Volunteering is a great way to learn new skills, meet new people and grow in confidence, as well as it being a direct way of improving people’s lives.
You’ll be able to make a huge difference to Redcar & Cleveland Mind, gaining the satisfaction of helping us make key improvements to the lives of those we work with. You’ll enjoy the opportunity to develop your own skills, experience and networking. Our volunteers tell us they feel a sense of fulfilment from supporting us and taking a role in the local community.
We believe that everyone has something to offer and we couldn’t do our work without our volunteers who are the backbone of everything we do. Opportunities are available in ‘Something in Mind’, and our ‘Road to Recovery’ service, together with fundraising, administration and more – so get in touch today!
Trustees: The Board of Directors regularly reviews the membership of our board and when they identify particular skills gaps or need to strengthen some areas for example HR we look to recruit people who can help support us. You will play a key role in helping to set the strategy, guide and oversee the operations of the charity and its committed team of staff and volunteers. You will help ensure that we are effective, focused and sustainable in times of increasing demand for our services.
Our Board is made up of people with a variety of backgrounds and experiences who share our vision and who bring a range of skills essential to the successful governance of the charity, offering leadership, strategic direction, financial management and general oversight, along with a willingness to help as needed to promote the success of Redcar & Cleveland Mind.
Trustees are responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of Redcar & Cleveland Mind, developing the organisation’s aims, objectives and goals in accordance with the governing document, legal and regulatory guidelines. Redcar & Cleveland Mind is also a limited company, and therefore its Trustees are also Company Directors.
These are some of the comments from our trustees and volunteers.
Peter Smith: As a trustee it’s been useful to get to know of the great work being undertaken by staff and volunteers of Redcar & Cleveland Mind. The organisation is clearly forward thinking and focused on supporting people who need assistance managing everyday living situations. I hope my 40 or so years working in the field of social care, health and housing will be useful to support the dedicated staff team.
Susan: “I have suffered a lot of mental health issues myself as I began to get better I applied to volunteer. The atmosphere there is lovely the staff are brilliant and I get a lot out of working, increased self-esteem and confidence. Volunteering is the best thing ever, knowing your helping people who are having mental health problems. I will always appreciate the opportunity given to me it helps me so much too.”
Richard: “Volunteering here has been great. The staff and other volunteers are all friendly, supportive and understanding. I feel like I am doing something positive to help promote mental health issues. “
Jill: “How my life has changed since volunteering. I feel more confident in communication with other people. I value myself more and my anxiety levels have dropped.”
And one of our partner organisations said about our programme:
“Volunteering at Redcar & Cleveland Mind is very accessible and has options for all, with real opportunities and support.”
(Nicola Wilson, Work Coach at the Department of Work and Pensions)