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This opportunity is based in Scarborough which is quite far from Coventry!
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Volunteering Matters

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We bring people together to overcome society's most complex issues, building stronger communities through the power of volunteering.

Full-Time Volunteer (Gap Year/Placement)

This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

6-12 month full-time placement opportunities in the UK in Social Care settings. Accommodation and subsistence provided. Opportunities include supporting adults or children with disabilities, mentoring young people or helping people who are homeless. Relevant training and support provided.
  • Our volunteers are continuing to support their communities across England, Scotland and Wales during COVID-19
  • Training is continuing online, with new online mentoring and befriending roles available

Hours per week


Hours details

Timetable will vary according to the project where the volunteer is placed

Training available

Relevant training provided - details will vary according to the needs of the project


Various locations nationwide

DBS required?


Benefits to self

Volunteering Matters provides excellent workplace experience to enhance CVs and enable volunteers to demonstrate to future employers the soft skills and workplace skills they have acquired. It would be particularly relevant experience for people considering a career in social work or health care

Benefits to others

It enables people with disabilities to live their lives more independently and often in their own home, provides practical help and support and helps to reduce social isolation.

Transport details

Own transport not required. Travel expenses are reimbursed

Time commitment

6-12 months on a full time basis


Project Supervisor on hand to provide day to day support and arrange training. Volunteer Manager based at local Volunteering Matters Office also providing support. Buddying scheme with current local volunteers. Social activities arranged with other Volunteering Matters volunteers


Free accommodation plus £40 p/wk to buy food (unless meals provided) plus £35 p/wk towards day to day expenses
  • ProfessionsHealth, Online Volunteering
  • Crisis & PovertyHomeless
  • Health & Social CareLearning disability, Mental Health
  • People & CommunitiesChildren, Elderly, Families, Men, Women, Young People
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