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Volunteers play an important role in our Trust, by providing a much needed helping hand to people suffering with mental health problems.

Anyone over the age of 18 who has some spare time can apply. We recruit people from a wide range of backgrounds, for a variety of rewarding opportunities.

Benefits of volunteering

Not only do the people using our services benefit from the contribution our volunteers make, but you can also benefit from the experience.

By giving up your time to lend a helping hand and supporting the work of our clinical professionals, you in return will get the satisfaction of time and effort well spent.

In addition, volunteering can be a great way to:

  • meet new people
  • learn new skills
  • gain useful experience
  • give something back.

Who can volunteer

Volunteers come from all walks of life. They bring a wide variety of skills to our Trust and no previous experience of healthcare is necessary. Volunteering provides a worthwhile activity which we greatly value as does everyone you assist.

The minimum age is 18 and there is no upper limit.

Volunteer opportunities

The Trust has re-opened its systems for the recruitment of volunteers. The recruitment process begins by completing an application form and then attending an informal interview so that we can find out more about you.

This process including the planning of a placement and training can take anything up to twelve weeks. All volunteer roles have a task description which details their commitment requirements.

As there is a lot of work involved in setting up and training our volunteers, we look for individuals who can make a long term commitment.

If you would like more information about becoming a volunteer, please contact the service on the details to the right.