Saturday, 7 January 2017

Volunteer Handypersons Wanted

Manchester Care and Repair works with and provides services to older people to help them to continue living independently in their own homes.

They have volunteers involved in their work in many different ways, however they currently have opportunities for the role of Volunteer Handyperson. The volunteer handyperson will assist the employed Handyperson Home Safety Operative (HHSO) Team in delivering a range of Handyperson services in an agreed area of Manchester.

The volunteer handy person will complete tasks such as small DIY jobs:

    fitting of safety equipment e.g. grab-rails, stair rails
    fitting of security equipment e.g. locks, spy-holes
    other joinery works
    minor plumbing works – dripping taps, toilet cisterns
    general D.I.Y tasks e.g. curtain rails


Care and Repair provide a full induction program which includes the opportunity to work alongside experienced operatives prior to working alone.

This role would suit someone who has evident DIY or trades skills.

Working as a volunteer handyperson you are directly helping older people and are a part of a respected local service.

This is an opportunity to use your DIY skills developed through either work or hobbies.

To assist you in this role you'll be provided with personal protective equipment (PPE) and reimbursed for your out-of-pocket expenses e.g. travel expenses at .45p per mile, Lunch expenses up to a maximum of £3 per day.  You will be required to provide your own tools and have access to a suitable vehicle which is insured for business.

Volunteers for this role will require a CRB check

A full role description can be found on the Care and Repair website.

If you want to find out more contact: Brian Armstrong – Senior Handyperson.

Tel: 0161 872 5500. Email barmstrong@careandrepair-manchester.org.uk

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