Befriender - Residential Care Home Hilsea

Russets is a purpose built service in Hilsea that provides respite care for adults who have learning disabilities and live within the area of Portsmouth. In addition to this Russets also provide adults with a learning disability with residential accommodation. Russets is the only unit of its kind in Portsmouth. We cater for up to 18 service users.

We are looking for volunteers to support and assist the care teams who look after our service users. Such activities as playing board games, reading and chatting can help to improve the quality of life for our residents and service users. This is a rewarding role that can be fun as well as challenging, and you can make a difference to the lives of vulnerable people.

Could you spare a few hours on a regular basis between 10am and 7pm?

Good experience for someone thinking of going into care work, hospital work, or anyone with a caring nature and some free time! Could you make a difference and make a positive contribution to your community?

Application Forms are also available from Portsmouth Together at Central Library.


Good communication skills and a pleasant manner. Patience and a sense of humour are essential. Good team player. Committed and reliable.

 A DBS check and 2 references are required as all our residents are considered to be vulnerable & this is a legal requirement as residential homes are registered providers with CQC.  There is no charge for the DBS check.


  • Accessibility
  • DBS check required
  • Suitable for Under 18's
  • Training provided
  • Volunteers covered by insurance

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 02/10/2017

End Date: 15/09/2020

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Availability Details

Please be aware initial meetings and inductions normally happen during the working week from Monday to Friday. However volunteering is welcomed at weekends and early evenings.


Gatcombe Drive

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