Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre

3-5 Frederick Street




Role and Opportunity Details (to apply for this role you much be 18+)

Companionship Volunteers

Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre’s Carers Companion Service aims to enable a carer to take a well-earned break by providing support and companionship to their loved one.

We are looking for volunteers with good communication and listening skills who can regularly commit to a couple of hours a week to offer support.

An understanding of issues experienced by unpaid carers would be beneficial.

Could you spare some of your time to offer this support and a listening ear?


Specific Skills Required

  • Compassionate.
  • Caring Nature.
  • Empathetic.
  • Respectful.
  • Patient.
  • Effective Communicator.
  • Positive and enthusiastic.
  • Enjoys the company of others in a 1:1 scenario.


Benefits of Volunteering with this organisation

  • Being a companion for a cared for individual is very rewarding, from feeling fulfilled and satisfied that your support and time is making a positive difference to allow carers respite from their caring roles.
  • Enhancing yours and the carer’s social connections to reduce loneliness and isolation.
  • Developing your skills, knowledge and experience within a carer orientated charity that supports your career and personal development progression.
  • Feeling part of a team and community that supports your physical, emotional and mental wellbeing.
  • Recognition and celebration for your commitment and hard work.
  • Expenses will be provided.


Level of commitment required 

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity


Date(s) / Time(s) Required

2 – 3 hours a week, Monday – Friday, 9 am to 4.30 pm.


Volunteer Opportunity Number

VO10363 (please make a note of this ‘VO’ number if applying for this role).