Carers Connect Volunteer

 

Hours: Varies depending on the groups, however we ask for a commitment of a minimum of 6 months.
Location: Dependant on groups across London Borough of Richmond
Responsible to: A designated staff member in the Carers in Mind team

 

Role Summary:

RB Mind’s Carers in Mind project supports the mental wellbeing of families and friends supporting someone experiencing a mental health issue. The project delivers a variety of services including one-to-one advice and guidance, peer-led support groups, educational workshops and social activities.  Our Carers Connect initiative involves the delivery of a variety of groups aimed at offering a safe and and non-judgemental space where carers can form new social connections, have time for themselves and learn new skills. 

As a Carers Connect Volunteer you will support the running of an existing group or have the chance to create a new group, both alongside another volunteer. During the group you will be offering emotional and/or practical support whilst delivering the activity.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • To support the Carers in Mind team and other Carers Connect Volunteers to facilitate groups.
  • To help design and deliver new groups (if desired).
  • To use own experiences and interests whilst facilitating groups.
  • To help set up and clear away before and after each group.
  • To provide a safe and welcoming atmosphere.
  • To provide practical and/or emotional support to members of the group.
  • To support administration functions i.e. attendance records.
  • To pass on any concerns about a member to the team for additional support.

 

For a full description of the role and person specification please download the role description here.

To apply please download and complete the Volunteer Application Form along with the equality monitoring form.

Completed applications and any enquiries should be sent to our
Volunteer Co-ordinator at [email protected]

 

For more information on what is involved in being a Richmond Borough Mind volunteer, check out our Volunteering page.

 

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