Southend Carers has provided a range of support services for Carers in Southend-on-Sea for over 20 years. 

We are always looking for a range of enthusiastic, motivated & confident individuals to join our team either as a permanent member of staff or as a volunteer who can lend a helping hand for a few hours each week.

Job opportunities

We don’t have any job opportunities at the moment.

Volunteering opportunities

Southend Carers offers Placements for Counselling Students

We provide a placement opportunity for local students to be able to obtain their counselling hours towards their qualification. Whilst in placement here the students gain beneficial insights into therapeutic work and valuable work experience required by their respective local colleges with whom we have a good working relationship. We provide an in house mentoring service with a qualified counsellor and mentor in order to enhance the students support service.

Southend Carers Counselling Service are proud to provide a placement opportunity for the BA (Hons) Counselling Programme at South Essex College and have passed our audit for the 3rd year running

General Volunteering

Southend Carers has provided a range of support services for Carers in Southend-on-Sea for almost 20 years. We are also Lead Partner for the Southend Carers Consortium – a new partnership of several local charities, who have joined together to support the Carers of Southend Borough through the provision of a one-stop-shop support service approach.Our main aims are to ensure that Carers of all ages (5-105 years) in Southend on Sea are:

  • able to live healthy lives as regards their mental and physical well-being
  • able to alleviate the social isolation that many feel due to their caring role and responsibilities
  • provided with the latest accurate advice, support & information relating to their needs and the lives of their dependants

We are looking for a range of enthusiastic & confident volunteers, with a few hours spare each week, to lend a helping hand to support this fabulous local carers charity!

Volunteer Application Form

Equal Opportunities Form

If you have any queries about our volunteering opportunities please phone 01702 393933 or email