Join our community

A wonderful community of volunteers help Together Co create connections that change lives. We welcome you to join us.

Everyone belongs at Together Co. By joining our team of volunteers you will make a positive difference by building connections in your community. We understand that life can be very busy, which is why we have designed our volunteering opportunities to flex around everyday life, whether you are looking to help out occasionally, more frequently, at home, or in the community. Volunteering with us will help you to build and share your skills and experience. It’s also a great way to meet new friends, or to introduce yours to new and exciting opportunities.

Gain new skills and knowledge

You don’t need any particular qualifications or experience to volunteer with us. In fact, volunteering is a great way of developing new skills that can boost your CV or of keeping your skills fresh. We’ll make sure you’ve got all the support and training you need, and answer any questions you might have along the way.

Transform someone’s life

It’s amazing the difference you can make to someone’s life simply by showing up for them. Whether it’s a weekly chat over a cup of tea with a neighbour or helping someone find local services that could support them, you’ll soon become that person who makes someone’s day or week a better one.

Do good, feel good

Giving your time freely to someone or something other than yourself is one of the most rewarding things you can do. You’ll meet people from different walks of life to your own and gain skills and experiences that you might not otherwise have. It’s a sure-fire route to feeling good.

Connect with your community

Being more connected to our community is good for us all. It widens our network of people and places we can call on when we need to and helps us feel part of something bigger than ourselves. Volunteering is a great way of tapping into the opportunities and potential that are there right on our doorstep.

Volunteering opportunities

Please specify during your application which role you are applying for.

If you have any questions about volunteering with us, please telephone 01273 775 888.

Two people having a friendly hug

Befriending Volunteer

There are so many people in our city who long for a little company and support from someone just like you. Give your time and you could change someone’s world.

A person smiling

Telephone Befriending Volunteer

We are seeking telephone befrienders for people who are experiencing social isolation. A friendly telephone call can make a big difference to someone who spends most of their time alone. 

Yvonne and Alex smiling together

Social Prescribing Volunteer

Connecting people with groups, activities and support in their community takes skill and time. As a Social Prescribing Volunteer, you will be a vital part of our team, acting as a link between people and all that is happening in their community.

Two people having a conversation

Connector Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers to give short-term support to enable the people who use our services to achieve a goal, giving them more confidence to engage with their interests. Giving your time could help connect someone with the outside world and their community. 

Amy, one of Together Co's volunteers, smiling

Befriending Mental Health Support Volunteer

We are specifically looking for volunteers to support people with mental health needs. A friendly visit or telephone call can make a big difference to someone who spends most of their time alone.
Two people smiling during a group exercise session

Social Group Volunteer

Help us meet and greet, serve refreshments and chat to our guests at our monthly social groups.

A friendly volunteer opening the car door

Volunteer Driver

If you have your own vehicle and some time to spare, we would love your help driving people to and from our social groups, so they can meet others and stay happy and healthy.

Volunteer minibus helper

Minibus Helper

Help our guests get on and off the minibus as they attend our monthly social groups.

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Services Monitoring Volunteer

Reach out to individuals engaged with our services via phone calls to gather valuable feedback. Your insights will directly contribute to enhancing the quality of our services and addressing any areas for improvement.

Volunteer recruitment process

We hope this explains the process you will go through to volunteer with Together Co. If you have any questions at any point in this process, please contact us on 01273 775 888.

  1. Complete the application form you can find at any of the links above.
  2. We will then contact you to check if you have any questions or concerns about the role/s you have selected.
  3. We will organise an informal interview with you, either in person or by telephone, or as an online call depending on your preference. Although we interview everyone, this is not a selective interview, but rather a means of establishing your needs, skills and interests so that we can better match you.
  4. We will take up two references from you. These can either be previous employers, or character references from people who have known you for more than 6 months. They should not be family members, or partners. If you are not able to provide two references get in touch with us so we can assess your situation.
  5. We will carry out an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Check (DBS) to establish if you have a criminal record. This is because we are supporting vulnerable people. Please note that a criminal record does not necessarily prevent someone from volunteering with Together Co — any final decision will be made in light of our policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders.
  6. To go through a DBS check, you will need to show a current passport (any nationality) AND a UK driving licence with your current address (provisional will do). Or if you do not have one or both these documents, you will have to show three other official documents. If you are not able to provide the necessary documents, we will assess your situation.
  7. You will attend an induction training session with all other new volunteers at our office in central Brighton, either in the morning or evening. We can also offer the training online if you are not able to get to the office. The training lasts 2.5 hours, and there will also be one hour of pre-training materials for you to read and watch in your own time and convenience.
  8. Finally, we ask you to provide a head shot so we can make a virtual ID card for you to use in your volunteering, and a brief description of yourself that we will share with anyone we potentially match you with, and to sign our Volunteer Agreement.
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