Volunteer

 

                Celebrating Volunteers in 2010

How can volunteers help?

Administration

There is always a phone that needs answering, queries that need to be dealt with and a million other jobs! As a volunteer you will work in a supportive and friendly environment and have the opportunity to develop your skills.

Telephone Helpline

  • Are you a good listener?
  • Do you have a calm manner?
  • Can you speak clearly?

If so, you could join our apt awards accredited training and volunteer on our Helpline.

 

Women in distress, including women suffering domestic abuse use the Helpline and volunteers provide a confidential, non-judgemental listening service.

 

As a Volunteer you would work for one shift a week and attend monthly supervision.

Befriending

  • Are you interested in helping someone regain confidence in doing everyday things like going to the shops or joining an evening class?
  • Are you a good listener?

If so, you could be a Befriender.

 

Most women who receive befriending are isolated and need help to improve the quality of their lives by establishing new interests, broadening social networks or starting new hobbies.

 

Befrienders work for up to three hours each week for a year and attend monthly supervision.

How to become a volunteer

If you are interested in any of these volunteering opportunities, contact us for an application pack.

Tel: 0345 4582914 or 0117 9166461

Email: info@womankindbristol.org.uk

 

Quality Standard of the Mental Health Helpline Partnership  Member of the Telephone Helplines Association  Mentoring + Befriending Foundation, approved provider

What we offer our volunteers

Training

 

Support

 

Supervision

 

Experience of working in the mental health field

 

Social events and new friendships

 

Expenses

We welcome applications from women of all cultures, ages and backgrounds and from women who have direct experience of mental health issues.

 

Our premises are wheelchair accessible.