Our valued Volunteers contribute to a wide range of projects, from one to one support to helping out with admin in the Mind in Mid Herts offices across the Mid Herts area. By giving up as little as one hour a week you can help make a big difference to someone’s life, helping them rebuild their confidence and self-esteem and reducing isolation. If you have time on your hands, possess a GSOH, a positive attitude and enjoy listening to people we could have the opportunity for you. We try to make the volunteering experience a positive one. You become part of our team, gains new skills, share existing ones, enhance your CV and have fun.
To download a volunteer application form click here(Word).
For Counselling Placement requests please address the Application to Pam Dhaliwal, Counselling Services Manager, Mind in Mid Herts, 13 Town Square, Stevenage SG1 1BP or firstname.lastname@example.org
Some of the projects that we need help with include:
Social Support Scheme
Volunteers with our social support scheme visit an adult with mental health problems for around one hour a week and join them on social activities.We are looking for trained and experienced volunteers. Volunteers can make a big difference to a person’s life -reducing isolation and depression, and helping the person rebuild their shattered self-esteem.
Volunteers with our Vocational Support project help people with mental health problems find their way back into work. By providing encouragement and advice, in addition to admin support, volunteers can help a person get back into work, a vital step in recovery.
Volunteers with basic IT skills are needed to help at our Computer Club, which takes place on Wednesdays and Thursday afternoons in Welwyn Garden City at Campus West. By helping people with mental health issues gain IT skills, you can help their job prospects, as well as building their confidence.
Volunteers are needed to help facilitate courses. We run courses in a range of subjects, including art, confidence-building and stress management. Taking part in a course helps people with mental health problems gain new skills, rebuild self worth and make new friends.
Volunteers in our groups offer support to people facing issues such as bereavement, stress and mental health problems. Our volunteers engage with people and enhance their experience of recovery. Help is also needed with running social and educational activities at the clubs.
Housekeeping and Maintenance
Vital to the smooth running of our operation are the background staff who enable our facilities to function. Organisational skills and common sense are a must.
Spot the Signs, Save a Life Suicide Prevention Campaign
We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join the Spot the Signs, Save a Life Campaign. We need volunteers who are passionate around preventing suicide and reducing stigma around this issue.
You may have experienced suicidal thoughts or been bereaved by suicide and want to share your experience and make changes in the community, or you may be interested in volunteering as a way of developing your skills and experience or thinking about working in a caring profession.
We are offering a range of opportunities to support with this campaign. These include:
- Promoting the campaign at local events.
- Promotion of the campaign within the local community.
- Support with social media.
- General administration.
- Share your own experience for training and media.
- Our gardening project needs volunteers 1 or 2 hours once a month or more if you are available in St Albans.
- To pick up and distribute collection tins once a month in the local area
- To do research about partnerships
- Ambassadors at Events- attending, setting up stands and giving out information at public meetings and events an hour to two when you are available
- Fundraising volunteers can be very flexible supporting us when you have the time
- Taking and typing up minutes, filing, organising, data input. Again this can be flexible when you have the time
- We are particularly looking for people who could spare 1 or 2 days a month to get involved with staff and projects. We have 4 meetings a year and we have sub group meetings between the main full meetings.