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Do Something Good & Make a Difference – Volunteering in Salisbury

Care Home Volunteers are looking for caring and friendly volunteers to join our team supporting older people in local care homes. We would love to hear from people who might be interested in a new exciting volunteering opportunity. No previous experience is required – training and ongoing support will be provided on a regular basis.…
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How Virtual Reality is Taking Dementia Patients Back to the Future

  The Wayback project recreates coronation day in 1953 on 3D film using actors, period costumes and props, right down to fish-paste sandwiches. The effect is to bring back vivid memories for those struggling with the present. This is such an amazing project – click here to find out more about this inspirational project and…
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Our New Look Website

Welcome to our brand new Care Home Volunteers website – designed to provide you with the most up to date information and news regarding volunteers in the care home sector. Whether you’re a volunteer who can spare a few hours a week or a local care home looking to start or expand your volunteer roles…
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Make a difference in 2 minutes – Voting for the AVIVA Community Fund is now open!

Care Home Volunteers has the chance of winning up to a £5,000 award from the AVIVA Community Fund, but we need your help to vote for us… We have applied for an AVIVA Community Grant for up to £5,000 and we’re through to the public voting round. We need as many votes as possible to…
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Volunteer Training Session

Volunteer Training ….. A massive thanks to Elizabeth Bartlett who facilitated our volunteer dementia training session at Cepen Lodge in Chippenham on the 10th October. Elizabeth is a gifted trainer, and we are so grateful to have been able to benefit from her knowledge and expertise. Our current volunteers Nick, Chris, Vicky, Jackie, Emma were…
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Do you want to join an exciting new charity to make a difference to the lives of older people?

We are looking for a Chippenham-based Volunteer Manager/Trainer to join our growing team Care Home Volunteers befriend residents in care homes for older people to bring enjoyment of life and relieve loneliness and isolation. In Chippenham we have a thriving team of volunteers making a difference to the quality of life of older people in local care…
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Introducing our New Volunteer Coordinator

We are delighted to welcome Kate Brooks to our Care Home Volunteer team as our Volunteer Coordinator in Salisbury. Kate joins us as the process of engaging with new volunteers and continuing with the great support provided to our current volunteers, is picking up pace. Kate is passionate about the unique role volunteers can play…
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‘It’s like being reborn’: inside the care home opening its doors to toddlers

Who says the young and the older generation have nothing in common! Intergenerational activity is so important and has great benefits for all involved. Isn’t it fantastic? It’s the highlight of my week” says 89-year-old Fay Garcia, while bouncing baby Sasha on her knee. “It’s like being reborn.”   Read more here. 

In the Press

Read about us in this special supplement of Wiltshire Life! http://flickread.com/edition/PensordFreeLibrary/595fa6ec21cd2/   As well as new volunteers, we always appreciate other help with our work, including donations, professional help and local assistance with publicity and support. If you think you might be able to help us in this way, please contact Norman, our Chair, on…
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Salisbury Volunteers

Salisbury Volunteering

In Salisbury (our first centre), our volunteers continue their work with local care homes. They are keen to improve their understanding of the needs of residents in care homes, and the potential for improving their lives. They regularly meet together with our volunteer coordinator. We will shortly be providing further dementia training for them.