Carers' Resource Community Ambassador

Location: At your own community group, school, church, community centre.

Purpose of Role: To be aware of unpaid carers, sign post people in your local group to Carers’ Resource and share information on events/ activities for carers with your local community group.

Qualities required:
o Be a good communicator
o Be friendly and empathetic

Support provided:
o Supported and supervised by a named Carers’ Resource staff member
o Official Induction to Carers’ Resource
o Carers’ Resource leaflets and referral forms.

Time Commitment: As much or as little as you are able to give.

Tasks you may support with:
o Raise the profile of Carers’ Resource when you attend your community group.
o Speak to community group members and try and sign post unpaid carers looking after their loved ones and family. Encourage them to contact Carer’s Resource for support.
o Act as an ambassadors, spreading the word about the work of Carers’ Resource.
o Share information on new groups, activities, breaks and grants with your community group.

Expenses: Agreed expenses will be reimbursed

Benefits of volunteering:
o Increased knowledge of issues experienced by carers
o Enhance career prospects in your community group
o Gain skills and experience
o Work as part of a team
o Further volunteer opportunities with Carers’ Resource
o Developing Friendships

Skills or experience required?:

o Be a good communicator
o Be friendly and empathetic

You will require?: Criminal Record Check (DBS)
Frequency of opportunity: Ongoing
Can this opportunity be home based?: No
What are the areas of interest?: Fundraising
Type(s) of cause supported: Health, hospitals & hospices
Where is the opportunity located?: Across North Yorkshire
Includes out of pocket expenses?: Yes
How many hours per week is this opportunity?: 2
You can volunteer for this opportunity at the following times:

M T W T F S S
Morning
Afternoon
Evening