Volunteer Opportunities

There are standard volunteering opportunities at Action in Mind that underpin specific services such as the Adult Befriending Service and the Hub Centre (Peer Support and Groups) but we are always on the lookout for people with specific skills and experience to join our board of trustees, and also people who would like to share an interest for the benefit of a small group of our service users.  


CURRENT VACANCIES (as of July 2021)

AiM is currently seeking dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers to help provide vital support to those in the community living with mental ill-health. We have a variety of exciting opportunities available in the following roles:

Volunteer Befrienders

Our befrienders will work 1-to-1 with their befriendee to develop and maintain a reliable, open, honest and trusting relationship. Befrienders will also plan and manage (with the befriendee) befriending activities that aim to improve wellbeing and help the befriendee achieve their goals. This role requires the befriender to work unsupervised, using their initiative to reflect on individual befriending practice, recognise limitations and seek additional support/advice when needed.

Training and additional support will be provided.

Hub Service Volunteers

Our Hub volunteers will provide person-centred support and build relationships with group service users to facilitate engagement. This role also requires the hub volunteer to propose group activities, intending to build upon or develop new service user interests. These activities may include: cinema trips, gardening, walks, or day trips (i.e. Falkirk canal). The hub volunteers will also play an active role in improving the service users' self-confidence and motivation.

Training and additional support will be provided.

Fundraisers

In this role, the volunteer will work with the AiM fundraising committee, planning, promoting and coordinating the running of charity fundraisers with the intention of raising funds for Action in Mind. Events could include: charity runs, bake sales, fayres etc.

Administrators

Flexible administration support within Action in Mind's office, supporting the Administrator and other staff members as and when required, such as for holiday cover. Encompasses such duties as answering the phone and door, taking enquiries and passing on messages, checking and putting away stationary deliveries, maintaining room booking diary, preparing and posting mail, etc.

Training and additional support will be provided.

Maintenance Person

A flexible role to be carried out as and when required, in and around the Action in Mind office. Could cover such tasks as: fixing equipment and fences, painting, basic DIY, electrical and plumbing tasks, general site upkeep. The volunteer will be expected to be resourceful and self-motivated, have the ability to problem solve and adhere to health and safety guidelines. Heavy lifting may be required and a good knowledge of DIY is essential. 

 

New Trustees for our Board

Have you an interest in mental health, and would you consider becoming a trustee?

We are looking to recruit professional people who have skills and experience in the following areas:
• Fundraising • Setting up a social enterprise or trading company • Marketing • Service management.

 

Do you have an interest or skill that you can share with others?

A couple of hours a week is all that is needed.

Many of our clients, either in a group or with a befriender, would love the opportunity to try new things, or perhaps regain things that they used to do but don’t have anyone to do this with.

The Hub Centre is looking for people who could set up a small singing group, an art and crafts group, walking or cycling group, gardening group (we have scope for a herb garden in our back garden).

Any other ideas welcome.

 

If you want to discuss volunteering opportunities at Action in Mind you can contact us by telephone 01786 451203 or email at info@actioninmind.org.uk.

Action in Mind needs your support to make the places where you learn and study or the local communities and neighbourhoods where you live to become better informed about and understanding of mental health.  Together, we can make a real and positive difference to people’s lives by bringing an end to mental health stigma and discrimination by creating a pathway of positive mental wellbeing for everyone.

For more information about The Collective AiM and how you can become involved click Join Us, email info@actioninmind.org.uk or call 01786 451203 (office hours)

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