Brecon and District Mind offer a range of volunteer opportunities for anyone looking to give back to their community, build experience, or learn new skills. We have roles suitable for all time commitments; from ad hoc fundraising to regular weekly activity sessions; with plenty in between. If you feel you could help us to help others please do contact us for an informal chat or return the attached application form below.
We are currently looking for people for the following voluntary roles:
- Welcome & Wellbeing Centre Volunteers
- Event & Fundraising Volunteers
- Volunteer Drivers
- Activity Volunteers
A Welcome Volunteer would be the first face that people looking for support or information see or hear, either in our Wellbeing Centre or over the phone. This “Meet & Greet” position requires a friendly ear and an understanding personality as it’s often difficult for people to make that first request for help. The ability to make a good welcoming cuppa goes a long way.
Wellbeing Centre Volunteers
Our Wellbeing Centre Volunteers are the backbone of our services. They assist staff in running groups and activities as well as promoting Brecon and District Mind’s work. They also help with the smooth running of our Wellbeing Centre in Brecon and occasionally our outreaches; being the first point of contact to new members with a friendly ear to listen to people who just need a chat.
Volunteers can gain experience in social care and mental health. Being a Wellbeing Centre Volunteer is a wonderful way to give back to your community and help local people who are struggling. All Wellbeing Centre Volunteers are DBS checked and are given training and induction.
Events & Fundraising Volunteers
We are looking for volunteers to help us run awareness and fundraising events. This could range from planning and organsing events to street collecting for an hour or so. Volunteers will be given induction so you are aware of the work we do.
We have recently acquired our first Community Vehicle and are now looking for a volunteer driver. This could involve taking a group on an outing perhaps to a local garden centre or providing transport for members to get to the centre for Sunday lunch.
We offer a range of activities that volunteers could help with, such as art and craft groups, eco-therapy activities and gardening. Sessions run on a regular basis so ideally we would like people who could commit to a set session each week.
As a Peer Navigator, you’ll support people with mild to moderate mental health problems, such as anxiety or depression, to access the services and activities that their Link Worker from the Social Prescribing Service has referred them to.
All Volunteers are given supervision and basic training by staff and are responsible to the the Senior Management Team.
If you are interested in giving a few hours of your time each week or just on the odd occasion, please contact the office on 01874 611529 or email firstname.lastname@example.org