Do you enjoy meeting people? Would you like a rewarding and varied voluntary role helping people in our local community? Would you like the challenge of assisting others in building confidence and fulfilling their dreams? If so North Kent Mind need you. There is a wide variety of opportunities within the organisation.
We utilise volunteers in the following;
Weekly Drop-In Sessionswhere you will socialise and interact with service users and help them to build their confidence and self-esteem.
Weekly Activity Sessions where you will help individual service users to participate with the activity. You may even want to lead a session if you have a particular interest in the subject.
Self-management Groups where you will help the facilitator work with service users who are learning to cope with particular mental health difficulties.
Office Administration volunteers.
The Counselling Service – trainee volunteer counsellors (at a minimum of year two) or qualified counsellors provide weekly sessions for clients.
The Board of Trustees is the group which has ultimate responsibility for the organisation. To become a trustee a volunteer must be elected or co-opted.
Our Training services requires support from volunteers within different capacities.
Employment Services utilizes volunteers in support sessions and preparing for Work Course.
Our shop Made in Kent is run by volunteers.
Volunteer administrators are utilized for our talking therapy referrals (it is essential that volunteers have qualifications in Psychology/Counseling).
What skills or qualities do I need to become a volunteer?
North Kent Mind welcomes volunteers from all walks of life and values the importance of diversity within the organisation. Mind seeks volunteers who will be non judgemental, have empathy and understanding. Training will be provided to develop these key skills.