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Application Deadline
23 June 2024

Contract type
Voluntary

Hours
Friday evenings, Saturday evenings, and Sunday afternoons

Salary
Expenses only

Main working location
Buxton, Ripley or Swadlincote

Derbyshire Mind – crisis support volunteer

Do you live in or near Buxton, Ripley or Swadlincote? Are you interested in volunteering with a supportive organisation such as Derbyshire Mind? Are you available on Friday evenings, Saturday evenings, and Sunday afternoons?

Derbyshire Mind's successful crisis support drop-in service operates in Buxton, Swadlincote and Ripley. These local services offer support to adults who are experiencing or nearing a mental health crisis in a safe and welcoming non-clinical environment. We're looking for reliable and supportive volunteers who feel passionate about helping people in need to join us. 

What you'll do

In this role you'll:

  • Facilitate the smooth running of Derbyshire Mind's crisis support drop-in service by presenting a warm and friendly and non-judgemental presence
  • Welcome and support attendees, assist the support workers, and offer support to help attendees engage with various calming activities

About you

We're looking for someone with:

  • Ability to attend training meetings that may be held on weekdays, evenings or weekends
  • Willingness to complete additional training as required
  • Passion for offering a high-quality, welcoming service to people experiencing distress or mental health crisis
  • Open-minded attitude and ability to see things from different perspectives, including respecting diverse values and beliefs
  • Ability to communicate clearly with a friendly and supportive tone, and listen to others in a supportive, non-judgmental way without feeling the need to fix

How to apply

For more information about the role, and the benefits of working for us, click apply now at the top of this page. This will take you through to the Derbyshire Mind website.

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