Volunteering with Shencare
Our volunteers give their time freely to Shencare and, in return, receive recognition and training to help them participate in the whole operation.
Opportunities with Shencare generally consist of driving Shencare’s accessible minibuses and acting as a care assistant, offering support to our passengers.
If you are interested in volunteering with Shencare, get in touch to see what we can offer each other.
For more details, contact the C.E.O, Chris Busst, via the address on our contact page.
Partnerships to help people into work
These programmes are tailored to assist people from all cultural groups within the city, taking account of their previous good character, religious belief, sexual orientation, race, gender, age or disability.
Shencare has supported people with alcohol-related problems, ex-offenders and people with mental health problems by giving them the opportunity to mix with our volunteers and gain an understanding of the work that we do in the community. Shencare has been complimented by BVSC for its success in supporting the candidates and helping some to gain paid employment.
Shencare – Paul’s Story
When Shencare, a community transport company in the West Midlands, advertised for a volunteer to help them maintain their fleet, they struggled to find someone suitable. So, when they were approached by Advance, and asked to consider providing a work placement for Paul, they were keen to give him a chance. Paul has a disability and receives support from Advance to find work, through the Government’s Work Choice programme.
Shencare provides transport for elderly people and patients from the local hospital, so it is essential their minibuses are kept clean to ensure passengers don’t pick up infections. Shencare’s CEO, Chris, explains that Paul has a meticulous approach to cleaning, and the drivers all agree that their minibuses have never looked cleaner!
Everyone at Shencare is so pleased with Paul’s work, that they have offered him a permanent position.
Paul is thrilled to be a member of the Shencare team, and is enjoying the independence that working is giving him.