Ways to get involved
Volunteering with us can be a really rewarding and valuable experience. And there’s more ways of doing it than you might think.
All our volunteering opportunities are advertised on this page. If there’s nothing for you right now, why not follow us on one of the social media platforms. This will keep you up to date with the latest news and opportunities.
Our Peer Support service is available for people who have similar experiences of something difficult. The service brings them together to support one another.
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It is through the development of meaningful, two-way relationships that peer support works. People feel less alone if they talk about their experiences and share coping strategies that work for them. The peer support team have face to face sessions in agreed safe locations within the community and hubs. Every participant who joins peer support services with a dedicated Peer Support Worker on a 1:2:1 basis agrees achievable goals and works alongside the service users to achieve their goals. Our Peer Support Workers all have lived experience and understand the recovery process and guide the clients to their own journey of recovery in finding ways to cope with life’s challenges.
Our administration team has a variety of tasks that would make volunteering varied, interesting and maybe learn a new skill. Why not help out in one of our busy offices?
“Through my time volunteering I have improved my soft skills such as my communication, working with others, and time management. I look forward to coming in every Monday as the staff are very friendly and I get on with everybody very well. I also think my confidence has improved.”
Befriender Volunteers support people who may otherwise be lonely and isolated.
This can be face to face, or over the phone.
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As a befriender volunteer, you will receive full training and support to give you the confidence and knowledge required to meet the needs of the role.
Our volunteers have gone for coffee, on walks together, been to the cinema, talked through problems, laughed out loud and made a real difference to other people’s wellbeing.
“What a very rewarding volunteer role to be in, with all the various people I’ve met. Knowing that I’ve been there to bridge the gap of loneliness. Meeting at various places for a good conversation, laughs galore and also being there in times of sadness. I would definitely recommend being a Befriender Volunteer!”
Our trustees have the responsibility for running our charity. They are all people from our community who use their skills and experience to make our organisation a continuing success.
“Volunteering is important to me as it gives me a personal sense of achievement and fulfilment. I feel participating in helping an organisation that cares about the mental health and welfare of local people would play a vital role in supporting the community.
I attend regular board meetings as well as also participating in various committees such as the HR & Finance committees, as well as getting involved in recruitment selection interviews..
As a trustee I hold responsibility along with my co trustees for maximising impact for our beneficiaries, as well as ensuring that MIWE continues to operate within its charitable objectives and provide a clear strategic direction for the charity and to its management team.”
We couldn’t lead the fight for mental health without our volunteers.
For more information about any of the opportunities, please contact the volunteering team at [email protected]
Or call Lisa Green 07935 001738 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
Lisa Ward on 07511 178438 (Monday, Thursday, Friday)
Benefits to Volunteering
The many benefits of volunteering with us include:
- Expenses paid.
- Flexible online induction.
- Free Access to online training.
- Opportunity to apply for internal vacancies.
- You can make a difference to people’s lives.
- You can be part of an organisation with a high profile both locally and nationally.
- You will be given ongoing support.