Volunteering opportunities

Whether you are looking for experience or want to help in your community, volunteering at Vivo is a great way to meet new people and make a difference to people’s lives.

We have a number of opportunities to work in a rewarding and friendly environment where you skills and dedication will be appreciated.

Volunteering at Curzon House

  • Location: Saltney, Chester
  • Hours: 2-10 hours per week with the option to work any day of the week
  • Activities: befriending and supporting elderly residents with dementia to provide them with company and accompany them on activities, such as going to nearby a church on a Sunday, taking a trip to the local shops, social activities or gardening.

Volunteering as a handyperson or gardener

  • Location: Various learning disability day services across Chester, Ellesmere Port, Neston and Northwich
  • Hours: 2-10 hours per week with the option to work five out of seven days of the week
  • Activities: maintaining sections of the garden, carrying out activities with those using learning disability services to enjoy the experience of the garden area, and make things for the garden and outdoor area.

Volunteering at Northwich day services at Firdale

  • Location Firdale, Northwich
  • Hours: Negotiable in line with what the service needs with the option to work any day of the week
  • Activities: Driving the bus or people carrier to take those using services to community activities.

Volunteering at Northwich day services at Gladstone Social Club

  • Location: Gladstone Social Club, Northwich
  • Hours: Thursday from 9.30am to 3.30pm
  • Activities: Help with running activities, such as bingo, as well as making drinks for those using services.

Volunteering at craft or singing sessions

  • Location: Winsford, Northwich, Ellesmere Port and Chester
  • Hours: 2-10 hours per week ideally at weekends or evenings
  • Activities: Running a social group for those using services at the weekend or evening. This could be craft-based, singing groups and so on.

Volunteering at day services for older people

  • Location: Abbots Wood in Chester, Coronation Centre in Ellesmere Port and Davenham Day Centre in Northwich
  • Hours: 2-10 hours per week with the option to work any day of the week
  • Activities: befriending and supporting elderly people attending day services. Help with running activities – for example, flower arranging, painting and drawing, crafts, baking and cooking – providing musical entertainment, leading sing-a-longs and so on.

For more information about any of the volunteering opportunities, contact Caroline Roche.