Volunteer for Reach Out

Do you have spare time to help a person recently discharged from hospital?

While many people are happy to return home after being discharged from hospital, many also feel anxious and frightened, the kinds of tasks that volunteers may take on include shopping, helping with paperwork and household jobs, or even just having a cup of tea and a chat.

The project allows people to volunteer flexibly, to fit in with their other commitments.

Simply enter your postcode onto the Ami website and you can see how many people in your area might need someone to say hello. You won’t be able to see anything about their identity or address as nothing is more important to us than keeping our clients safe and protected. So, you’ll just see some fictional initials which allow us to let you know they are there.
To volunteer, you’ll need to register with us at Reach Out and complete all the usual checks so that we can get you started.
You do this through the Ami portal, clicking on the top right register button of the web page. It will take you to a sign up portal where you'll need to provide the following:

• Name
• Email address
• Home address
• Phone number
• Availability
• Extra information the client should know e.g. that you are allergic to dogs

Once the sign up is complete, you will receive an email from Ami to activate your account. We will then be in touch with you to take you through the volunteer recruitment process.

Benefits of Volunteering

• Support your community
• Meet people from other backgrounds and age ranges
• Feel great about helping someone else
• Do something different
• Give back
• Be part of an exciting new project
• Play your part in helping beat social isolation
Please Note:
• All recruited volunteers will be interviewed, two references will be sought and they may need a DBS check.
• All volunteers will be asked to sign a Volunteer Agreement and to adhere to the Reach Out volunteer policy and all Reach Out volunteer statements.
• All volunteers will need to attend an induction meeting.