Volunteering

volunteers

Volunteering is a rewarding way to use your spare time and it doesn’t always mean giving up whole days at a time. We have many opportunities available to suit even the busiest of people. Just sparing a lunch break can be enough to help us to help others!

Becoming a volunteer for Plymouth Mind means that we commit time to preparing you and setting you up as a volunteer.  For this reason we need a minimum time commitment of 10-12 hours per month and a minimum time of 6 months.

The process of volunteering for Plymouth Mind involves the following:

  • Download here and complete the volunteer form, select a volunteering role and demonstrate your commitment to the role. Either e-mail it back at [email protected] or post it to our office.
  • Attend a Volunteer Training session
  • Complete a DBS form– which involves showing us some ID (eg – passport, birth certificate, a letter dated the last 3 month with your current address ie tenancy agreement, bank statement.

We may require you to attend extra training for your post or offer you free mental health training should the opportunity arise.

Roles:

  • Gardening
  • Reception work
  • Manning a Plymouth Mind stand at various events
  • Working in the Mind Freedom Fields café (in the park)
  • Supporting New Mums Connect
  • Working with young people
  • Counselling
  • IT Supplying, Graphic, Plumbing, Painting, Fixing etc.

If you are interested in supporting us as a volunteer, then please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Donna Whitley on [email protected]. Donna works Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

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