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Help local families with decorating and DIY

 

Join Demelza’s team of Practical Support volunteers to decorate rooms for local families.

As a practical support volunteer, you will:

  • Use your decorating skills to transform rooms to a high standard so families can spend time in safe, beautiful spaces.
  • Engage with family members and provide a supportive ear for them as an ambassador for Demelza.
  • Feedback to the Practical Support team, ensuring any needs of the family are recorded.

Our Practical Support volunteers are also able to help families with gardening, DIY, cleaning and organising – if you have other skills you would like to use then you can help with more tasks if you would like to. Practical support tasks are always arranged to work around you, and there is no minimum or maximum amount of support required.

Help us create spaces for our families filled with positivity, and take away some of the stress of the everyday.

You do not need to have any professional decorating experience to be able to help the team, however we do ask that you are proficient in the task and comfortable with basic decorating to help. We will take you preferences and skills into account to make sure you only undertake decorating tasks you’re comfortable with.

 

If you're ready to use your skills to make a difference, please apply now. If you would like more information and want to speak to a member of the Practical Support team, please call us on 01795 845299 or email practicalsupport@demelza.org.uk.

 

All Practical Support volunteers will have an initial interview with a member of the team, followed by a full training course for volunteering with Demelza families. You will then receive a face to face induction, as well as ongoing support and supervision from the team.

All volunteers helping with Demelza families are also required to undertake an Enhanced DBS check before starting the role.

Garden for local families

 

Calling All Green-Thumbed Volunteers!

Join Practical Support team and cultivate smiles.

 

As a Practical Support Gardening Volunteer, you will:

  • Visit families local to you that need help maintaining outdoor spaces
  • Help with general garden tasks such as mowing, weeding, pruning and planting.
  • Engage with family members and provide a supportive ear for them as an ambassador for Demelza.
  • Feedback to the Practical Support team on your visits, ensuring any needs of the family are recorded.

Our Practical Support volunteers are also able to help families with decorating, DIY, cleaning and organising – if you have other skills you would like to use then you can help with more tasks if you would like to.

Flexible Commitment: We respect your schedule. Enjoy flexible volunteer hours that fit your availability, with no minimum or maximum amount to give.

 

If you're ready to use your skills to make a meaningful impact, please apply now, or contact us at practicalsupport@demelza.org.uk or call 01795 845299 for more information.

 

All Practical Support volunteers will have an initial interview with a member of the team, followed by a full training course for volunteering with Demelza families. You will then receive a face to face induction, as well as ongoing support and supervision from the team.

All volunteers helping with Demelza families are also required to undertake an Enhanced DBS check before starting the role.

 

Practical Home Support Volunteering

 

Make a difference to Demelza families in your community!

If you enjoy cleaning, organising and helping others, we would love you to join our team of dedicated Practical Support volunteers to help local families with household tasks such as cleaning, tidying and laundry, helping them keep on top of day-to-day pressures, allowing families to focus on what matters most - spending quality time together.

 

As a Practical Support Volunteer, you will:

  • Perform light housekeeping tasks, such as cleaning, dusting, vacuuming, and laundry.
  • Create organised and tidy living space for families
  • Help families maintain a safe and clean environment at home so they can focus on spending time together as a family.
  • Engage with family members and provide a supportive ear for them as an ambassador for Demelza.
  • Feedback to the Practical Support team on your visits, ensuring any needs of the family are recorded.

Our Practical Support volunteers are also able to help families with decorating, DIY, and gardening– if you have other skills you would like to use then you can help with more tasks if you would like to.

 

Tasks are arranged to fit around your availability and there is no maximum or minimum - whether it's a few hours a week or a monthly commitment.

 

Become an essential part of our dedicated team of volunteers and help us create a clean and comforting atmosphere for children and their families in their own homes. Contact us at practicalsupport@demelza.org.uk or call 01795 845299 for more information.

All Practical Support volunteers will have an initial interview with a member of the team, followed by a full training course for volunteering with Demelza families. You will then receive a face to face induction, as well as ongoing support and supervision from the team.

All volunteers helping with Demelza families are also required to undertake an Enhanced DBS check before starting the role.

Driving Volunteer

Do you enjoy driving and want to find a fulfilling way to give back to your community? If so, we would love you to become a Volunteer Driver for Demelza!

 

Our amazing team of volunteers help transport children, young people and families to and from medical appointments, to the hospice buildings for day care and short breaks, and to activities they may not normally have been able to attend. Our drivers also help deliver essential equipment, therapy bags, and seasonal treats such as Easter Eggs and Christmas presents!

 

Our driving role is really flexible and there is no minimum or maximum amount of support required – whatever journeys you can help with make a massive difference.

 

You can use your own vehicle for some journeys provided it meets insurance requirements. Alternatively, Demelza has a small number of cars, wheelchair accessible vehicles and a minibus that volunteers can use.

 

🤝 Requirements:

  • Full valid drivers licence held for 2 years and aged over 21
  •  Enhanced DBS check, references and training course for volunteering with families must be completed with Demelza before starting
  • Undertake ongoing training and support meetings with Demelza throughout your role to ensure you are safe whilst volunteering
  • Maintain any MOT and Insurance requirements if you are using your own vehicle for any driving for Demelza.

 

 

Join us in creating moments of joy and support for children and families who need it most. Apply today to become a Volunteer Driver with Demelza, or contact our Practical Support team on 01795 845299 to find out more about the role.

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