Support Us

At Carers Trust Thames, we are always interested in hearing from you when would like to offer your skills to support your charity.

Office Volunteers

Our staff are keen to hear from those who could help with general administration in our busy offices for half a day a week or more. Tasks would involve:

  • Filing
  • Photocopying
  • Data Entry
  • Archiving
  • Typing 
  • Ad Hoc Projects Suitable for Your Skills

Volunteering with us can help you build your confidence, increase your skills, and ensure that you have up-to-date work experience on your CV. You can also earn time credits for each hour that you volunteer, if you live in Buckinghamshire.

Music Session Volunteers

Do you enjoy music and also talking to new people? This is to support a project we are hoping to restart, which involves providing a singing group for people with mild dementia or memory problems and their carers. You will need to be confident in rattling off old songs and have a positive and cheery attitude. A professional care support worker will lead the group. We’re looking for someone ideally who can play the keyboard! As well as earning time credits, you can enjoy a good old sing-song where no-one cares what you sound like!

Ealing Carers Service Volunteers

Ealing Carers Service aims to provide a holistic approach in supporting carers living in the London Borough of Ealing. This will be through social activities, support groups and advice, information and signposting.

We are looking for a small team of enthusiastic volunteers who can help us develop a good reputation across the borough. There is a lot of flexibility within events, outreach, and fundraising, and we are happy for our volunteers to experience a bit of everything or focus on an area they are truly passionate about.

To apply for a volunteer role via email, please download, complete, and return the Expression of Interest Form and Equal Opportunities Form below to ecsmanager@carerstrustthames.org.uk.

Become a Trustee

Carers Trust Thames is looking to appoint new trustees to its established board of trustees.

This is a great opportunity to make a significant contribution to the strategy and future direction of a charity dedicated to carers and their loved ones in your community. Carers Trust Thames provides practical professional help and support desperately needed by a wide range of customers to enable them to live their lives to the full. We have been established locally for more than 35 years.

Our trustees have a wide range of skills and experience that they bring to our organisation, as volunteers. While we are keen to receive applications from anyone with appropriate skills and commitment, at this time we are particularly interested in hearing from people with expertise in health, social care, law, recruitment, and company secretarial. We are also particularly seeking trustees with links to Milton Keynes and High Wycombe.

Additionally, Carers Trust Thames is interested in appointing a HR trustee, so click here for more information about this post. If this is you, please download our trustee recruitment pack below and return to trustees@carerstrustthames.org.uk.

You can find out more about what being a trustee involves here and here

If you would prefer to have a discussion before considering an application, please contact David McCullagh, Chair of Trustees via dmccullagh@carerstrustthames.org.uk.

We very much look forward to hearing from you.

Fundraising

Have you got an idea that you think could raise money for Carers Trust Thames? Please let us know. We would love to hear about what you have in mind, and can offer some tips and advice about how to make your event a success. We can also send some fundraising materials to help you, such as:

  • Balloons
  • Posters
  • Sponsorship Forms
  • Collection Tins

Stuck for ideas? Here are a few suggestions to get you started:

Organise a Quiz Night at Your Local Pub

This is a great way to raise awareness in your community as well as fundraise. Remember to promote the event well in advance to get a good turnout on the day. You may find that your local pub already organises a regular quiz. If so, why not contact the quiz master and ask if they could donate a percentage of their profits to Carers Trust Thames?

Bag Packing or Collecting at Your Local Supermarket

You can always get a few friends and family members involved to help out or work in shifts. Just let us know how many collection tins you’ll need, and remember to get permission from the store manager for this activity.

Non-Uniform Day/Dress-Down Day

This is a really simple way to raise some cash for Carers Trust Thames. Just contact your child’s school or your workplace to organise a suitable date and charge people a small fee on the day.

Bake Sales

Another good idea for the workplace – everyone loves a bake sale! You could make both sweet and savoury treats to mix it up a bit. Give it a go and see how well some sausage rolls or cheese straws go down.

Film, Karaoke, or Games Night

There are lots of fundraising activities that you can do from the comfort of your own home. Why not transform your living room into a cinema, karaoke bar, or games room for an evening? Invite all your friends and family and ask for a small donation to join in the fun.

Whatever you decide on, don’t forget to let us know – we’d love to support your fundraising.

Leave a Legacy

Thank you for considering leaving a legacy to Carers Trust Thames in your will. Your gift will have a positive impact on carers and the people they care for across Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes, and West London.

The Kind of Gifts You Can Leave

What about a share of your estate, or residuary legacy? Once you know what you want to leave to family and friends, you can donate a share of what is left to Carers Trust Thames.

A specific gift could be an item of jewellery, an antique, a property, or any other item that you think could be of value to Carers Trust Thames when sold.

You may decide to add a gift to Carers Trust Thames to your existing will. To do this, you can use a codicil. Adding a codicil to your will means there isn’t any need to change the terms of your current will – it just adds a new instruction.

If you have any questions around writing a codicil or writing or updating your will, you should seek advice from a solicitor or other professional adviser. However, you can find some general advice on the Carers Trust website

Visit Our Community Shop

We currently have a charity shop in Kingston, Milton Keynes. Do you have any unwanted items that you’d like to donate? We would be really grateful for them. You can drop off donations at the shop itself, or at any of our offices. We’ll make sure your items get to the shop safely.

If you’ve got something special that you’d like to donate, just let us know. We’re always looking for unusual or collectable items to sell on eBay™. After all, the more money we raise, the more support we can provide to carers. Next time you’re in the area, why not pop in and browse our rails? You’ll find us in the Kingston Centre, Milton Keynes – we’re directly opposite the entrance to Tesco Extra™.

We run the shop jointly with another local charity – the Pre-School Learning Alliance of Milton Keynes. Both charities split the shop’s profit, so whether you’re donating some of your unwanted clothes or treating yourself to an exciting find, you can be happy in the knowledge that you’re supporting two great causes.

CONTACT our care charity in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, to show your support.