Volunteering opportunities

We are looking for volunteers to join our older people's service. The Communities in Mind team supports older adults (65 plus) in the Bognor and Chichester areas with their mental well-being

We have some great opportunities for you to use your skills to support people with mental health needs and to provide you with valuable experience for future volunteering and work opportunities.

Newsletter Support Volunteer (6-month minimum commitment)

Role: Creating and producing a monthly newsletter and activity pack. This will involve researching, creating and compiling an entertaining and relevant document using Microsoft Publisher Software.

Skills needed: Good IT skills and the ability to work to a specified deadline.

Location: working from home.

Hours: to be agreed

Phone Support Befriender Volunteer (6-month minimum commitment)

Role: To offer, over the phone, “check-in” support and social interaction with our Communities in Mind service users during the covid-19 situation and possibly on-going.

Skills needed: Very good interpersonal and communication skills.

Location: working from home.

Hours: to be agreed.


Activities & Events Volunteer (6-month minimum commitment)

Role: To assist and support staff to deliver a variety of activities to enhance the experience of service users. To help at events and engage with the public to raise awareness about mental health.

Skills needed: Good communication skills, the ability to carry out some gentle lifting and moving tasks, such as moving chairs and tables. A positive attitude, enthusiasm, patience and understanding.

Location: Bognor or Chichester or both.

Hours: Bognor – Tuesday 12.30 to 3.30, Chichester – Wednesday 12.30 to 3.30

Befriender Volunteer (6-month minimum commitment)

Role: To support and empower people by helping them access social support and activities in the local community.

Skills needed: Very good interpersonal and communication skills. The ability to travel independently to different locations.

Location: Bognor or Chichester or both.

Hours: To be agreed.

Please see below role profiles for each opportunity. For further information about the service and the volunteering opportunities please contact Julia Dendle on 07932 784 979 or email cim@westsussexmind.org

Please state clearly on your application the volunteering role you are applying for, the hours you would like to work and also if you have any restrictions about where you could travel to.





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