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Early Response Volunteers


Could you join our team of Early Responders, listening to carers who register with us to find out what support they need. 
Find out more on Monday 28th January 2019 1.30 -3pm in Bedford?

Your help in working out what help they need, using our assessment method, will assist us to identify those carers in most need and those who can benefit from our groups, training and other programmes.

This volunteer role is ideal for anyone who has a background in telephone support or information, advice or guidance. We are looking for a half day commitment a week or a fortnight so that we can build up a rota of reliable and trained volunteers, supported by our Client Response Coordinator. We supply training to help you learn about the organisation and this service and to meet other members of the Early Responder team.

This is an ideal role for anyone who;

  • Has experience of giving telephone support, or has a background in giving information, advice or guidance 
  • Can give half a day a week or fortnight to make a difference in our community
  • Would like to join in our small, friendly Bedford Office based team
  • Would like to learn from our training or is looking to gain experience

Would you be interested in joining the team?

For more information, contact Lisa on 0300 111 1919 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jewels also provides telephone support as a volunteer and says "I first got involved to keep my skills up as my background is in help and advice. I also find it’s good for my own emotional wellbeing. I get a buzz from putting the pieces of the jigsaw together for people – unless someone tells you what is out there, it can be hard to find the right advice and support"

Marion joined the team in July and said “The training was thorough, interesting and fun. I’m now meeting and working with a great bunch of people who are always happy to help if you’re not sure about anything. I felt the time was right to give something back and in doing so, it has given me the motivation and strength to step out of my comfort zone. Becoming a volunteer has improved my self-confidence, and allowed me to be part of the valuable team that helped me when I was a carer”