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About this volunteering opportunity
We are looking for volunteers with a passion for supporting people with mental health concerns and complex needs. We are looking for a range of volunteers to take the lead on regular activities across the services or to spend time supporting our clients with daily living skills like supporting them to attend appointments, shopping and meal preparation. We have a huge range of roles for those interested in supporting our clients.
You will be joining a friendly, proactive and forward thinking team who have worked for many years within the Mental Health Sector. We can support those that want to gain experience to start a career in this sector as well as those who interested in supporting their local community services. Ideally we would be looking for a commitment of up to six months ranging from a coupe of hours or two days per week.
About this organisation
The Archway Project consists of two 24 hour residential properties, a 5 & a 9 bed house, for people with mental health support needs in Hove. Both services have a recovery & person-centred focus, working collaboratively with residents in intensive short term placements. The aim is to enable people to move on to more independent living within 2 years. Volunteers will work with clients individually & in groups with the aim of reducing isolation and increasing access to social networks & activities
Induction, training and support offered with this opportunity
As a volunteer you will be given a full onsite induction as well as training in areas such as safeguarding, professional boundaries, lone working and Mental Health. There are opportunities for more training related to your volunteering once you have been here 6 months. You will also have an experienced on site supervisor who you will meet with regularly.
Skills or experience needed for this opportunity
Why volunteer with us? Below is one of our current volunteers describing his experience:
‘Volunteering at Archway gives me a real sense of achievement and fulfilment. I am here twice a week and over the last 2.5 years I’ve volunteered I can honestly say I get a real pleasure out of the hope that I am changing someone’s life- be it for the afternoon or long-term. I simply love turning up and taking the residents for coffee, helping them sign up for courses or simply listening to music and chatting’.
Most importantly, this is what our client said about the support he receives from a volunteer:
‘The volunteer is such a terrific guy. You can have a laugh with him but his also a good listener. He gives useful advice and helps me towards my goals such as dealing with my voices and going out. When I had really bad voices He spent time with me and helped me calm down’.
Please contact: Paul Virgo or Lorna Sharp for more information Tel: 01273 822103 Email: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
12 noon, Monday 31st October 2016