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Re-engage Project Volunteers (NEW)

We are recruiting volunteers for our Befriending and Mentoring project this is an exciting new project for Sunderland Mind

The role will involve supporting participants to attend interviews, courses and undertake daily tasks such as shopping and collecting benefits and engage community activities such as going out for coffee or to the cinema.  Provide stability, support and enable people to rebuild their confidence.  Participants and volunteers will be matched according to the age, gender and interest preference of both parties.

You will receive full training, support and expenses in return.  We ask for 2 to 3 hours per week.  We hope that you will find this a rewarding and enjoyable volunteering experience.

This is an excellent opportunity if you want to be a more active member of the community yourself or if you are looking to gain experience in a health and social care setting.

  • If you are interested in this volunteer role please read through the criteria and contact Jean Walker on 0191 5657218 or complete the volunteer application form here and email it to jean@sunderlandmind.co.uk for the attention of Jean Walker

Volunteering Opportunities

As a voluntary organisation, we depend upon the hard work and dedication of all of our volunteers.

Drop In Volunteer

The Drop-In is managed by Lesley who is a paid member of staff.  She relies heavily on volunteers to assist in its smooth running.  Drop-In volunteers are responsible for helping to serve refreshments, supervising service users, and generally promoting a good social environment for people with mental health issues. Volunteers should have good social and listening skills and preferably have some awareness of mental health issues.  Training and Ongoing training/support is provided.

  • If you fit our criteria and would like to express an interest in joining our team please fill in our volunteer application form here and email it to Jean Walker on jean@sunderlandmind.co.uk

Counselling Volunteer

Our confidential counselling service also relies heavily on volunteers. However, we can only accept volunteer counsellors who have completed the first year of a diploma or foundation degree.

  • If you fit our criteria and would like to express an interest in joining our team please fill in our volunteer application form here and email it to Jean Walker on jean@sunderlandmind.co.uk

Young People’s Project Volunteer 

We are recruiting volunteers for our young people’s project. This is an exciting new project for Sunderland Mind. The role will involve supporting young people experiencing mental health issues such as anxiety, bullying, exam stress and much more. If you are interested in learning more about mental health issues and supporting young people please read through the criteria and complete the volunteer application form here and email to jean@sunderlandmind.co.uk for the attention of Jean Walker.

 

Fundraising and Communications Volunteer

The Fundraising and Communications Volunteer will be responsible for organising, coordinating and supporting fundraising and communication events. If you are interested in this opportunity please read through the criteria and fill in the volunteer application form here and email it to jean@sunderlandmind.co.uk for the attention of Jean Walker