Volunteers

  • VO75927


Description

We are looking for volunteers to come on board in our mental health charity. We are a small charity with a huge heart and are growing fast. We offer free counselling sessions to individuals experiencing mental health issues and require more volunteers to meet our growing demand.
We are a very friendly and professional drop in hub and education service, and are keen to expand further, requiring more volunteers to provide a supportive and advice service to the community members accessing our hub.
Our volunteers can have any level of mental health awareness and can cover many aspects of hub. We require volunteers to answer door and show people into hub. Make people feel welcome and offer them a soft or hot drink upon arrival. Speak to people on a 1:1 basis to explore what their needs are and where best to support them. Facilitate support groups and education session where appropriate.
Candidates with some mental health training would be beneficial, but not essential.
Preferably looking for male volunteers to accommodate our men’s only group on Thursday evenings, although our general hub night on a Monday has volunteer opportunities to.

Organisation aims and objectives

To raise awareness of mental health, to fight stigma, provide support and advocate for equal and improved care with the object of improving the conditions of life. To provide the inhabitants of lanarkshire a safe place to seek immediate support in the form of individual counselling,manage self help groups and life coaching. To provide the therapeutic treatments and encourage physical, emotional and mental well being.

Availability

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Mon 6.30-9pm Thurs 7.30-10pm

Restrictions

Experience required: Candidates with some mental health training would be beneficial, but not essential. Preferably looking for male volunteers to accommodate our men’s only group on Thursday evenings, although our general hub night on a Monday has volunteer opportunities to.
Travel details: We mainly work from Brannock High School in Newarthill, however are looking to secure our own premises soon. Travelling expenses and costs will be met where required.

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Training details: All our volunteers have a minimum of suicide talk, and mental health first aid training. Where candidates don’t have this we would aim to support them in achieving this minimum standard.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 3 months ago