We run small activity groups for adults who are socially isolated and we are in need of some regular support for our small friendly charity.
We are in need of help running our groups. Depending on your experience you may be support only where you're meeting and greeting our participants, making tea, helping to clear up etc, you may want to lead an activity, or you may have particular skills to offer. As long as you can be reliable and you are friendly an approachable, we can shape your role to suit you. If face to face volunteering is not for you but you’d like to help, please contact us to see what else we can offer, we do have some remote roles too.
Activities can be anything our participants would enjoy so no particular talents required other than a friendly, non-judgemental personality and a reliable commitment.
Experience in mental health would be an advantage, but is not essential.
Our charity's values are 'Connection', 'Acceptance' and 'Achievement', and your commitment to those values and willingness to join in and help are more important to us than any formal training. We believe everyone should have the opportunity to connect with others, and we ask our volunteers to support us in making our participants feel welcome and important.
We use google suite for our policies and procedures (very similar to Microsoft, we will arrange access for you), and WhatsApp to communicate, so a low level of computer literacy is advantageous but we will support you with this.
Our main group usually runs on Thursday mornings at Delves Lane Village Hall, however any remote roles can be undertaken flexibly. We are most often available and working on charity business on Thursdays and Fridays.
We offer the National Volunteer Certificate. It's not compulsory to complete the whole programme but if you choose to you could gain a nationally recognised certificate. If you would prefer to keep it simple you are welcome to just complete the training modules offered online, or with our support offline. We also offer dementia friends training if requested.
All expenses are covered, including mileage to the venue if necessary.
We are not able to financially reward our support staff, however we are a friendly supportive team and we like to ensure our volunteers are well supported and benefiting from their volunteering role in whatever way we can. We are happy to provide references and help with job applications, and will support each other in any way we can.