Do you have a minimum of two hours spare each week?
- Are you interested in helping people lead independent, fulfilling lives?
- Would you like to learn about Mental Health?
Telephone 01708 457777. We can help you today.
Community Navigating Service
One of our services is our Community Navigating Service
This involves a volunteer Community Navigator, who supports an individual on a one-to-one basis to achieve their goals and help them navigate access to activities in the local community
Our clients’ diagnoses cover a wide spectrum from phobias to depression and anxiety but all have a common link in that they find it difficult to enter into social activities that most of us take for granted. We try to help the client overcome this by introducing them to a volunteer who will act as a ‘Community Navigator’.
Volunteers will initially visit the client at their home for an average of 2-3 hours per week. Eventually it is hoped that the volunteer will accompany the client to agreed leisure activities. Once the introduction is made and both parties are happy to continue, we ask that the volunteer gives a minimum commitment of 1 year. However, there is no set rule on how long the relationship should last.
All volunteers are given training, and a Criminal Records Bureau check is made. References are taken up before they are introduced to a client. Ongoing support is provided in the form of monthly support group meetings and from the Scheme Co-ordinator who is available out-of-hours.
In exchange for your time we offer:
- All out of pocket expenses
- Regular support
- Free training
- A rewarding experience
We are always looking for enthusiastic and competent individuals to help with the administration of our organisation. Roles could include:
- Answering the telephone
- Entering data onto databases and spreadsheets
- General office tasks
We have many roles available for volunteers to get involved in our expanding fundraising activities. Roles could include:
- Helping to organise and run events
- Collecting money
- Handing out leaflets
- Work on databases
- Event promotion
- Designing and managing your own event
Whatever role you choose, you’ll experience the rewarding feeling of being able to do something for someone else, develop your current skills, learn new ones and meet new people. You will also receive training and ongoing support
My experience of volunteering at Mind has been a very positive step for me. It has made me feel valued and appreciated. I have made new friends, it has helped build my confidence and self-esteem