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Volunteering 2

Information for Volunteers

Expenses - will I be paid for using my car?

Yes, RCS pays a contribution currently of 38p 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

Role of the Volunteer (pdf download)


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