Got some spare time? Retired, but not too tired? Want to get fit but not in a gym? Live in a flat but enjoy gardening? We need your help with gardening, decorating and DIY. There are also roles for volunteers to support other less able volunteers with these tasks. This is a role helping vulnerable people in their own homes. The gardening takes place in the summer months whereas the decorating is in the winter months. At the moment you will be volunteering with a supervisor and not on your own. It's up to you how much time you give, a half day every now and then, a few hours each week or each month, during holiday times - you can volunteer to suit your commitments. If you just like decorating and not gardening or vice versa, that's fine too. Our normal volunteering day is 10am to 3.00pm. What ever time you give we know our clients will thank you for it, and so will we!
No formal qualifications required. Volunteers generally need to be fit and active
Volunteers will volunteer together with our Help at Home support workers. They would normally report to our offices in Community House, Harrogate from where they will travel to the job in the Help at Home van
Harrogate Easier Living Project (HELP) provides support for older or vulnerable people and those with a disability to remain independent in their own home. The project has the following services all of which are supported by a team of volunteers helping people around the home and out and about in the community.
Help at Home provides a decorating, gardening and DIY service to those who can no longer manage the task themselves and can assist with falls prevention.
Opening Doors provides accompanied one-to-one support for disabled and older people to access social and leisure activities and medical appointments. Volunteer befrienders offer support to people who may be at risk of loneliness or social isolation.
Driving Force is the voluntary car driver service for Harrogate, Knaresborough and the surrounding villages.
Ripon and Rural Wellbeing Service and Voluntary Car Driving Service are also provided by HELP.