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Information for Volunteers

Coronavirus - Guidance for volunteers

We have been asked by some of our volunteers for guidance on visiting while there is a risk of coronavirus.  Please find below a link to our guidance as at 9th March 2020.  We will keep this updated.

Coronavirus - guidelines .pdf (335.6KB)

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Expenses - will I be paid for using my car?

Yes, RCS pays a contribution currently of 40p a mile towards your car travel, bus expenses are also paid.

Training - Do you offer any training?

Yes, we have at least 2 training sessions a year, together with a rolling programme of induction for all our new volunteers.

Social Events - Is there a chance to meet other volunteers?

Yes, as well as training sessions we have 2 annual social events for volunteers, one in the summer and one at Christmas time, where you will have the opportunity to meet other volunteers.

Contact - What do I do if I have a problem?

The staff are in regular contact with volunteers and the families they visit. However, if the volunteer has a problem or concern then they can contact a member of staff anytime to chat over any concerns they may have.

Insurance - Am I covered by any insurance?

Yes, you are covered by Ryedale Carers Support Employers Liability Insurance when volunteering with us. We recommend that you inform your car insurance that you will be using your car for volunteering and we have a standard form that you can give to your insurance company to notify them.


If you would like to talk through the possibilities of becoming a volunteer please contact Ryedale Carers Support on 01751 432288 or email us at

USEFUL INFORMATION (pdf downloads)


List of Things to do and places to take people.pdf (42.2KB)

Notes from Peer Support Meeting Tuesday 17th September .pdf (52.6KB)

Notes from Peer Support Meeting Tuesday 26th September .pdf (55.5KB)

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