Volunteer and Community Service
The Volunteer and Community Service at Caritas in Nugent is responsible for training, supporting and coordinating the work of volunteers within Nugent and community groups throughout Merseyside.
Volunteers are vital to the smooth running of our charity. We have volunteers who have been involved with us for over 30 years, which is a testament to the dedicated commitment of our volunteers and the hard work they do for Nugent.
From trustees and campaigners to carers and fundraisers, we have people from all walks-of-life, contributing to the lives of others, giving up their time, bringing energy, dedication, passion and dignity to the work they do.
During 2017/18 our 150 + volunteers gave over 12400 hours to supporting our people, that’s the equivalent of over £97,000 in unpaid work!
Who are our volunteers?
Michael Healey recently starting volunteering at Epsom Street.
We had supported him and his son through the service and he wanted to give something back.
“I enjoy helping my community, seeing new and old faces and having a chance to chat. I’m glad to help out and the staff have been very caring and supportive”
Jackie Wall also volunteers at Epsom Street.
“I love helping others in my community, it has given me more confidence and it makes me feel good seeing new people coming in and getting the support they need.”
Bernice volunteers in our adult homes and said:
“I was really made to feel part of a good team and I would like to thank Nugent for their guidance and belief in me.‘
‘Volunteering gives me opportunities that I wouldn’t have had.”
Aa award winning team.
The Community Volunteer Awards have taken place every year and Nugent has been awarded Charity of the year for the last 3 years along with our amazing volunteers, who regularly get nominated for and win awards of recognition for their hard work.
Last year Theresa McPoland, John McCormick and Sam Williams received the Winners Awards, voted by the 800 Group organisations staff and service users, to name a few.
John McCormick also picked up the Volunteer of the Year Award for his 37 years service at the Bootle Group (social club for adults with learning disabilities). John stared by going along to meet and support people in a local community group and has been running the Thursday evening group for the past 32 years.
Join the team.
We are always in need of more volunteers and in particular we are looking for people to help support our Fundraising team.
This could include assisting with collections, bag packs, and supporting events as stewards or marshals.
We are currently have volunteering opportunities in our Charity Shop on Allerton Road. It is one of the most popular charity shops in the area, with a lot of regular customers and the team have sold over 40,000 items so far this year and raised over £90,000 for our community services.
Volunteers in the Charity Shop get in involved in all aspects, from sorting stock to taking payments, but most of all they are the face of Nugent for all of regular customers.
We are also looking for volunteer collection drivers, to take our van round Liverpool picking up donations for the shop.
If you think volunteering is for you and you have something to give, even if it’s just your time, we’d love to hear from you.
All our volunteers receive an induction and Safeguarding and Disability Awareness training with ongoing support from our Volunteer Co-ordinator.
if you are interested in getting involved please contact Colin Pryor or Emily Nolan, our Volunteer Coordinators.
Tel: 0151 261 2041 / 07909925594