Volunteering at Tameside Oldham and Glossop Mind
Most of our counselling sessions, workshops, fundraising, cafes and other endless activities are delivered by an amazing band of people who volunteer with us.
Start by browsing the vacant volunteer roles to see which appeal the most.
Placement Counsellor: View the Role Description and Application Form.
Wellbeing Projects Volunteers
We have a variety of exciting roles available in our wellbeing projects team, which delivers a wide variety of therapeutic and wellbeing actitivies to people in Tameside and Oldham.
Therapeutic Course Facilitator
Co-deliver psycho-education courses to small groups of mental health clients. Empower participants to manage their mental health by teaching a range of self-help interventions. Groups include: Stress and Anxiety; Confidence and low Self-Esteem; Anger Management. Either therapeutic or training experience is beneficial.
Guided Wellbeing Worker
Work 1-1 with clients to help them manage their own mental health by using a range of guided self-help techniques including: CBT, Mindfulness, Relaxation, Goal setting, Coaching, etc. One to one experience beneficial.
If you're interested in any of the above roles, please visit our application form to apply.
At the last count there are over 80 talented individuals who give up their time to work with clients and deliver a broad range of amazing skills and passions – ranging from counselling, face to face support, allotment work, café support, community engagement work, admin support and all sorts in between!
What’s in it for you?
Volunteering really is a win-win. Many of our volunteers receive a sense of job satisfaction and enjoyment from ‘giving something back’ or learning new skills themselves. It's also a very constructive and rewarding way to spend your free time, in the community making new acquaintances and developing new interests.
What’s more, volunteering provides the opportunity to build your CV, references and attractiveness to a potential employer. Many of our volunteers have gone onto paid employment in the mental health, well-being and education sectors. In fact, the majority of our paid staff team started out as volunteers for the organisation.
What to expect
You can expect a comprehensive induction programme. In addition to this we offer a training package to suit the needs of the volunteering role, providing an introduction to the organisation.
For some roles this includes modules such as ‘How to deal with difficult situations’, ‘Listening skills’, ‘Gardening skills’, ‘Café assistance’, ‘Fundraising practice’, ‘Community engagement’ and ‘Anti-discriminatory practice’. Also we offer an additional free personal and professional development training programme. We run a training course each month such as ‘Understanding Sexuality’, ‘Attempted Suicide and Self-harm awareness’, ‘Facilitating a Group’ and ‘Drama Therapy’.
This training can be counted towards the personal and professional development hours required for accreditation by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
We recognise the importance of self-care when working within this field and make it one of our priorities to offer on-going support to all our volunteers.
Please be aware we require a gap between accessing our services and volunteering in most roles.
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