page 1 of 4
This valued charity based in Thurso offers free support to people and family members experiencing Cancer. Volunteers offer a listening ear and practical, social and emotional support at the Centre on Mondays & Thursdays. Can you offer a couple of hours to help the service continue, training offered.
Rape Crisis Grampian is a fully inclusive service which provides free, confidential support to survivors of rape and sexual violence aged of 13 years and over.
To enable us to provide a consistent service, Survivors are supported by Volunteer Support Workers. We currently have a pool of eleven Volunteers who offer face to face, email or telephone support.
Support Volunteers undertake a comprehensive selection and training process and will be registered with the PVG – Protection of Vulnerable Groups scheme.
We are looking for individuals who are:
*Empathetic, non-judgemental and good listeners
*Able to commit to volunteering for at least 12 months and a minimum of three hours per week
*Able to maintain confidentiality and anonymity
*Open to gaining an understanding about rape and sexual violence and its impacts on individuals.
Excellent training and support is provided to all volunteers. Including sixty hours of training. The training is comprehensive and ensures all Volunteers are equipped with the skills necessary to support Survivors. Debriefing is provided after each support session and volunteers are further supported via quarterly group Supervision as an additional means of support.
If you would like more information or to apply please contact our Volunteer Coordinator on: 01224 590932 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Place2Be works with over 280 primary and secondary schools, reaching a school population of more than 116,000 children. As a volunteer counsellor you will work one to one in a therapeutic capacity with up to 3 children per week. The commitment is for one day per week, for three school terms, from 8.30am to 4.30pm to include therapy sessions and supervision of clinical work. There may also be opportunities to get involved with group work alongside the School Project Manager.
NHS Western isles and the Breastfeeding Network are setting up a new project to offer breastfeeding peer support to families. We are looking for local mums who would like to train to become Breastfeeding Peer Supporters. We would love to hear from local mums who have personal experience of breastfeeding.
Full details can be found at https://www.clanhouse.org/vacancies/support-volunteer?fbclid=IwAR0q0Kk8Cl5UV474lPJqRS-E3P9_zRS4qHjBet3yJVxh1CE6wIGD-i9rC8M
Are you either a trainee or qualified counsellor or therapist? Would you like to join an organisation that makes a difference to the lives of children aged between 4 years and 14 years?
Place2Be provides a high level of support to trainee / qualified counsellors through regular supervision, training workshops and offers a well-recognised clinical placement. We deliver a comprehensive induction programme and clinical supervision is undertaken at the end of each day.
Sessions spent with children are accepted as clinical hours towards professional accreditation, and are recognised by the BACP and UKCP.
We need you to be available for a minimum of one day per week to work in a therapeutic capacity with up to 3 children offering one-to-one counselling. Placements are term time only and run for one academic year.
We are always looking for suitable counsellors on placement, so if you believe you have what it takes to thrive in this challenging, rewarding environment please apply.
LRCC Volunteer Support Workers will be involved in the provision of practical and emotional support of women and girls over 12yrs who have experienced any form of sexual violence or abuse.
The Volunteer Support Worker role at LRCC can involve one or all of the following: providing sensitive responses to incoming helpline calls, making outgoing support calls to service users and providing face to face support sessions.
Volunteers are part of a team of support and advocacy staff and will be matched with service users who are referred to the service. Volunteer support workers are also responsible for accurately recording the work they carry out via paper or electronic methods and to update their nominated staff member about personal contact and progress with service users.
We are looking for trustworthy volunteers who have a non-judgmental attitude and have a passion for making a positive difference in the lives of women and girls. Personal skills should include: good communication and listening skills.
LRCC has an occupational requirement to recruit only female members of unpaid staff (Schedule 9 [part 1] of the Equality Act 2010) as this role will require the provision of responses to women and girls who have experienced gender-based violence. LRCC are particularly keen to recruit volunteers from under-represented groups including LGBT individuals, BME women and women with disabilities.
The aim of this role is to deliver a professional and high quality talking therapy service to people affected by cancer in Gartnavel and local communities. This role is available in both our Calman Centre and our outreach centres which are located in libraries across Greater Glasgow and Clyde. We require a minimum commitment of one half day per week, consisting of three appointments. We are currently looking for volunteers who can assist with our new Saturday service which will run from our Calman Centre in the west end of Glasgow from January 2020.
Cancer Support Scotland first began 40 years ago, in the cosy living room of Sir Kenneth Calman. Now in our home amidst the leafy grounds of Gartnavel Hospital, we’ve worked hard to make sure things don’t feel a whole lot different. The Calman Centre was created as a safe space, helping everyone we support to feel at ease and in control. Where better then, than in a giant living room – where family and friends are welcome and the kettle is always on.
Cancer Support Scotland provides emotional and practical support to those affected by cancer. Offering counselling, complementary therapy, stress management and podiatry through one-to-one and group based methods.
A cancer diagnosis doesn’t often come on its own. It can bring with it many stresses and complications which can negatively impact mental wellbeing. By offering counselling sessions you are providing people with a safe space to explore the many different concerns that can arise when someone is diagnosed with cancer.
There are many benefits to volunteering and these can vary for each individual. Some of the main benefits are:
· Learning new skills
· Meeting new people
· Helping to make a real difference to people affected by cancer
· Adding to your CV
· Developing counselling skills and practice
What are the key skills required?
· Good communication skills
· Ability to prioritise own workload and meet deadlines.
· Able to enthusiastically represent Cancer Support Scotland
· Good IT skills
What are the requirements and qualifications needed?
· Recognised qualification in Counselling, CBT and Groupwork, Counselling, Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Psychotherapy or similar
· A minimum of 100 adult face-to-face supervised client hours
· Adherence to regulatory body guidelines
What are the main responsibilities?
· To carry out face-to-face Counselling with Cancer Support Scotland’s service users
· To be responsible for the health and safety of clients during the sessions in accordance with Cancer Support Scotland’s policies and procedures
· To keep all appropriate client records in accordance with Cancer Support Scotland’s policies and procedures
· To maintain confidentiality and contract procedures in agreement with Cancer Support Scotland’s policies and procedures
· To undertake regular clinical supervision in accordance with Cancer Support Scotland’s professional guidelines (e.g. BACP)
· To give consideration to cost efficiency at all time
· To co-ordinate own administration and appointments
· To attend internal and external meetings as required
· To attend training as required.
Shetland Bereavement Support Service (SBSS) are looking to recruit volunteer Support Workers. A Support Worker will provide one to one counselling to anyone struggling to cope following a bereavement. SBSS have lottery funding to deliver the COSCA Counselling Skills Certificate (120 hour course) in Shetland free of charge.
Volunteers are given a comprehensive training, support from a mentor and the other volunteers in the branch. There will also be opportunities to be involved in other branch activities such as publicity, schools talks, prison etc.
Expectation is one 3-hour shift per week. The Branch opening hours are on our website at: