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Your role as a Clan listening and Support volunteer is essential in helping to provide our vital Listening and Support service to people affected by cancer diagnosis in your local community. The listening and support service offers a welcoming, relaxed, safe and confidential environment for people to talk about the cancer experience with someone who can listen and provide emotional and wellbeing support either face to face or by telephone.
Typical activities include:
- Meeting and greeting clients attending our local wellbeing centres
- Providing emotional, practical and wellbeing support and information to new and existing clients using the Clan client pathway either face to face or by telephone
-Working together with Clan staff to ensure the best possible support and service for clients and signposting where appropriate
- Recording client session notes and debriefing with Clan staff
- Receiving donations and providing support where appropriate
- Helping to raise awareness of Clan services by attending and supporting internal and external events
- Activities may vary depending on the location of the wellbeing centre
Last updated 3 days ago
Are you good at listening? Do you want to help others?
ACIS is a long-standing project of Mental Health Aberdeen. We provide a one-to-one counselling service for adults in the Aberdeen area and we are now looking for new volunteer counsellors to join our team.
No previous experience is required as all training will be provided. Our next training course starts in January 2023 and we are now inviting applications to join this class. The programme will run at weekends, both Saturday and Sunday for 10-12 weekends between January and July 2023.
If you would like more details or would like an application form, please contact Pam at email firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated 4 days ago
Can you be a good listener? Could you help someone explore what they are going through?
The Community Listening Service helps people (re)discover hope and inner strength in times of “illness, change and loss”. Community Listening Service Listeners do not offer counselling, but they offer the person a space to talk, to tell their story in their own time, for their own wellbeing, with the knowledge that the listener is there to listen. Volunteers can play a vital role supporting the work of the Department of Spiritual Care within NHS Grampian/CLS.
Listening to people’s concerns can help them feel less isolated and anxious while helping them feel more hopeful and valued in a confidential and non-judgemental way.
There is no requirement for volunteers or service users to be a member of a faith or belief group, just be able to provide a service that has patients at the heart, where they can feel safe, seen and heard, allowing them the space to reflect on their own personal situations.
A fantastic opportunity help. All help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated. For further details please contact us at email email@example.com or telephone: 07584 217 192 or 01224 553316.
Last updated 4 days ago
*Help with soup making and/or serving, supporting and socializing at our fantastic Y Knot Drop- in Lunch Club*
You would be joining a team of volunteers, helping to provide a safe, welcoming space where visitors can relax and enjoy a friendly chat and a variety of activities, such as cards, dominoes and occasionaly crafts. Our visitors are people from all walks of life who need support to deal with challenges to their mental health.
Volunteers can choose from a variety of options:
>9.30am to 2.30pm Making soup, serving, joining in activities
>12noon to 2.30pm Serving, helping to clear up, joining in activities. (Everyone has lunch together)
A monthly rota ensures that volunteers can tailor their volunteering times to fit in with other commitments. Some work once a month, others every week or once a fortnight. We would be happy to discuss details with you should you decide to apply-and we're hoping that you will. Preliminary visits would be very welcome.
Training and support is also provided and all volunteers are greatly appreciated.
Contact us by phone or e-mail at e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 01224 635694 to arrange to “drop in” one Thursday.
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Fledgling Arts Collective Central provide a platform both online and offline for those who struggle with mental health, addiction or who feel like they don't quite 'fit',or feel estranged to this world : to express themselves through art as catharsis. We encourage being CathARTic!
We are currently recruiting new volunteers to a range of exciting roles to help us in our vital work. Volunteering opportunities include:
*Fledgling Wings Moderator *General Senior Manager *Online Co-manager of Outreach *Outreach Manager *Outreach online volunteer position *Treasurer *Volunteer social media promoter *Volunteer website designer.
These are fantastic opportunities to help volunteering-all help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated. For further details please contact: Jewels Johnson at email: email@example.com
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EASE Online is delivered via the open-learning platform Moodle and the video-conferencing software Zoom over four weeks. There are four modules – for each module, you have a week to work through reading, films and activities in your own time, before meeting your fellow participants via Zoom for a facilitated group discussion. We estimate a time commitment of up to 3 hours per week. You can find out more information HERE.
The course starts with an online Welcome Session via Zoom on 11.10.2022. You’ll then have a week to work through each module with the weekly Zoom discussions on the following four dates:
All course participants are expected to have worked through the course materials and contributed to the online discussion forums before each weekly Zoom discussion.
Last updated 11 days ago
The Outreach Wing of Fledgling Arts Collective is a Facebook group where members can come together to support and give advice to each other, and through which they can contact us for informal advice and counselling. As a manager for the Outreach Wing at Fledgling you will be responsible for the general running of the Outreach Wing. You will be responsible for the success of the group, and as such the role will include diverse tasks. You will manage and mentor volunteers, give informal advice and counsel to members suffering from mental health issues, manage the Facebook group, and conduct regular promotion of the wing on social media forums such as Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. This is an exciting opportunity to work at the head of a small team within Fledgling Arts Collective. We welcome new ideas and approaches and, as such, there is a great deal of opportunity for creativity and for you to make a lasting impact in this role.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Monitoring the Outreach Facebook page; responding to posts with sympathy and advice, and managing potentially triggering posts.
- Promoting the Outreach Wing through social media; Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest.
- Creating and implementing new ways of expanding the wing, and reaching more people in need of our help.
- Some basic administrative tasks when required.
- Motivating and managing a team of Outreach volunteers; sending out the morning message to your team on your rota days, ensuring that everybody is where they are supposed to be at the right time, and keeping morale high, leading as an exemplar.
- Mentoring new volunteers; at Fledgling we love to pass on our expertise, and as an Outreach Manager, you will be expected to mentor new volunteers and share your wisdom.
- Working closely with other Outreach Managers and with the Director of Fledgling Arts Collective to ensure that the Outreach Wing is running smoothly, and growing steadily.
About Fledgling Art Collective Central
We are non-profit-making-volunteer run Arts Collective providing a platform both online and offline for those who struggle with mental health, addiction,gender dysphoria,sexuality,feel like they don't quite 'fit',or feel estranged to this world ,We encourage you to express yourselves through art as catharsis.Combining Art & Catharsis , we believe in being CathARTic.We believe the arts are a great elixir.All those who empathise and feel akin with our beliefs are Welcome also.
What are they looking for?
- An understanding that, although this is a voluntary role, you are undertaking a long-term commitment as Manager of Fledgling Arts Collective - please do not apply for this role if you expect to leave within the next 6 months.
- A warm, kind, and empathetic approach, and a big heart.
- Enthusiasm and the ability to self-motivate.
- Any experience of giving counselling, therapy, or working in mental health is desirable, but not essential.
- You do not have to have any experience of social media - although it is desirable, it is non-essential as we will provide training in this.
- Personal experience of mental health struggles - Fledgling is an organisation for those struggling with their mental health, run by those who can empathise with their struggles. It is therefore desirable that you have some personal experience in this area.
-You must be over the age of 18 years old for this position
Please apply in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to hearing from you!
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Cruse Scotland provides a range of specialist support to bereaved people across Scotland. Our counselling and listening volunteer team have a wide range of skills and expertise working with people to help them overcome obstacles to wellbeing and find ways forward through the challenges that life can bring when dealing with a bereavement.
Like so many support organisations, we are seeing an increasing demand of our services and we are looking for qualified counsellors to join our therapeutic team. This is a unique opportunity to provide specialist intervention to support people to gain an insight and understanding into their grief. We work within a time limited model of support and ask that all volunteers work with a minimum of two clients at any given time
We are looking for trained counsellors who are supportive and non-judgemental, proactive, motivated, and open to change and demonstrate an understanding of the importance and scope of confidentiality. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are also essential. You must be a registered member of COSCA or the BACP and hold a recognised Diploma in Counselling.
We provide individual clinical supervision, with optional group supervision, frequent and varied CPD opportunities and management and administrative support from our local client teams. Due to the pandemic, we are currently delivering our services by telephone and online but will begin to offer to face to face support again when public health advice allows. We can offer training to those who are new to phone or online counselling
If you are interested in applying for this volunteer role please visit our website at Current Volunteer Opportunities : Cruse Bereavement Care (crusescotland.org.uk)
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Help People at Difficult Times
Listening volunteers are there for anyone who needs someone, and provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide. Every seven seconds someone contacts us. Every seven seconds we can help someone turn their life around.
As a listening volunteer you get the chance to make a real difference to someone’s future. You can offer support on the phone, email or text.
Volunteers typically volunteer a minimum of a 4 hour duty per week, as well as a 4 hour night duty at monthly intervals. There are no qualifications required and you’ll receive full training to prepare you for the kinds of conversations you’ll have. And when you start out, you’ll have a mentor with you, to give you confidence you’re doing the right thing. You can also apply to help with administration or other non-listening support. Let us know how you would like to help.
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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: email@example.com
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