Volunteer Peer Mentor
Are you a reliable and friendly individual who is looking to volunteer some of your time in the local community? Our Dudley Hub and Outreach Service is looking to take on a volunteer to become a Peer Mentor.
The service aims to prevent and maintain the wellbeing of the people we support, as we provide service users access to one-to-one support in the hub and out in the community. In addition to this we also offer a timetable of wellbeing activities, mental health management sessions and social opportunities through our network of community based groups.
As a volunteer Peer Mentor we would like you to set up and deliver a small group or activity to a number of service users at the Dudley Hub and Outreach Service. The aim of the group will be to reduce social isolation and also improve people’s mood and wellbeing.
The group or activity will be led by you as the volunteer, so if you have any skills you’d like to share as an series of activity sessions, such as gardening, crafts, or art. Or, if you’d like to bring together a group of people, for refreshments and a chat this could be the opportunity for you.
We are looking for someone with strong interpersonal skills and good communication skills, who would like to develop these skills further and become a leader. We are also looking for someone who can follow written and verbal instructions, is punctual and reliable, with previous experience of working with or knowledge of supporting adults with support needs.
As a volunteer with Creative Support we offer training for your role, access to a volunteer supervisor, an induction, a monthly Volunteer newsletter, and an online volunteer’s peer support group. Together we can make a difference.
All interested applicants will need to be available to volunteer for 3-5 hours a week.
If you’d like to discuss volunteering with us, the role you’re applying for or your application form you can contact our Volunteer Department on 0161 236 0829 or email email@example.com.
We would encourage you to apply to us even if you have not yet had your COVID 19 vaccine. You will be required to have your first COVID 19 vaccine prior to your interview and your second vaccine before you start volunteering with us. Applicants who are unable to receive the vaccination on medical grounds are still welcome to apply with provision of their official NHS COVID pass letter of medical exemption.
Creative Support is a passionate, inclusive, and anti-racist organisation. We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion, Disability Confident Employer who have recently received Investors in People Silver award. We actively encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds and cultures.
In order to apply, please read the job description and then complete the online application form using the links above.
You can also download a copy of our application form using the links above. Completed Application Forms must be submitted to our Head Office address (below) or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered for the vacancy. If you have not received a response to your application within 10 working days of the closing date please accept this as notification of an unsuccessful application. Unsuccessful applicants must wait 6 months before reapplying.
If you require any advice on completing your application form, please call us on 0161 236 0829.
Recruitment Department, Creative Support Ltd, Wellington House, 131 Wellington Road South, Stockport, SK1 3TS