Wellbeing Tales - Volunteer

  • VO84453


Description

Wellbeing Tales is a short creative project in which local people can share their own lived experience of how the pandemic has been for them through storytelling and other creative outlets.
The project is about supporting individuals in our community whose mental health has been adversely impacted by the pandemic and lockdown. As a volunteer you will take part in the virtual sessions whilst providing support for group participants who may find the sessions more challenging. You will help them engage with group discussions and activities.

Organisation aims and objectives

To enhance the economic, social and environmental sustainability of Rosewell through the creation of opportunities for the local community. The Company has been formed to benefit the community who live or work in Rosewell as defined by the EH24 postcode or within 1 Kilometre of its boundary. (the Company), with the Purposes listed in the sub-clauses hereto to be exercised following the principles of sustainable development (where sustainable development means development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs), namely: 4.1 To manage community land and associated assets for the benefit of the Community and the public in general. 4.2 To provide, or assist in providing recreational facilities, and/or organising recreational activities, which will be available to members of the Community and public at large with the object of improving the conditions of life of the Community. 4.3 To advance community development, including urban or rural regeneration within the Community. 4.4 To advance the education of the Community about its environment, culture, heritage and/or history. 4.5 To advance environmental protection or improvement including preservation, sustainable development and conservation of the natural environment, the maintenance, improvement or provision of environmental amenities for the Community and/or the preservation of buildings or sites of architectural, historic or other importance to the Community;

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One and a half hours a week for eight weeks

Restrictions

Experience required: Good communication and listening skills.
Travel details: On bus route, Lothian bus 49
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses will be reimbursed and we can help get you online if you aren't already.
Training details: Volunteers will be asked to attend 3 virtual training sessions run by Health in Mind about befriending and supporting mental health. Full support will also be provided by our staff leading the sessions and admin support will be provided by our Community Activities Leader, Sarah.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 9 days ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.