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Outreach Home Visit Volunteers
What do your volunteers do?
Our Outreach Visitor Volunteers offer companionship and support for our members, who are adults living with enduring mental illness. Our outreach services include supporting members either in their own homes or remotely by telephone or video call. Our focus is to help our members live their best life.
Outreach volunteers usually meet members each week and the support they provide is varied and dependent on the goals of the member. It means extending the hand of friendship and might involve the likes of providing a helping hand with things like shopping, supporting a hobby, attending medical appointments or perhaps going for walks and providing a listening ear.
How do I become a Volunteer?
First, check out our role descriptions here. If you think you have the skills and are interested in applying for one of our roles, please complete the application form here.
Our volunteers are aged 18+, and all have in common a motivation, enthusiasm, and willingness to support others through advice, empowerment, communication and listening.
All our volunteers are carefully selected. You will be interviewed and asked to provide two references and a DBS check. We will give you comprehensive training in Mental Health Awareness, Safeguarding Adults, and Equality and Diversity. If you are making home visits you will also be first aid trained.
What happens when I first meet the member?
Our team will introduce you to the member for your first session. With the member you will sign an agreement outlining your role and responsibilities.
Your Line Manager will be in contact with you regularly to support you. We want you to enjoy the time you spend with the member and feel confident in your role.
Who will the members be?
Our members are adults who live with enduring mental illness and often feel lonely and isolated. Their support needs are wide ranging and differ from member to member.
What happens next?
If you are interested in volunteering to join our team, please read the role descriptions and if you think you have the skills and requirements we need, please complete the application form below. We would love to hear from you.