Every single person who volunteers for Carers Support Merton is making a real difference at the heart of our community. It's thanks to the support of our amazing volunteers that we’ve been able to launch two important projects this year that address some of the inequalities faced by Carers and Young Carers in Merton: a mentoring scheme for Young Carers and a digital skills project to get more Carers online.  Head over to our blog page to meet Nada, our Digital Skills project coordinator and learn why we need to pay attention to digital exclusion and how you can volunteer to help a Merton Carer get online.

As well as helping others, volunteering has been shown to improve volunteers' wellbeing too. It’s human nature to feel good after helping someone out. Volunteering can also help you gain valuable new skills and experiences and boost your confidence.

19.4 million people can’t be wrong!

If you are still wondering whether volunteering is right for you, check out some of these facts:

And hear what our volunteers have to say:

I decided to volunteer as a digital champion because I recognise the digital world can be confusing and challenging, and I want to help make it more accessible for everyone - especially carers - so that they feel more confident to use and explore technology. Alice, Digital Champion

Our volunteers come from all walks of life and at every stage of life. They have a huge variety of life skills and experience to share, but they also learn new skills and make new discoveries about themselves and the world.

I went in with the desire to make the mentees lives easier and become a distant big brother, but the experience has been even more than that; I’m often finding myself learning new things about the world through a child’s eyes. Volunteer Mentor

To volunteer as a Digital Champion contact [email protected] or [email protected]

To mentor a Young Carer in Merton, contact [email protected]

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