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    Hi everyone

    I have done a few school volunteering here and there and I really enjoyed working with children. I'm interested in volunteering in a care home or even better get a weekend job. As someone who has no experience with care home I would like some advice to approaching this sort of field. How difficult is it to find any volunteering jobs?
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    Care homes are always looking for volunteers and need all the help they can get! Just ring around some in your local area and I am sure you will find something. That's so lovely that you want to give your time to helping out, you can also find a lot of care home jobs on job sites such as reed so try there!
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    (Original post by Zoeannmcmillan)
    Care homes are always looking for volunteers and need all the help they can get! Just ring around some in your local area and I am sure you will find something. That's so lovely that you want to give your time to helping out, you can also find a lot of care home jobs on job sites such as reed so try there!
    Thanks for the info! I will definitely look up for some local ones. I like getting paid (as anyone else) but I think for me this is more of a volunteer thing.
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    Good luck! I hope you find something
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    From my experience of having a family member moved across many care homes over the years, I can say that they are almost always understaffed and would greatly appreciate any volunteers. Good luck.
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    I found actually going into the care home and speaking to the manager, I did this , she interviewed me then and there and told me I could start as soon as my DBS got back (it's a lot harder to ignore or say no to someone's face than on the phone. It's great you want to do it, I would defiantly recommend it, you'll have some funny/difficult experiences that make volunteering worth it!
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    Thank you all for the advice. I have free time now to look around.
 
 
 
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