(Sandy Hill Community Bungalow) Hale Community Centre
Abbeyfield Wey Valley Society (Farnham & Haslemere)
The Abbeyfield Wey Valley Society has been providing high quality residential, nursing and sheltered care in Farnham and Haslemere for over twenty five years. The Society strives to ensure that all homes are warm and friendly with a ‘Home from Home’ feel. All Residents are invited to regular meetings where they have an active role in deciding what happens within the home that they live in.
Abbeywood (Ash Vale)
We are a trusted, not-for-profit provider of services to older people
Age UK Surrey
Age UK Surrey aims to:
- promote the wellbeing of older people in Surrey
- improve public awareness of issues concerning ageing
- influence public policy to meet the needs of older people
- work with other agencies in the provision of relevant services for older people
If you have the time - however little - there are so many ways in which you can help.
The rewards are great. You will use your skills, meet new people, have fun and find it very, very rewarding. You can be sure that the time you give is making a positive difference to older people in the community.
- Admin Support - Ash office
- Admin Support - Godalming Office
- Befriending Volunteers - Guildford and Waverley
- Volunteer Visitor- Community Hospital - Farnham
- Welfare Benefits Adviser - Surrey
- Trustee - posted 19/11/20
- Engagement and Income Generation Specialist Advisor - posted 13/4/21
- Charity Retail Specialist Advisor - posted 13/4/21
- Volunteer Co-Host - Culture Cafe - CRANLEIGH - Posted 29th June 2021
- Check In and Chat Volunteer - Posted 5/7/2021
The Society provides information and support to people with any form of dementia and their carers through our publications, National Dementia Helpline, website and more than 2,000 local services throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland .
We support health and social care professionals by delivering high quality education, resources and training. We influence politicians and policy-makers, and campaign for better quality of life for people living with dementia and their carers and greater understanding of dementia.
We also fund innovative research in the areas of cause, cure, care and prevention. We work with scientists and people affected by dementia to ensure that the medical and social research programmes we fund have a positive impact on people's lives.
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.
The Brigitte Trust is a Queen's Award registered charity offering a free service of emotional support and practical help. The service is normally offered face-to-face in the home supporting people and their carers when a life-threatening illness such as Cancer or Motor Neurone Disease has been diagnosed. Currently, and since first lockdown, our volunteers are offering telephone support, though in time we hope to return to the home visiting for which we are widely known. The Brigitte Trust is a trusted partner of Surrey County Council and over 400 referrals have been received from Community Responders throughout Surrey. More volunteers are needed now to support people who have received a late diagnosis or delayed treatment.
British Red Cross
About the British Red Cross
The British Red Cross helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. We are part of a global voluntary network, responding to conflicts, natural disasters and individual emergencies.
We enable vulnerable people in theUKand abroad to prepare for and withstand emergencies in their own communities. And when the crisis is over, we help them to recover and move on with their lives.
Busbridge & Hambledon Befriending Scheme
We are a local befriending service connecting volunteers with isolated people for friendship and support in the Busbridge and Hambledon areas.
Loneliness and social isolation has become a huge problem in our nation and on a local level. It can affect people of all ages but perhaps the most vulnerable are our ageing population who may have:
- Problems getting out of the house due to poor mobility
- Health concerns meaning they need more help
- Family who may have moved away, or work full-time
- Loved ones who may have died
Through the Befriending Network we hope that you as volunteers can help us achieve our aim of tackling this issue through friendship, support and social activities with your befriender on a weekly or fortnightly basis.
Helping local people in Farnham and surrounding villages get to the doctor and dentist, hospital and optician, physio and chiropody etc appointments.
Care for Guildford (Free Transport Scheme)
Care for Guildford - What We Do
We are a good neighbour scheme, a network of volunteers providing practical help to improve the quality of life for elderly, vulnerable or infirm residents of Guildford.
The type and demand for services has changed over the years and today we maintain some 150 volunteers helping Guildford residents in need.
These days, transport to GP surgeries, clinics, dentists and hospitals are the main tasks we undertake. But we also do shopping on behalf of a client or doing small one off jobs in the home like putting up shelves or changing light bulbs.
We provide a number of services that include:
Lifts to Doctors Surgeries, Dentists, Clinics, Clubs and Day Centres. We can also take you to Hospitals and to visit relatives in nursing homes. We do not go to hairdressers
We shop on a weekly or fortnightly basis for anyone who is housebound. We can also shop on a temporary basis, for example when someone first comes out of hospital.
We help with small one off jobs around the home such as putting up simple shelves or curtain rails, moving heavy furniture or changing a light bulb for those with limited mobility. We do not undertake housework, plumbing, gardening or electrical repairs.
Chiddingfold Community Lunch Club
Over 60's lunch club.
Citizens Advice Waverley
We help people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice, and by influencing policymakers.
We operate from offices in Cranleigh, Farnham, Godalming and Haslemere, offering a five days-a-week telephone, drop-in and appointment service. We have over 160 volunteers across our offices, undertaking many roles. These include fundraisers, trustees, administrators, receptionists, social policy campaigners, advisers and assessors.
We use the information we gather carrying out this work to campaign for social justice, so that individuals do not suffer through a lack of knowledge or an inability to express themselves effectively.
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.
Cranleigh Village Care
Cranleigh Village Care is a voluntary organisation set up to help local elderly and vulnerable people to attend a variety of mainly medical appointments both in the village and further afield. Drivers do not have to commit to a set day and may choose to do only local trips. Duty officers take calls on a dedicated mobile phone in their own homes, usually one day a month. The appreciation shown by own clients makes it all worthwhile!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
Farncombe and Binscombe Good Neighbours
To offer lifts to elderly residents of Farncombe and Binscombe, or others without their own transport or convenient access to public services. Lifts will typically be to all types of medical appointments..
Clients make modest voluntary contributions towards the cost of the driver's car expenses..
Drivers offer a personal service using their own vehicles. Clients make requests via a mobile number, which is manned on weekdays from 10 to 12 noon, with a message facility
Farncombe Day Centre
To encourage social inclusion by providing a welcoming and stimulating environment in which to meet. To facilitate and promote better health among older people. To enable the elderly to be independent and allow them to enjoy life in their own homes for as long as possible.
The Day Centre provides a range of services which are accessible, affordable and attractive for the elderly of Farncombe and Godalming, including:
Balanced and economical lunches and snacks
Outings and holidays
Our mission is to be there for older people living in Farnham, meeting them where they are and showing God's love through our work.
Guildford Club for Disabled
Guildford Club for Disabled provides social support for the physically disabled which results in additional needs and requirements. The Club strives to provide wide ranging entertainment that caters for most age groups and their tastes.
Hart Voluntary Action (Fleet)
Hart Voluntary Action is a local charity which supports the voluntary and community sector in Hart District by offering one-to-one information and guidance, training, information updates, networking opportunities and volunteer recruitment. Our aim is to support voluntary and community organisations with their capacity to deliver services and activities for the local community.
Haslemere Hard of Hearing Support Group
Advice ,practical help & support for people with hearing aids & hearing difficulties in the Haslemere area.
KJs Community Group - Guildford
Mediation Surrey CIO
About Mediation Surrey
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.
Queen Elizabeth's Foundation for Disabled People
We work with people with physical and learning disabilities or acquired brain injuries to gain new skills and increase independence. Whether it’s learning everyday life skills, rebuilding a life affected by brain injury, acquiring the skills to drive a specially adapted car or training for future employment, we support disabled people to achieve goals for life.
Quick Response Memorial Woodland (Woking)
We are a registered charity created by a dedicated team of volunteers whose main purpose is to support and raise funds to assist ex-service personnel immediately when they find themselves in times of difficulty. This is done by holding various events and the generous donations and goodwill of supporters. We run a memorial woodland which is lovingly tended to by our Founder and Chair, Paul ‘The Hat’ Cooling, and a team of volunteers. It is used by ex-soldiers, sailors and airmen and their families as a place of reflection and by local community groups and organisations like the cubs, scouts and schoolchildren to get closer to nature.
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.
Reconnections - Tackling loneliness in older people in Guildford & Waverley
Reconnections by Independent Age is a volunteer-led service that supports over-65s in rediscovering their love of life in the communities where they live. We introduce friendly volunteers to residents and connect them to local activities, gatherings and events that provide vital social connections and help break the cycle of isolation and loneliness. Working together with local partners, we create a safe and supportive environment for people to reconnect with their community.
We couldn't run our service without the support of volunteers so please get in touch.
Rowleys Centre for the Community Cranleigh
Rowleys Centre for the Community is situated in the heart of the centre of Cranleigh. We pride ourselves on being a community venue offering many additional advantages to the local community beyond the purpose for which it was initially intended. Providing high quality services to maintain and improve the health and wellbeing of our local community is at the heart of what we do.
Rowleys primarily offers a place for the older population to socialise, keep physically active, stay connected and acquire new skills, which has a positive impact on their overall health and wellbeing and supports reducing social isolation.
Whilst our main aim is to promote the wellbeing of all older people and assist them in making later life a fulfilling and enjoyable experience we would like to ensure the Community Centre is open to all and available for other groups to utilise outside of the core offer.
- Rowley's Centre for the Community - Volunteers to deliver the Community Meals Service
- Treasurer Role - Trustees Board - Rowleys Centre for the Community
- Rowleys Centre for the Community - Volunteers
- HR Role - Trustees Board - Rowleys Centre for the Community
- Secretary Role - Trustees Board - Rowleys Centre for the Community
- WE NEED - Trustees- Trustees Board - Rowleys Centre for the Community
Royal Surrey Charity (Guildford)
We are working to deliver exceptional care in a welcoming and safe environment for patients at Royal Surrey Hospital.
From providing state of the art equipment and redeveloping wards, to investing in staff development and funding innovative research, our patients are at the heart of everything we do.
Working collaboratively with medical and support staff, we fund projects that make the biggest impact on the 260,000 people we treat each year – from babies, to children and young adults, to older people.
Sight for Surrey
Sensory Services by Sight for Surrey is a charitable organisation that delivers specialist services to people who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, have a vision impairment or combined sight and hearing loss. We provide services across Surrey so people may lead fuller, more independent lives.
The Civil Service Retirement Fellowship
Our Mission Statement
The Civil Service Retirement Fellowship is a national charity dedicated to helping former civil servants and their dependents make the most of their retirement.
The Clockhouse Day Centre (Milford)
We offer a warm and friendly environment for the over 50's where members can meet new friends, take part in our many activities or join us for outings or holidays.
The Clockhouse is open Monday to Friday 9.30am-3.30pm. We provide a range of services including hairdressing, chiropody, reflexology, hearing and sight tests.
We offer a in-expensive 2 course homemade lunch with a variety of alternatives on a daily basis as well as a snack bar offering hot drinks, biscuits and homemade cakes.
The Royal British Legion
The Royal British Legion (the Legion) is the UK's leading Armed Forces charity, providing practical, emotional and financial support to all members of the British Armed Forces past and present, and their families. Our mission is to provide welfare, comradeship, representation and Remembrance for the Armed Forces Community.
The Therapy Garden (Normandy)
The Therapy Garden is a registered charity based in Normandy Village, consisting of one acre of community garden which is managed by a team of horticulturalists, staff and volunteers to provide gardening and horticulture therapy to the more vulnerable members of society. We provide practical horticulture therapy to adults and young people with learning disabilities, mental health issues and physical disabilities.
Our ‘Green School’, enables young people aged 14-19 with learning difficulties such as autism, Down’s Syndrome and Asperger’s to achieve a City & Guilds qualification “Skills for Working Life: Horticulture” in a safe and structured environment. Students are referred to us and funded by mainstream and specialist schools in Surrey and Hampshire and many have gone on to achieve a college place or ongoing employment.
The Therapy Garden is currently organising ‘taster days’ for other groups in the local community such as brain injury and stroke victims and Dementia sufferers and we are able to plan bespoke activities that are tailored to individual client needs.
Waverley Borough Council Community Meals Service
To deliver a high quality freshly cooked meals service and provide social contact for residents living in the Godalming area.
Woodlands and Hillbrow Ltd (Farnham)
Woodlands and hillbrow were set up as a family care homes. We now have a day centre specialising in dementia and a nursing home called Hill House. The homes are all run along the same core principle of dignity, respect, courage and caring people as though they are our own family.
Once residents come to live with us we want them to have the best possible quality of life and it to be the last time they ever have to move. In order to achieve this we need volunteers to help us.
I cannot stress the importance of this time in peoples lives, once we have done something it can never be put right, so we try to make it as good as possible at the end of their life.