Warwickshire care home residents invite volunteers to join their club!

Table tennis is just one of the activities residents enjoy at Club Buddies at Castle Brook in Kenilworth and Drovers House in Rugby.

'Passionate' and 'fun-loving' volunteers are being invited along to WCS Care homes in Warwickshire as part of an exciting project that will help make every day well lived for residents.

The Kenilworth-based charity, England's only care home provider with six homes recognised as 'outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission, is looking for people who can offer their time to support and lead a range of new clubs that have just been launched called Club Buddies.

Whether it's sharing a passion for making delicious food, a love of film, an admiration for creativity, or if someone's just a fan of conversation and getting to know people, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved.

Initially, Club Buddies are available at Castle Brook in Kenilworth and Drovers House in Rugby, and include arts and crafts, baking and cooking, cinema, dominoes, poetry, and table tennis, with plans to make these clubs available at other homes shortly.

Jo Rose, Head of People at WCS Care, said: 'At WCS Care, we help people do what they've always done and provide opportunities to try something new - and Club Buddies was created to do just that.

'As a volunteer, you'll be led by the aspirations of residents who have a wide-variety of interests, which means you get to meet some fantastic like-minded people, learn new skills, and be able to give something back at the same time.

'We're looking for passionate, fun-loving, and creative people who can give as much time as they like - whether you just want to try it once, can offer a few days a year, or want to be a regular friendly face in the home, there are lots of opportunities to help make every day well lived for residents.'

WCS Care is running several volunteering recruitment days for people who are interested in getting involved. The next drop-in event is at Drovers House, Drover Close, Rugby, from 10am to 4pm on Wednesday 18th October 2017.

Another drop-in session will be held at Castle Brook, Common Lane, Kenilworth, on Friday 12th January 2018, from 10am to 4pm.

Jo added: 'Our volunteer recruitment days are a fantastic way to find out more about the opportunities available at WCS Care - people can simply drop in between 10am and 4pm or call me for an informal chat on 01926 864 242.'

Successful applicants will need to complete a short training programme before starting as a volunteer with WCS Care.

Club Buddies is just one of the ways WCS Care supports people to do what they've always done and to provide opportunities to try new things, and will run alongside existing activities such as Oomph! exercise classes, the Out and About minibus service, and side-by-side bikes-for-two.

To find out more about the volunteering opportunities available at WCS Care, visit our volunteering page.