Volunteering is an important part of what we do at Carers Matter Norfolk. The skills and time provided by our volunteers help us to provide a range of important and valued services and support to unpaid carers.

Volunteering with us is rewarding. You know you are making a difference in your community, meeting new people, and using and developing your skills. Whether you are a carer, former carer or have a different background there are various ways you may want to be involved:

  • Helping and supporting carers to attend groups and activities (including helping carers taking their first steps in joining a group and settling in).
  • Assisting with digital inclusion – helping carers get online and use digital technologies that help for them.
  • Befriending carers, and helping them increase their independence

We offer a mixture of face-to-face contact and non-contact roles which offer flexibility to both the volunteer and the people they are supporting.

If you have skills that are not linked to one of the roles listed, and you feel you have something to offer us as a volunteer, please do get in touch, we would love to hear from you.

If you would like to volunteer please read our Volunteer Agreement [Word, 101kB] and you can fill in the form that is available by clicking here. Or to find out more, or discuss your skills or options can email CMNvolunteering@voluntarynorfolk.org.uk

More about volunteering with Carers Matter Norfolk

On-going training and support will be given. Reasonable expenses are paid. DBS checks will be required for some roles.

Julie’s story

Once I retired, I knew I wanted to do something within the community on a voluntary basis. The question of course, was what. I have an IT background and wanted to keep these skills up and so being a Digital Inclusion Volunteer seemed the obvious choice.

I enjoy this role because it is important. You can help someone out of digital isolation: help them chat to their family and friends; access internet shopping, support groups, medical services and so on. Carers are remarkable people and it’s great to be able to help them.

My circumstances are such that remote volunteering is the only way I can help support my community through this pandemic, so I feel lucky to have found such a rewarding role.

Julie, Digital Inclusion Volunteer