As with any charity, the support we receive from individuals and charitable trusts helps us to continue to provide our essential services. However, support isn’t all about money – we value any kind of contribution you may be able to make to our services or organisation.
As a community engagement volunteer, you will assist in running our meaningful activity-based groups, which support people struggling with social isolation to discover new interests and foster peer relationships.
You will support our professional partners (organisations including the British Museum, The Foundling Museum, Central Saint Martins, WM College, Better Gym, The Zen Project, Nordoff Robbins, and local community centres) to deliver a range of well-being groups. In working with our partners, you will act as a Mind in Camden ambassador, championing our values, challenging stigma, and fostering lasting change through dialogue.
You will practically apply the in-depth and ongoing training you receive from us in supporting members to process the experiences they have while attending our group spaces. You will join in with the activities on offer, getting to know participants and encouraging them to realise their potential. You will be on hand to support anyone who becomes distressed in the group space, taking them outside if necessary and using your active listening skills to process their potentially complex and challenging emotions.
You will conduct initial meetings with potential new members and introduce them to our programme of free activities. You will arrange regular check-in meetings with members at 3-month milestones throughout their well-being journeys, exploring with them their barriers and achievements. You will provide emotional and practical support, sign-posting to other organisations where appropriate.
This is a varied and dynamic role, which would suit somebody looking to develop their skills in one-to-one support, group facilitation, and gain experience in working within a mental health charity. You will be passionate about affecting change on both the individual level and wider systemic systems.
Please note the following dates – in order to be able to volunteer, you must be able to attend an interview, and two training dates .
We are sorry but we have had to postpone our January training. Dates will be set for March 2023 and we will write to everyone who has applied to let them know the new dates.
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