volunteer description here.


Volunteer Community/Events Fundraiser (Weekdays and Weekends)

As an Events and Community Fundraiser Volunteer, you’ll support the Fundraising Team at local fundraising activities and events throughout the year.

Hours of volunteering required: Ideally the Volunteer will be flexible. Weekdays, some evenings and weekends are needed.

Job type: Volunteer

Read the volunteer description here.


Volunteer Driver

This role will help the facilities team with driving tasks, resident appointments, Day trips, and hospital appointments. They will help the Fundraising teams with driving logistics at events, and ad hoc driving tasks. They will also drive residents to and from appointments and drive residents on day outs. Accompanied by an HCA or companion if needed. Volunteer drivers may be required to aid the fundraising team to help with logistics to and from events.

Hours of volunteering required: As and when required times and days will be given in advance. There may be on occasion last-minute driving required, so happy to be contacted if free to help.

Job type: Volunteer

Read the volunteer description here.


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