Artventure Trust Ltd (Merrow, Guildford)
The Artventure Trust enables people with learning difficulties,physical & mental disabilities to explore the visual arts. We aim to help vunerable people integrate into the community. Working alongside practising artists & others with a variety of skills & experience, we combine to give a flexible & fun approach to the creative process.
Bells Piece (Farnham)
Bells Piece activity and skills group is lively and inviting -where you can meet friends, have fun and achieve the things you want. We are open Monday-Friday from 9.30am to 3.30pm.
We offer accessible and up-to-date facilities in a lovely setting in Farnham, on the border between Surrey and Hampshire. We are next to Farnham Park and only a short distance from the town centre.
Enthusiasm is a must! We require our volunteers to be caring, supportive and have a good sense of humour.
You will be DBS checked.
You must be aged 18+. Full training will be provided.
Expenses will be paid (private motor or public transport)
Brightwells Gostrey Centre (Farnham)
Brightwells Gostrey has been in the heart of the community for older people for over 30 years. We provide a warm and friendly environment for senior citizens to meet. Offering a variety of vital activities and services including freshly cooked meals, daily activities, craft workshops, grandparent and toddler groups, outings and much more. We are proud to bring a sense of belonging, companionship, fun and enjoyment to those in their golden years.
We also provide a Community Meal Service, ensuring those who need it, regularly receive a nutritious freshly cooked meal and pudding. All dishes are prepared from scratch in our kitchen. However, it is far more than just a meal we are delivering. Our team of volunteers are a friendly face to many, helping to reduce social isolation, something which has become so much more important in the recent months.
Canterbury Care Centre (Guildford)
S W Association For Mental Health
(Canterbury Care Centre)
The Canterbury drop in day centre runs a service for adults who are suffering, or have suffered with mental illness who live in the South West Surrey area (Guildford, Farnham, Haselmere and surrounding villages). On offer are social activities, a friendly atmosphere, informal help and advice, creative arts and writing, massage and physical activities. Refreshments and lunch are also provided. The centre is open on Mondays from 10am-3pm and Thursday and Friday from 10am-1pm. You may drop in to the centre or be referred by your GP, Social services or Guildford CMHT. A lunch is provided at low cost.
Community Angels (Guildford)
Community Angels is one of three projects run by Guildford Town Centre Chaplaincy (GTCC).
GTCC exists to:
Show Compassion, Offer Care and Support Community:
Each of our projects begins with showing compassion to others at their point of need and seeking to understand their situation without judging. We respond by offering care which may include emotional or practical support as appropriate. We work collaboratively with others to support community in Guildford by connecting with those facing isolation, welcoming those who feel rejected and embracing difference and diversity.
Crossroads Care Surrey
Crossroads Care is Surrey's leading charity providing respite care support to Carers. We've been working across Surrey for over 30 years, with our core purpose being to improve the quality of life of unpaid carers and those they are caring for.
COVID-19 Emergency Response
As a result of Coronavirus, Crossroads swiftly implemented a response by providing essential shopping and prescription collection services to carers and to other vulnerable people that were isolated at home. We provided regular wellbeing calls to check in on people to see how they were coping and to offer support with shopping. We're now developing a volunteer based Outreach Support and Telephone Befriending with Digital Tech project largely in response to Covid, but which enable us to continue to support people who need it with shopping and prescription collections, and also with support in learning and using digital technology. We are seeking new volunteers who are interested in providing Outreach Support and / or Telephone or Digital Befriending.
As an Outreach Support Volunteer you would support people living in the same borough as yourself with shopping and prescription collections. We would provide you with appropriate PPE and pay any related fuel costs.
As a Befriender you would support carers and other older people, or those being cared for, who are feeling isolated and alone and who would benefit from having someone to speak to simply to chat about life, the weather, local services and events etc. We're interested in hearing from volunteers who are relatively IT savvy and would be able to connect to our Cloud based phone system to make telephone or virtual calls to clients. We'd also like volunteers to get involved with an exciting new Befriending with digital tech project, through which you would be able to support people in learning to use, or building confidence in using laptops, smart phones and tablets. Even if you're not computer savvy, but would benefit from being a befriender yourself, please get in touch.
We're also looking for new Trustee's to join us now, so if you're interested in supporting us in leading the development of respite services for carers in Surrey, please enquire through our website www.crossroadscaresurrey.org.uk
We are also always looking for people that are interested in other volunteering roles, including by offering support in care or club settings, in the community or in the head office.
If you are interested in becoming part of our Surrey wide team and being involved in providing support to your community, please email us at email@example.com to request a volunteer pack.
We'd love to hear from you... if you have a good understanding of what it's like to be a carer and are looking to give something back through volunteering.
Dolphins Swim Club (Active Surrey)
Dolphin Swim Sessions aim to facilitate friendly, inclusive swimming sessions for anyone who feels that joining the sessions would benefit their physical or mental health. No referral is required, anyone is welcome as are carers. Sessions are used as rehabilitation after surgery, for management of various mental health conditions, for on-going physical maintenance, weight loss, etc.
The Eikon Charity supports vulnerable young people in Surrey who have disadvantaged backgrounds and at-risk of crisis. Eikon introduces preventative approaches to ensure issues do not escalate and become life-changing challenges. Many of the young people Eikon work with are on the verge of: homelessness; exclusion from school; committing crimes; getting involved in drug and alcohol abuse; self harming; or suffering from mental health issues or family crisis. Eikon work in Secondary schools, Youth Centres and conduct Mobile Outreach programmes to target hard-to-reach young people.
Eikon aims to create happy, thriving and resilient young people who contribute positively to society.
Emerge is a Christian based charity that supports young people who are struggling with self-harm or feeling suicidal and have found themselves at A&E in Guildford as a result. We are youth workers who will be there for young people in crisis late in the evening and also during (often intense) multi-disciplinary professionals meeting during the day.
We make tea, help people breathe through panic attacks, make mind maps and listen, listen, listen.
We seek to be a voice of hope, even in the bleakest of situations.
Family Action - NE Hants & Farnham Social Prescribing Project
The overarching aims of Family Action's Social Prescribing service in North East Hampshire and Farnham are to:
- Improve health and wellbeing outcomes for residents in the area
- Reduce inappropriate demand for health and social services
- Enable residents to be proactive in managing their own health and wellbeing
- Help people to access the right support
- Be accessible to as many people as possible within the community
halow project (Guildford)
To make a difference
The halow project is a growing community-based charity, situated in Guildford, Surrey. We support young people, aged 16+, with a learning disability on their journey into adult life.
The young people we work with want the opportunity to:
- Build relationships
- Become part of the community
- Find meaningful employment
- Have a home of their own
We believe that the young people we support have the right to be part of and respected in their communities and are entitled to a life they choose in ways which best suit them. halow is committed to developing creative opportunities and removing social barriers.
Headway Surrey (Guildford)
Headway Surrey supports people with acquired brain injuries and their families and promotes understanding of the implications of acquired brain injury throughout Surrey.
KJs Community Group - Guildford
Motor Neurone Disease Association - West Surrey Branch
A world free from MND
We improve care and support for people with MND, their families and carers.
We fund and promote research that leads to new understanding and treatments, and brings us closer to a cure for MND.
We campaign and raise awareness so the needs of people with MND and everyone who cares for them are recognised and addressed by wider society.
Oakleaf Enterprise (Guildford)
Oakleaf Enterprises is an independent registered charity whose purpose is to support people with mental health issues to lead independent, productive and fulfilling lives.
We do this by encouraging the development of their interpersonal, practical and academic skills to gain and sustain mainstream sheltered employment.
This charity also provides advice and support for those who wish to access further education or training.
Park Barn Learning Centre
To work with partners to ensure that those, in Surrey and beyond, who have missed out on learning in the past, have opportunities to learn and to reach their full potential.
PeerTalk's vision is to establish a UK wide network of volunteer facilitated peer support group meetings for people who experience depression and to offer support to their families.
In addition to establishing peer support group meetings, PeerTalk aims to inform and equip individuals and communities to make a positive response to mental health issues.
It is often the case that people who experience mental health issues also face difficulties in wider society through discrimination, intolerance and injustice. PeerTalk will seek to inform and equip communities to be confident in supporting people through such issues and enabling the communities to challenge the stigma associated with depression and poor mental health. We do this through promoting a positive narrative around mental health through social media and roadshows.
Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre - RASASC Guildford
Our mission is to relieve the distress of people who have suffered rape and/or sexual abuse or assault, and to educate the public.
SSAFA The Armed Forces Charity
St Thomas-on-The Bourne (Farnham)
Surrey Drug and Alcohol Care Helpline
Surrey Drug & Alcohol Care is a registered charity which has been set up as a result of a need in the county of Surrey for a confidential Freephone help line for substance misusers and those with mild to moderate mental health problems, their families, friends and colleagues, aiming to make a difference to their lives. Trained volunteers respond to the distress caused by substance misuse or mental health on a high quality help line that is accessible 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, emphasising empowerment and self-help.
- To provide information about county and countrywide resources and support to persons and organisations helping people experiencing the effects of substance misuse.
- To promote mental health well being county-wide.
- To promote, liaise and exchange information with relevant agencies both within the Surrey area and outside.
- To raise public awareness of the continuing impact of substance misuse.
- To advance the education of the harmful effects of drugs and alcohol amongst those young students in full time education in Surrey and professional groups.
- Website: www.sdac-helpline.co.uk
- Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/610138639182651/
The Cedar House Support Group
The Cedar House Support Group is for women who are experiencing postnatal depression. The group provides a safe and supportive environment where mothers can get together with others who may be feeling similar to themselves. This helps their recovery by normalising feelings and reducing the sense of isolation that postntal depression can bring.
The Surrey Care Trust
To tackle disadvantage, social exclusion and hardship in local communities. To reach out to families to equip them with the skills to improve their economic situation, to reduce social isolation and break the cycle of deprivation.