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 a 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.

Activities and Events Volunteer (six-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 3.30pm, Chichester – Wednesday 12.30 to 3.30pm

Please see below the role profile for Activities and Events Volunteer, application form and guidance notes.

On-line Activities Support Volunteer (six-month minimum commitment)

Role: To undertake research, compliation, and preparation of resources for our on-line activity and social group sessions; and to be present to help paid staff in the delivery of those sessions.

Skills needed: On-line research skills and curiosity to find interesting material/speakers; willingness to talk to the group on-line; positive, enthusiastic, creative; a good communicator and able to maintain confidentiality.

Location: Can be carried out from your own home or appropriate environment.

Times and Days: Research and preparation element in your own time; presence at groups on certain Tuesdays and/or Thursday afternoons, by agreement.

Please see below the role profile for On-line Activities Support Volunteer, application form and guidance notes.

For further information about the service and the volunteering opportunities please contact Julia Dendle on 07932 784979 or email cim@westsussexmind.org

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

Covid Information - Our services will continue to operate as widely as possible in order to ensure that the most vulnerable people can continue to get the vital support they need. Our staff guidance is regularly updated to reflect the latest government advice. In terms of our buildings, we have two-meter distancing throughout and we ask that staff wear masks as they move around the building.

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