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Volunteering Opportunities

Our residents thoroughly enjoy meeting and interacting with a range of people living in their local community. Our team of volunteers complement and enhance the professional services provided by our team members.

We fully recognise the energy and enthusiasm of our volunteers and value the contribution they make throughout our family of homes. Many of our volunteers find their vocation whilst with us and go on to work in the care sector in a full-time or part-time capacity; a real testament to the positive experience they have had as a volunteer at Hallmark Care Homes.

Our 120+ volunteers are equipped with a broad range of skills, knowledge and experience. They often have a generous quantity of time to offer and come from within the community which helps them connect with the residents, families and team members. We personally engage with each person volunteering their time to identify where they could best contribute and make a difference. Every volunteer receives training and support to ensure they have a great experience and, where appropriate, increase their employability.

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Arts & Crafts

Supporting our residents to express their creative side.

Arts & Crafts

Social Leader

Get the chance to run social groups with residents.

Befriender

Gardener

Work with residents and team members to maintain our outside space and make it a haven for residents.

Gardener

Gentlemen’s club

Organise regular events for our gentlemen residents including games and discussion groups.

Gentlemen’s Club

Musical Entertainment

Enable residents to continue their love of music.

Musical Entertainment

Reading and Poetry

Support residents with writing short stories and poetry and reviewing books.

Reading and Poetry

Benefits of volunteering

What support will we give you?

We will provide all training you need to feel confident in the role. The team will be available to give guidance and advice.

What benefits do you gain?

  • Opportunity to build self-confidence and life skills
  • Boost your career options
  • Participation in our certified training and development programme
  • New experience and meeting a diverse range of people
  • Free DBS Disclosure
  • Enriching our residents’ day to day experiences
  • Making a difference in your local community
  • Sharing life stories
  • Increase your circle of friends and social activities
  • Opportunity to gain experience to apply for a full time role

We offer a light lunch, polo shirts and reasonable travel expenses.

You can easily search for current volunteering roles and we can support you through the next steps to joining our well established team of volunteers.

Testimonials

Ever thought of gaining experience through volunteering? Listen to Charlotte’s experience of volunteering with us.

“Volunteering at Shire Hall with the lifestyle team is very rewarding I truly enjoy spending time reminiscing with our residents and supporting them with their activities, especially occasions like absent friend. From day one I felt welcomed and part of a friendly team. I have always wanted to volunteer so after retirement I knew now I had the time to make a difference and believe I do so thank you Shire Hall, for giving me the opportunity”

Denise Bridgeman, Volunteer, Shire Hall Care Home

Work experience and citizenship programmes

These placements offer the younger generation opportunities to engage with our elderly residents in their local community. You will learn from our professional care teams and expand your skills, talents and potential, taking with you experiences that will greatly support education and future careers. Please contact our Volunteer Co-ordinator to enquire about opportunities available in your locality.