Volunteer & Make a Real Difference
Volunteering may not be what you think it is like,
especially when you do it with St.Helens Mind!
Our volunteers come from all walks of life, are of all ages and have many interests, skills and experiences. Although our core need for volunteers is to support people with mental health difficulties who are isolated or lonely, this can be addressed in many ways and we ALWAYS need more volunteers – and this is what may surprise you!
We have volunteers who are involved in a Reading For Wellbeing Group:
Do you enjoy reading and can help facilitate a small group with free training thrown in, to help people to explore themes and promote discussion using literature in many forms?
Volunteer Befrienders are the volunteers we require the most of and the need is endless. We currently have 62 people who are waiting for someone to support them for just a couple of hours a week, to help them overcome isolation, by taking part in activities, maybe having a chat and coffee, accessing a local football match, our choir or perhaps a walk in the park.
We have volunteers who are experts at planning and facilitating events:
Could you help by staffing information and publicity stands, planning larger events like our annual Family Fun Day or come up with new ideas?
St.Helens Mind Social Groups provide opportunities for peer support, a chance to enjoy a variety of arts and craft activities or maybe just chat, read the newspapers, take part in a quiz and relax. Volunteers are vital for these groups. You can take part as little or as much as you like; from preparing refreshments to hosting a quiz, encouraging participating in activities or just making people feel comfortable and supported in a safe and welcoming environment. More experienced volunteers often become facilitators. We also have an allotment/garden where we urgently need more help.
Telephone Befrienders are volunteers with perhaps less time, who could make a phone call to someone who is awaiting a Volunteer Befriender, to make sure they are maintaining some contact with the our service and thus lessening their isolation.
You could be working, retired, unemployed, a homemaker or studying; if you want to fill
a couple of hours of your time doing something important and fulfilling please get in touch.
We have a Volunteer Induction coming up in October so call us soon!
01744 647089 or email firstname.lastname@example.org