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Carer Support Hub Group Leaders and Helpers

with Carers in Herts

Opportunity Type: Long-term Commitment
Opportunity Start Date: 10/05/2022
Opportunity End Date:
Where is the opportunity located?: Indoor
Time of day: Weekday Mornings, Weekday Afternoons
Description: Where will I be carrying out this role? You will carry out this role at the Hub venue in your local area. How much time will I be expected to give? Approximately four hours a month. The Hub groups meet once a month for two hours at an agreed and regular time. There will be some administration and record keeping which you can do fromhome for example sending the register to the Hub Co-ordinator. What will I be doing? Arriving at the venue before the meeting to set up. Liaise with other Hub volunteers to agree tasks. Welcoming carers to the meeting, taking a register and noting details of new carers to be registered with Carers in Hertfordshire. Helping the group to agree the programme for each meeting, facilitating the meeting and helping the group keep to the rules it has agreed. Introducing speakers. Referring carer queries to Carers in Hertfordshire’s Carer Support Advisors or Hub Co-ordinators. Closing the meeting, tidying and locking up the venue if necessary. What skills, experience and attributes do I need? An understanding of the experience of caring, Interest in improving support for unpaid carers in your local area. A desire to do something worthwhile and contribute to your community. Good communication skills, confidence in speaking in front of a group and the ability to motivate yourself. Ability to get on well with other people and enjoy working with others. Good organizational skills. What can expect from Carers in Hertfordshire? Opportunities to develop your skills and experience. Rewarding experiences which will help you to benefit carers. Training and support will be provided to help you with the role and develop your skills. The opportunity to meet with other volunteers to share best practice and learn from each other. General information The role of volunteers in Carer Support Hubs is supported by the Community Fund of the National Lottery.
Practical Considerations: All out of pocket expenses can be paid.
Requirements:
Suitable for: 18 – 25 year olds, Aged 26 and over, University students, Families, Older People
Suitable for volunteers interested in: Addiction & Substance Misuse, Carers Support, Children, Families & Family Support, Health and Wellbeing, Mental Health