Care and Support Vounteers in Hounslow (Volunteering Matters)


Volunteering Matters (formerly CSV) recruits and matches volunteers with individuals and organisations that need assistance with the aim of benefiting both parties. Volunteer placements can be part-time for a few hours a week over a short period of time or up to full-time for a year. Volunteering Matters works with volunteers of all ages and opportunities vary widely. 

Some examples include:

Older people – we work with volunteer retirees who escort elderly or disabled people to medical appointments.

Young people – volunteers aged between 10 and 25 work with befriending schemes, assist disabled people or people with learning disabilities. Through volunteering, young people not only give back to their communities but enhance their life skills and future employability.

Disabled people – we work in partnership with local organisations and businesses to help disabled people actively volunteer and contribute to their community. We offer support placements in many different work environments such as retail, gardening, and hospitals.

Families - volunteers support vulnerable children and families through difficult stages of their lives. Volunteers are trained and supported to mentor young people leaving care, befriend children with challenging behaviour and support the families of children with life-limiting illnesses. 

Full-time volunteering

Volunteers - is an opportunity for people aged between 18 and 35 to undertake the challenge of living away from home for 6 – 12 months while taking part in a worthwhile programme supporting people and communities across the UK. Full-time volunteers work with individuals, organisations or projects and often go on to pursue a career in health and social care, nursing, medicine or social work. Accommodation is provided, subsistence and some expenses are paid. Further details on full-time volunteering may be found here

Beneficiaries – as an organisation, project or individual Volunteering Matters can recruit, place and support a volunteer to work with you for up to a year. Further details on how we can match you with a volunteer may be found here

Individuals looking for care and support volunteers

As an individual with a disability with care and support needs, working with a volunteer may not seem an obvious choice, but we have placed many volunteers in care and support roles with very positive outcomes. You will find testimonials and further information on our Choices programme here

To find out more

To find out about becoming a volunteer or being matched with a volunteer, please visit the Volunteering Matters website or email us using the contact form.

Service Details

Volunteering matters
Service Type:
Support at Home
Services For:
  • Older people
  • People with autism spectrum needs
  • People with dementia
  • People with learning disabilities
  • People with long-term conditions
  • People with mental health needs
  • People with physical disabilities
  • People with sensory disabilities
  • Young adults

This page was last updated on 21 April 2019

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This page was last updated on 21 April 2019

Contact Details

020 3780 5870