Volunteer: My Time Friends

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Vacancy Details

Location: Portsmouth

YOU is a registered charity that has been providing care, support and advice for over 30 years to vulnerable people across Hampshire and Dorset, giving them the tools and resources they need to live independent, secure and valued lives.  This is only possible with the support of our amazing staff, relief workers and volunteers who give their time, skills, experience, innovation and passion for the work they do and the amazing people they work with.

My Time is a new service for carers to enable them to take time to recharge their batteries. We work with carers and those they care for, to make that time each week something to look forward to. We are looking for volunteers to befriend the person who is being cared for at home, to do activities based on the person’s interests or hobbies, and also take them out for coffee or to a local lunch club or group. Carers have told us that this is really important for their wellbeing.

“It would be lovely for us both to have something new to talk about.”

Activities might include:

  • Reading the newspaper to someone who has a visual impairment.
  • Taking someone out for some fresh air to a local green space.
  • Reminiscing over old photographs and books.
  • Supporting people to attend local groups.
  • Enjoying a cuppa and conversation.
  • Taking up a new craft or learning a new skill together.


YOU has a strong value base, striving to be person-centred, innovative, trustworthy, can-do and excellent at all times, so it is important that you are as passionate about these principles as we are. If this sounds like the ideal opportunity for you, we’re keen to hear from you as soon as possible! Please click ‘Apply’ to forward your details on to us; ensuring that you include your name, email address, and a contact telephone number. We will contact you to speak to you more about what sort of opportunity you’re looking for and how you’d like to contribute to our organisation, subject to standard recruitment checks.

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