We recognise that people volunteer for all sorts of reasons – as a way of gaining skills and experience; to enhance employment prospects; to give something back to the community; to feel valued and involved in worthwhile activities.
Whatever your reason we would really welcome your help. The best place to start is to read the volunteer role descriptions to see which area suits you best.
Often people volunteer with North Staffs Mind because they themselves have experienced poor mental health in their lives, or know someone who has, and want to use that experience to make a difference. We welcome applicants with personal experience of mental distress. We do have to have selection procedures and all volunteers will need to have a Criminal Records Check done before we can let you begin work with us.
Counselling is a more formal role and we can only accept trainees and volunteers who are qualified ( or in training ) at Diploma/ Masters Level in Counselling. For more details see the section under “Adult counselling” and the job description under the Volunteering section of the website.
- Volunteer Counsellor Role Description
- Volunteer and Placement Counsellor Person Specification– Adult Counselling
- Volunteer and Placement Counsellor Person Specification – Children and Young People
Need more information?
If you want to have more detail, then please contact the relevant section of the organisation by phone (reception staff will put you through if you explain what you are interested in).