Volunteering Opportunities at a Care Home

  • VO93898
  • Suitable for groups


Looking for a fulfilling and rewarding experience? Join our team at our care homes for the elderly as a volunteer and make a difference in the lives of our residents. Whether its befriending and chatting with our residents or organising and participating in leisure and social activities, your contribution will have a significant impact on their well-being and quality of life. As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to develop new skills, meet new people and create meaningful connections with our residents. Join us today and be a part of a community that values and appreciates the importance of companionship and human connection. Opportunities are available for weekdays or weekends, day time or early evening at:

Glenfairn House Care Home-Sanctuary Care, 28 Racecourse Road, Ayr KA7 2UX
Queens Care Home, 34 Ardayre Road, Prestwick KA9 1QL.

We are a not-for-profit organisation specialising in care homes for the elderly and currently have over 110 care homes across England and Scotland.

For more info, please go to https://www.sanctuary-care.co.uk/jobs/volunteering/how-apply-be-sanctuary-care-volunteer

If you would like to help our care homes through volunteering, opportunities are available for weekdays or weekends, daytime or early evening.

Volunteer befriender
Leisure and activities volunteer
Walking volunteer
Volunteer driver
Gardening volunteer
Volunteer entertainer
Day care centre volunteer
Hairdressing/beauty volunteer
Housekeeping volunteer
Catering assistant volunteer
Reception volunteer

For more info, please go to https://www.sanctuary-care.co.uk/jobs/volunteering/how-apply-be-sanctuary-care-volunteer to learn more and apply online.











Frequency and commitment details



PVG and references are required, for some roles.
Experience required: Listening skills
Travel details: This opportunity is accessible by foot, bus, car and train.
Minimum age: 14


Expenses details: It may be necessary for a volunteer to travel to a location other than their normal place of volunteering, they will be reimbursed travel expenses in line with the Travel and Subsistence Group Procedure. It is at the discretion of each home to cover the travel expenses from the volunteers' home to the care home as a good will gesture. We are mindful of individual financial situations, and we do not want to put up barriers to volunteering, so please feel free to have a chat with your supervisor.
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: A meet and greet and a show round are available
Training details: Online course which includes safeguarding, dementia friends, GDPR, life in a care home etc. A meet and greet and a show round will be arranged. Finally, you would need to complete an online course which takes approx. an hour to complete. The whole process could take 3 - 4 weeks to complete.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet