New volunteer training courses - January 2017

9 January 2017

We are recruiting more volunteers in Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale to help transform the lives of people living in the local community. 

We currently have 50 volunteers, many of them supporting people through our Side by Side Service, providing social, emotional and practical support as well as providing information and advocacy so they can lead fuller and more active lives.
We are greatly in need of more people wanting to volunteer for Side by Side as there is currently a substantial waiting list for people wanting help . We are also desperately in need of volunteers to help with fundraising whether that is via joining the fundraising committee or simply signing up to be an 'on call' fundraiser who will join the circulation list and volunteer perhaps 3 or 4 times a year at collections, bag packs or craft fairs.
The training sessions will take place in both Scarborough and Whitby during January 2017. Scarborough will run over four afternoon sessions at Falsgrave Community Resource Centre in Seamer Road, Scarborough. Whitby will take place in the early evenings at Green Lane Centre.
Natalie Miles, volunteer co-ordinator for SWR Mind said: “Mind’s volunteers come from all walks of life and don’t need any experience of mental ill health to join our team. They just need a desire to help others and willingness to commit time on a short, medium or longer term basis.
“Volunteering can be a great opportunity to use existing talents and develop new ones, undertake new activities, make friends, build confidence and make a positive contribution to your community.”
We offer full training, out of pocket expenses, group support and development sessions, employment or educational references and thank you events.
Anyone interested in finding out more about volunteering with Scarborough Whitby and Ryedale Mind call volunteer co-ordinator Natalie Miles on (01723) 356562 for an informal chat or email her at natalie.miles@swrmind.org.uk
If you would like to submit an application, the form is available to download here