Redcar & Cleveland Mind is always looking for new volunteers to work in our organisation so if you are interested in becoming our team read on……….
Your Local Mind Needs You!
Anyone who is interested in gaining experience of working in a mental health setting is welcome to apply – especially people who have themselves experienced mental distress or have an interest in mental health issues.
Our volunteers support our work with a variety of different skills.
We are interested in finding out where people’s strengths and interests lie and then matching them to the needs of the organisation. It should be a win win situation for all of us!
What do volunteers do?
There are lots of different roles within the organisation for current vacancies please see below. All the roles are important and we work together as a team, to help our local community with their mental health problems.
People volunteer for many reasons
Some people use volunteering as a stepping stone for getting back into paid work. Others have some spare time and want to be part of team which is working to improve mental health. Many of our volunteers have been service users themselves and so have firsthand experience of the issues involved.
Every person who becomes a volunteer receives a thorough induction so they have a good understanding of the organisation and our policies and values. There are also opportunities for many other types of training with all expenses paid.
We work in a supportive environment and one to one support is always available from the paid workers.
A new network of friends and colleagues
As a volunteer you will be part of a team of over 30 paid and unpaid workers and will have opportunities to meet socially. Just because you’re a worker doesn’t mean you can’t have fun.
How do I become a volunteer?
If you are interested in volunteering you must complete an application form stating which role you have applied for. You will also need to provide two referees. We then invite you to an informal interview to meet with a paid worker. This is an opportunity for you to learn more about us and for us to find out what role would suit you best.
Once we have followed up your references we can agree a start date. All volunteers will need to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) form.