Caraway Volunteer

Are you interested in volunteering with Caraway? So much of the work of the charity is reliant on the generously given time of volunteers, so we would really appreciate your support in this way.

How can I get involved as a volunteer? There are a number of different ways that you can get involved in volunteering for Caraway…

  • Perhaps you are a gifted listener and would like to join a team that visits local care homes?
  • Maybe you are a skilled baker or have a love of catering and would like to help serving food and drinks at one of our community events?
  • Become an Anna Chaplain or an assistant to one.
  • Or maybe you feel a deep sense of compassion for older people and would just like to find out more about the scope of the work of Caraway and experience different aspects of Older People’s Chaplaincy.
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We would so welcome hearing from you, and would be very happy to discuss with you options for volunteering. Please contact us here and we will aim to get back to you as soon as possible.

In the meantime, find out more about the different aspects of the work of Caraway:

Anna Chaplains

Anna Chaplains are available across Southampton to listen, to pray and to connect you with others in the community. Contact your local Anna Chaplain here if you’d like a visit or more information.

Anna Chaplains

Training and Resourcing

Regular training events are run for those working alongside older people, in church, community or care. Contact us if your group would like someone to come and talk further about Caraway.

Get Involved

Holiday at Home

Caraway has funding to run several of these wonderful community events across Southampton next year. They bring older people together over a day of fun and friendship; so pack your bags and get ready!

Holiday at Home

Vintage Adventure

We gather monthly to build a community that provides a safe and hospitable space to creatively explore the Christian faith, through story-telling, craft, and music, finishing with a simple lunch together.

Join In

Join In

Sign up to join us in this exciting work, receive our newsletter, send a donation or make a legacy. We would love to stay in contact with you and share relevant news from across Southampton.

Join In

Contact Us

If we can help you as an individual, or as a carer, group, or partner, we would love to hear from you. We also welcome your suggestions, as we continue to shape the future of Caraway.

Contact Us
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Caraway is a registered charity. Support us to resource our older community.

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Testimonials

…My name is Marion and I’m an Anna Chaplain. The role of an Anna Chaplain is to support the spiritual needs of older people and that’s why I took up the post because I think it’s a vital thing to do. In many communities older people are marginalised, resources are quite rightly spent on children and young people and the older people can be a bit left out. I think it is absolutely vital that we are an inclusive community, that we care for everyone and if we don’t we come to lose because older people are such a rich resource of wisdom, of life experience so if we don’t take notice of them, we are missing out on so much ourselves.

Marion Hitchings (Anna Chaplain)
Testimonials

Why is it worth churches putting on events like Vintage Adventure? …Well, I think we all know that growing old is hard these days, I’ve learnt that myself in the last few years and I think Vintage Adventure has been arranged and planned in a wonderful way to help us. I think it’s lovely to come here into this lovely environment at a church and to see it all set up so beautifully for us, that’s a pleasure , but also of course, the company we come to and the welcome we get, that’s lovely.  Then there’s a subject, a theme and that is usually something to make us think, not just entertain us and that is really good for us. Then there’s the spiritual which is very clear, but very gentle and I believe we all need that, whatever our past experience, whatever we believe . That is such a lovely encouragement and strength for us. I think what they are doing here is really wonderful.

Felicity