Voluntary Roles

Do you want to do something rewarding and help our organisation?

Voluntary Roles

We are always seeking volunteers.


We have a board of trustees who seek to ensure the best interest of the organisation overall. They oversee and make sure quality and governance is maintained.

Our board consists of a group of people from a wide skill set working in a wide variety of fields including: charity work, finance, consultancy, housing and much more.

We are currently seeking additional trustees to join our board.

We would welcome enquiries from people with relevant experience, skills or knowledge in the following areas:

  • Marketing and PR.
  • Social care and a commitment to high quality person centred services.
  • Developing services in the voluntary sector.

The board meets four times a year. Trustees are provided with an induction and regular training. They are also welcome at our carers meetings and social events.

The role is voluntary, but travel expenses are reimbursed. The usual term of office is three years.

Current Trustee Vacancies

Trustee Vacancy (Treasurer)

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Approval panel members

We have a panel of independent volunteers who conduct the vital role of assessing all new carers joining our scheme. They have relevant skills in social care, charity and the wider care sector.

We are looking for panel members in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset to help with this rewarding role. We  have a panel in each county made up of volunteers who are independent from the organisation. They have relevant skills, knowledge, experience and an interest in social care.

If you are a SLSW Carer you are unable to join our Approval Panel.

About the role

The role of the panel is to consider the assessments for all people wishing to become carers. The aim of the panel process is to ensure that our selection of carers is fair and transparent. We have a pool of panel members who on average attend three meetings a year. These last up to four hours.


  • Read detailed assessment documents, this takes 60-90 minutes prior to the meeting.
  • Interview potential carers as part of a three-person panel.
  • They recommend on whether the carer is appointed.

The role is voluntary, but travel expenses are reimbursed. Training and regular updates are given. They can attend carer meeting and social events.

To find out more please contact us on 01626 360170 or contact us form.

“It’s good to be able to get on with things ourselves, but it’s also good to know there’s someone there to talk to for backup, advice and support, when we need it.”