Volunteer with us
We have lots of different volunteering opportunities within our services. Together, our current volunteers give more than 300 hours of their time every week supporting staff, patients and their families.
Our volunteers bring their skills, their knowledge and a desire to make a difference to our services and the lives of the people we care for. We train, support and develop our volunteers so they can play a meaningful and valuable role.
We hear stories every week from our volunteers themselves, and from the staff and patients they work with, about the incredible difference volunteers make to people's lives. We are proud of our volunteers and the enormous contribution they make.
What do we look for in a volunteer?
We’re looking for people who want to help us deliver the best care we can to patients, carers and families. It’s always useful if you have a relevant skill (for example you’re a good listener, you have previous experience of supporting vulnerable people, or you are a keen gardener or musician) because everyone has something unique they can offer.
We are ideally looking for people who:
- can commit to a minimum of six months with us
- have some understanding of mental health issues, intellectual and developmental disabilities (learning disabilities) or substance misuse issues
- have their own transport or would find it fairly easy to get to the location of their volunteering using public transport