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WE Care & Repair is a registered society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014 with charitable status.

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North Somerset: Motex Centre, Winterstoke Road, Weston super Mare, North Somerset BS23 3YW. 0300 323 0700

Email: info@wecr.org.uk

VAT Reg. no. 125 4790 12

company number 25479R

 

Catch up with the Silverlinks team via this link to their blog!

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Sharing their experiences

 

Some of our volunteers share their own particular experience with individuals and groups.  This video show one of our volunteers, Glynn, telling a group about his experience of downsizing.

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This short film features our Silverlinks Judy Mead, talking about the project.

Why volunteer for WE Care & Repair ?

WE Care & Repair offer Award Winning voluntary roles that help us to achieve our aim of improving the quality, safety and suitability of more of the homes of older people, people on low incomes and disabled people.  To the right is a picture of two of our Silverlinks volunteers receiving an award for 'best group' at the Celebrating Age festival in 2015.

"WE Care & Repair recognise how essential volunteers are to our organisation.

 

Their time and dedication is fundamental in supporting us to deliver our mission of helping more people with housing related issues across the West of England.

 

As Chief Executive I am passionate about ensuring your volunteer experience is rewarding and fulfilling”

 

Kevin Snowball

We value the individual skills and experiences that volunteers bring to our organisation and seek to provide opportunities for volunteers to share these.  Our volunteers tell us that volunteering for WE Care & Repair is an exciting, rewarding and enjoyable experience.  

 

Volunteering for us provides the opportunity for you to:

 

  • Volunteer in a flexible way that suits your lifestyle

  • Make a difference to your local community by enabling people to make informed decisions about their home and housing related issues

  • Develop essential skills to enhance your CV and improve employability

  • Receive regular supervisions and support together with access to on-going training

  • Inform decision making around volunteer opportunities and be involved in volunteer recruitment and training

  • Become a valued part of our friendly team, be involved in social meetings and activities and be offered free tea, coffee & often cake!

  • Reimbursement of travel expenses

 

What we need from you

 

We are looking for individuals who are:

  • Passionate about positively representing the organisation

  • Willing to undertake traning, attend volunteer meetings and supervisions

  • Committed to adhering to WE Care & Repair's policies surrounding safeguarding, professional boundaries, confidentiality, data protection and any policies that are highlighted as being necessary to carry out your voluntary role

  • Prepared to complete an application form and attend an informal interview

  • Happy to share two references and complete a DBS check if required depending on the voluntary role

 

We encourage applications from anyone, aged 18+, with a passion for making a difference.  We particularly welcome applications from people aged 50+, from BME communities and people with experience of having housing repairs, adaptations or moving.

Meet our volunteers

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"I enjoy volunteering with WE Care & Repair, love meeting different people, helping them with their queries, pointing them in the right direction and love knowing that the clients are satisfied.

 

I decided to become a volunteer after the prompt response I got from Care & Repair when my patio door lock got broken.

 

The work men were spot on, cheerful and hardworking.  Within 2 days my new patio door was in, I was very impressed!  When I was asked if I would like to become a volunteer I could not say no, although I was not sure how i would manage, but I have been volunteering with Care & Repair since"

Gloria

David

"Working as a volunteer with WE Care & Repair since early 2015 has ticked all the boxes for me.  It was at that time that I knew I would shortly be retiring, having worked for 40 plus years.  I was looking for something that would enable me to use some of the experience I had gained during my working life, and, if I am honest, also help with this period of transition.

 

It has been really great working closely with the other volunteers and the staff of WE Care & Repair.  Everyone is really open to new ideas - we all listen to one another.  And knowing that we will have helped to improve someone's life makes it all worthwhile"

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To find out more please visit our 'volunteer role page'

 

To find out more please visit our 'volunteer role page'