We need your help

Help someone in need of support, or work directly with us to get Equal Care fully up and running.

Gifting time

Contributing your time is important work and has extremely valuable results for those benefiting from your efforts. Our co-operative recognises this in membership eligibility. After a probation period, you can join Equal Care Co-op as a Worker Member, with the same voting rights as paid workers.


We give you support to carry out any volunteering role with us (relevant training, a proper welcome, a Link person responsible for your sense of wellbeing, belonging and progress). This includes highly flexible agreements to shape the time you give around and amongst your life and your health.


We'll be developing this page over the course of the next few months but if you have any questions please ask in the Gift your time form accessed above. 


Volunteer roles 

Peer Mentor

Role Aim

To listen, support and encourage somebody experiencing similar life circumstances and challenges, using your own experiences and life learning for the benefit of others.


Role Domain

Care and support, one-to-one or group work.


Role Activities

Meeting up with people at mutually agreeable times, tea-drinking, listening with kindness, compassion and curiosity. Remembering birthdays!

Admin Extraordinaire

Role Aim

Keep the Equal Care Co-op office in a functioning state of being. Make sure information is well-ordered and accessible to members.


Role Domain

Documentation, Equal Care websites and information storage, receipts and records, calendar, email and other communication tools we use. 


Role Activities

Tracking actions, meetings, bookkeeping, writing and developing our documentation (policies, how-tos).

Content Writer

Role Aim

Help Equal Care produce accessible, interesting(!) content for people who want to know about us, for members, workers and people supported by us.


Role Domain

Website, printed materials, blog, twitter, facebook.


Role Activities

Researching and investigating the co-operatives areas of interest (platforms, social care, technology, local decision-making, asset-based approaches, alternative currencies and so forth), writing blog posts and web content, facebook and twitter posts.

Advisor / Specialist

Role Aim

To be a constructive, curious and honest friend to eccoo, helping the co-operative achieve its aims and sharing your expertise, networks and advice to advance us on our journey.


Role Domain

Varies, defined by area of expertise and interaction with other circles. You are a specialist in your particular field so your area of support may cover any aspect of the co-operative's work.


Role Activities

May include mentoring co-operative members, running workshops and training, producing or reviewing key organisation materials, brokering introductions to helpful organisations or individuals, facilitating work with particular client groups, financial review, financial support, championing the co-operative amongst your own networks.

Doer

Role Aim

To 'muck in' and lend a hand wherever it's needed.


Role Domain

Anything and everything!


Role Activities

Highly variable, anything from office-related work to organising and planning events to supporting people on specific projects.

Accessible Content Creator

Role Aim

Make sure all Equal Care's content is fully accessible.


Role Domain

Websites, written documents, audio-visual recording, accessibility auditing tools. Illustrations.


Role Activities

Record content into audio and video, produce Easy Read versions of documents, improve and review accessibility with people who have diverse ways of interpreting information. If you're arty, it will also involve drawing and painting.