Getting Involved

Role: Arts for Health Assistant

Location: St Barnabas Community Church, Hampton Street, Cannock, WS11 0AS

Hours: 13:30 - 14:30

Arts for Health is looking for a volunteer to serve refreshments including washing up at the Creating a Song and Dance for You sessions.

This is a programme for those living well with dementia and their carers.

The sessions take place at 1.30pm until 2.30pm  St Barnabas Community Church, Hampton Street, Cannock WS11 0AS

Arts for Health requires that wonderful volunteer to join them on Tuesday 24th January Tuesday 7th  & 21st  February  Tuesday 7th  & 21st March

The sessions are 1.30pm until 2.30pm with refreshments served at 2pm

 

Role: Peer Support Worker

Location: Foundation House, St Georges, Stafford, ST16 3SR

Hours: 2 Hours + per week

We want caring compassionate individuals over the age of 21 to offer support by listening to individuals that are dealing with the effects of childhood sexual abuse. 

We want male or female supporters to give as little as 2 hours per week.

Volunteer Role Description:

The support is face to face hourly sessions or over the phone for those unable to attend.

Sitting in on or holding additional groups for victims/survivors and their non-abusing parents/carers partners or supporters.

Administrative duties include, but are not limited to; checking phone messages, organising paperwork, manning the phone line during day/evening.

Fundraising administrative duties include, but are not limited to; raising awareness, approaching businesses or other funding application to gain funds, allowing improvement and growth.

For more information or to apply please email volunteering@sssft.nhs.uk 

 

Role: Chaplaincy Volunteer / Befriending Volunteer

Location: Various – Stafford, Tamworth, Shropshire - by agreement with supervisor and ward manager 

Hours: By agreement with wards – responsive to service users’ needs across a 24/7 area of service delivery, includes evenings and weekends 

The  role  will be to support people who use mental health services and their carers  by being a listening ear and spending time with them as they need it.

Volunteers will contribute under the direction of the Spiritual and Pastoral Care Team. They will be supervised by the Chaplain. Weekly meetings will be arranged allowing positive feedback as well as any concerns or issues volunteers may have. The chaplain will be available for telephone support if required between these planned sessions.

With a regular presence on wards and units, Chaplaincy/Befriending  Volunteers will provide support and practical help to service users and their carers. Chaplaincy/Befriending volunteers inspire hope and belief that recovery is possible through listening, supporting, encouraging and talking. This can help service users regain control over their lives and can encourage their own unique recovery process.

We welcome enquiries from people of all faiths and none.

For more information please read the full description.

If you'd like to take part please fill in a volunteer application form and submit to volunteering@sssft.nhs.uk 

 

Role: Membership Volunteers

Location: Various – South Staffordshire, Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin

Hours: Flexible - In accordance with event dates

We are looking to recruit enthusiastic Membership Volunteers to support the Council of Governors with their recruitment of Trust Members. The role will be required on an ad hoc basis, as and when an event or recruitment campaign has been organised through the Membership Office and Council of Governors. Events are usually once every two-three months (this may be exceeded in summer months), but we are looking to increase our presence in local communities with the help of volunteers.

Duties:

- Attending shows/events based in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin and South Staffordshire.

- Setting up and packing away of the Membership stand/materials.

- Engaging with members of the public to encourage them to become Trust members.

- Help create visual stand displays, activities and materials to use on the day.

- Promoting Membership and the Trust’s services.

- Working with and supporting the Membership Office and Council of Governors at shows/events.

- Supporting Governors to engage with their constituents.

- Promote combating stigma surrounding mental health.

- Attending local community events and meetings helping to raise the profile of membership and recruiting members.

Personal Attributes:

The desired candidates should be creative, confident and approachable, comfortable with engaging the public and talking about mental health. As the main part of your role will be supporting events based in Staffordshire, Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, a full UK driving license would be preferable (Mileage will be fully reimbursed via expenses). The role would be well suited to a team player, with lots of initiative, wishing to gain recruitment experience.

To apply please complete an application form and email to volunteering@sssft.nhs.uk or call 01785 783080 for more information.

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