Are you interested in becoming a volunteer?
Are you are flexible, reliable, have a basic understanding of mental health?
Do you have good people skills? Reception skills or just a good listener?
If you would like to become a volunteer with us then please do not hesitate to download and fill out our Volunteer Application Form. Bring or post this to us and we can go from there.
Volunteering helps many people in many ways. Some people gain a lot of satisfaction from helping other people, others gain the satisfaction they need from just getting out of the house.
“I find being a volunteer
exceptionally nice helping others”
Volunteer Role Description
- To support individuals using mental health services, providing emotional and practical support and participating in activities.
- Developing relationships with individuals accessing the service in accordance with good practice guidelines and training.
- To attend and participate in the training programme for volunteers, participate in supervision and support meetings.
- To keep your supervisor regularly informed about arrangements with the individual using the service.
Mansfield and Ashfield Memory Support Volunteers
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for our Mansfield and Ashfield Memory Support group, please read the following role description;
We care for up to 30 people living with some form of memory problems due to dementia. Our volunteers need to be very caring, fun, empathetic, they need to have an awareness of people living with dementia and be able to treat each person as an individual, meeting their individual needs. Our volunteers will work with our service users on a one to one basis and also in a group setting.
Our volunteers need to be able to run a group with activities set up by the coordinator. They need to work with a positive attitude with confidence to speak out in a group and the ability to work as a team.
Our volunteers are supported by a member of staff at all times.
” I have been a volunteer at Mind for 9 years. I have met some fantastic people, service users and staff alike. Everything is geared to people with Mental Health issues and the help that can be given to them. On a personal note, I find volunteering a worthwhile and satisfactory job, working in a calm and stress free atmosphere”
“I enjoy volunteering for Mind as I can interact with other people with similar situations. I now realise I am not alone with my problems”