TOG Mind offer a wide variety of services to individuals and groups across Tameside, Oldham & Glossop – these services are often delivered by those who volunteer with us and work closely with our Training Academy.
You could be supporting to deliver ‘Drop In’ sessions to people looking to access support, advocate for people’s mental health, facilitate group sessions, or even provide some structured 1-2-1 support to individuals.
We provide services at varying times including daytime, evenings, and weekends so there is usually a time to suit everyone whether they are accessing the service or supporting its delivery. You could also be supporting an individual to develop self-care skills, increase their resilience, signpost to the relevant service or support someone's journey back to work.
There are many reasons and benefits to becoming a volunteer with us at TOG Mind, here are just a few examples of those;
Full training and ongoing support such as group supervision.
Access to our internal Continual Professional Development (training) Programme.
Full remuneration for any travel expenses incurred.
Experience of working in a wellbeing organisation.
Full references for any future job or volunteer role.
Hot and cold beverages and biscuits throughout your time with us.
Volunteers are a central part of our organisation which means where and when we can invest in volunteers, we do so. All volunteers attend core training and have access to our internal training.
Recently we have placed a few volunteers on our Community Mental Health Course Level 2, and before that we supported a group of volunteers to become trained Mindfulness Practitioners. Though we can’t routinely offer this training to our volunteers, this is something we strive to do as an organisation.
Over 50% of our staff started off working for Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind as a volunteer, where possible we aim to recruit from our volunteer pool. Any sessional work or paid roles are usually advertised interally first giving our volunteers an opportunity to apply for a paid role.
If you are interested in supporting Tameside, Oldham & Glossop Mind please either apply;
Via our application form or;
Email HR [at] togmind.org (subject: Volunteer%20with%20Adults%20Enquiry) for more information.