Volunteering

Volunteering can be an enjoyable and rewarding experience which can give you the opportunity to meet people, gain new skills, or move into paid employment. It can also enable you to use existing skills, add structure to your life or support a cause that is important to you.

Stockport and District Mind is committed to good practice in volunteering:

  • We provide appropriate induction, training and support.
  • We are committed to valuing diversity in the recruitment, selection and involvement of volunteers.
  • Volunteers’ contributions are valued and will be treated with respect.
  • We seek volunteers’ views on team and organisational issues.

Becoming a volunteer for Stockport and District Mind

The selection process for volunteers is based on the skills and interests of the volunteer and the current needs of Stockport and District Mind. It involves receipt of satisfactory references and possibly a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check if relevant to the role.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

We currently have a volunteer opportunity as part of our physical health project. Please click the link below to find out more:

Get Set To Go Volunteers, part of our physical health project – Get Set To Go Volunteer

The application form for the role can be downloaded here – Application Form

You can fill this in and email your application to natalie.wright@stockportmind.org.uk – you could print this, hand write on it, and scan it back in, or if you have access to a PDF writer programme you could fill it in directly on there.

Alternatively, you could post your application to us – Natalie Wright, Dove House, 65 Union Street, Stockport, SK1 3NP.

You can contact us on 0161 480 7393 if you have any problems with accessing application forms and role descriptions and we can post them out to you.

We want people who volunteer with us to be ready for this and for it to be the right time for them to volunteer. This is both for your own wellbeing, and for the wellbeing of those who we support. Therefore, we do ask that if you’ve been accessing our mental health services, you’ve been disengaged for at least the last six months. If you have any questions about this, please get in touch.

Get involved with us in other ways

Not everyone wants to get involved with Stockport Mind by volunteering, or as mentioned above, not everyone is quite ready to just now.

You can also keep up to date with us by following us on Facebook, Twitterlooking at our Blog postsand you can even subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter.

Fundraising is another way you can get involved. If you’re planning an event or want to discuss ideas, please email info@stockportmind.org.uk and we can see how we can help.