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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.
The work is started after 2 days intensive training. It entails giving the first contact interview for couples who have requested Counselling. The volunteer will have to be welcoming, accepting and supportive, whilst assessing the couple's need of counselling and the appropriate use of our organisation or referral to another agency. The skill also requires competent information gathering skills as well as good communication skills written and oral. COSCA Counselling skills or equivalent certificate is required.
Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland are seeking enthusiastic and compassionate volunteers to answer telephone calls for their National Helpline, which is opened weekdays 9am – 9pm.
The helpline, based in Hamilton and Glasgow, is managed by their Area Manager. In 2017 – 2018, their helpline received 14,676 calls from bereaved people, and those calling to enquire on their behalf about Cruse Bereavement services.
Please note that full training will be given – volunteers are expected to take part in all of the five training dates before undertaking this role.
We are looking for volunteer counsellors 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 counsellors to meet our growing demand.
We are a very friendly and professional drop in hub and education service, and are keen to expand further.
We have opportunities for counsellors to come on board and work with individuals experiencing mental health difficulties. We are open to all age groups and experience of youth counselling would be advantageous, but not a necessity.
Our hub is open on a Monday evening 6.30-9pm and we also have a men’s only fitness and wellbeing group on a Thursday evening 7.30-10pm.
We are hoping to expand further with our own premises and would appreciate any additional counselling help available on either days. We are happy to support and cover any supervision costs required for carrying out this role.
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.
Saheliya is a specialist mental health and well-being support organisation for black, minority ethnic, asylum seeker, refugee and migrant women and girls (12+) in the Edinburgh and Glasgow area. Our mission is to promote mental well-being by combating the effects of discrimination and abuse, reducing the stigma of mental health, and improving access to mainstream services. We are looking for 2 Volunteer Counsellors to provide individual counselling.
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.
Anyone can talk to Samaritans, at any time, about whatever’s getting to them. We’re just ordinary people, who give up our time to listen. The service we offer is confidential and non-judgemental. Samaritans operates 24/7, 365 days a year. We offer support to people over the phone, by email, text and face to face. The Aberdeen branch is looking for people who are interested in becoming listening volunteers. No previous experience is required and full training and support is given.
All help is greatly appreciated and makes a real difference.
For further information please contact:
E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel No: 03705627282
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:
To assist the team in delivering one to one counselling for those with, or likely to acquire, difficult life situations brought about by excessive alcohol use or through low self esteem, depression, relationship and work problems.