Angus Carers Centre would be very limited if we did not have the support and commitment of volunteers. Over 40 people give their time in a variety of ways. There are lots of reasons to volunteer, to gain new skills or add to existing ones, to give something back or to meet new people. All enjoy it and however little time you have - even two hours a month - you could volunteer and help to make a difference, to not only the life of a carer but your own. Volunteers are ordinary people just like you.
Interested? We welcome you to stop by the centre or contact us anytime to get further information.
This service is greatly appreciated by carers. A volunteer will offer a couple of hours on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis to sit with the person who needs care allowing the carer to go out and have some time to themselves knowing that the person they care for is safely looked after. One carer said, "I try to never miss my time with F as it is so rewarding. We are, I feel, a good match and both enjoy each others company"
Young Carers (8-18 years) need transport in order to attend the support groups and activities organised to give them support and time off. This could not be done without volunteer drivers.
Volunteers help on a monthly or occasional basis in the office. As well as helping to man the phones they assist with making up information packs and many other tasks.
The more carers registered with us the more we rely on our valuable volunteers to help both with sending out our newsletter but also with many other large mailings.
Some volunteers enjoy helping us to raise funds through a variety of events and activities. Funds raised help us to provide activities and support for carers.
Some carers volunteer using particular expertise. It could be from craftwork to hill walking, from IT skills to relaxation techniques.
The Board of Directors are all volunteers who bring various expertise or experience of caring.
Tel. 01241 439157
Fax. 01241 876903