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Your time, skills and experience can help us make sure no one has to care alone

We have a dedicated team of volunteers working across the UK to raise awareness of caring and Carers UK, campaign for improved carers’ rights, fundraise for our work and connect carers with the information and support they need. 

As a volunteer, we will support you to use your skills to help make life better for carers. Along the way you’ll also develop new skills and make new friends.  

This short video features some of our inspiring volunteers talking about what they get out of volunteering with Carers UK. 

 

 

Whether you’ve only a few hours to spare or can make a longer commitment, there will be a valuable part for you to play. Click on the links below to find out more and apply or contact us at volunteering@carersuk.org 

To find out more and apply for our volunteering roles, click on ‘Learn more

Please note that all of our volunteering opportunities are based in the UK and you must be a UK resident to volunteer with us. Unfortunately we are unable to sponsor visa applications but are grateful for your interest in supporting Carers UK.

 

Spread the word in your community

As a Community Connector, you’ll help connect carers to valuable support and information by distributing Carers UK materials – such as leaflets and posters – within your community. 

Be a voice for carers in the workplace

As a Workplace Champion you are the vital link between Carers UK and your colleagues. You’ll spread the word about caring and raise awareness in your workplace.

Create a buzz on social media

As an Online Awareness Raiser, you’ll help spread the message of Carers UK and signpost carers to valuable information by posting on

Use your experience to make a difference

As an Insight Volunteer, you’ll help influence campaigns, services and resources to provide the best possible support for carers. 

Make an impact in your community

Being a Community Fundraising Volunteer is a fantastic way to connect with your local community and make new friends while raising money to support Carers UK’s work. 

Take on a new challenge

As an Events Volunteer, you'll help out at challenge and promotional events at Carers UK, ensuring that all events are a success, fun and run smoothly.

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