Volunteering is a great way for anyone including carers to meet new people and learn new skills.
Some carers volunteer when their caring role has ended and they are looking for a new challenge.
Other carers volunteer alongside their caring role to help them keep their skills up to date or simply because they feel passionate about the volunteering that they do. Volunteering can give carers a break from caring and the chance to get out and about.
Volunteering can also give you a chance to gain valuable experience that may help you when you apply for a job or further study.
Contact your local carer service to see if they have an volunteering opportunities or visit the Do it website to see what is available in your area.
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There may be volunteering opportunities available in Carers Trust offices in London, Rugby, Cardiff or Glasgow.