Join our Lovely Welcome Home Volunteer Team

Welcome Home Volunteers

Want to Make a Difference to People in Your Community?

Why not Become a Welcome Home Volunteer?

How does it work?

Welcome Home provides trained volunteers to assist people who have just left or about to leave hospital and need a little bit of extra support.

Being a Welcome Home volunteer is a flexible way to volunteer and can fit around your current commitments, whilst supporting your local community.

Frequently Asked Questions
What would I be asked to do?

As a Welcome Home Volunteer you will be asked to visit a person in their own home, after they are discharged from hospital to undertake an initial check and refer them on appropriately. You could be helping anyone in your community.

What do these visits involve?

The tasks vary according to the individual’s needs, but will include; a home visit, identifying individual needs and potential risks, completing a basic checklist to return to Volunteer Cornwall, and other general help, as appropriate.  As a part of your visit you may be asked to assist by making phone calls to other services or for example their GP.  This includes referring to the British Red Cross for a volunteer independent visitor.

How much time do I need to commit?

The volunteering is designed to fit around your current commitments with flexible times and hours. We would prefer a commitment of a minimum of 2 hours a month or 2 visits - but can be much more. The time is up to you.

Is the volunteering only during the working week?

No. Welcome Home continues during the weekend and bank holidays if you are available and wish to volunteer at these times.

Do I get any training for this?

We will provide you with bespoke training for the role and you will need to undergo a DBS check as part of your enrolment.

How do I find out more, or enrol?

Call 01872 266988, email mid@volunteercornwall.org.uk or complete an enquiry form.