How you can help

“Volunteers are not paid, not because they are worthless but because they are priceless”

Supporting Acorn Community Support

Whether you can spare two hours a week, once a fortnight or can give a morning a month, we will have a volunteering opportunity to suit your availability.

If you would like to help by becoming an Acorn volunteer, please contact Mandy on 01647 252701.

 

There are various ways in which you can help with one or more of the services we offer, so if you can spare as little as a couple of hours twice a month we would love to hear from you.

During the Pandemic Acorn was blessed with volunteers from right across the community.  As life returns to normal for many of us Acorn needs these volunteers more than ever.  The elderly and vulnerable were often isolated for longer and more severely than everyone else and they are just as eager to resume a sense of normality and re-establish social links in the community but they really need your help to do this. 

 

As more of us are working from home, we are finding that volunteering is a fabulous way to spend time with our community.  Often the relationships built with people making important journeys together can create a strong sense of connection to where we live.

There are various ways in which you can help with one or more of the services we offer, so if you can spare as little as a couple of hours twice a month we would love to hear from you.

We are always looking for volunteer drivers; either using your own car (£0.45 per mile allowance available) driving clients to medical appointments – either to and from GP surgeries, or to a local hospital or other health care providers. Or maybe you have experience driving large vans or similar vehicles and would be interested in joining our team of minibus drivers? Training will be provided.

You might like to consider being a volunteer escort on the various minibus trips we undertake like the weekly trips to Supermarkets, Coffee Morning, Lunch clubs and outings.  We are also have a Befriending service which could include talking to someone regularly on the telephone – so you can even help working from home.  We also have Time for You which involves sitting with some who is cared for whilst the regular carer (usually a family member) has a bit of time for respite.