Volunteering Opportunities at Islington Mind’s Enablement Service

The Islington Mind Enablement Service offers Islington residents who experience mental health problems, the opportunity to work in a focused way through a programme of up to 16 weeks, designed with them to help develop strategies to improve their quality of life and reduce their dependence on statutory services. We also offer one-off sessions of personalised support.

We are looking for volunteers who can support people with activities for at least 3 hours per week. Activities such as:

  • Escorting people to appointments/outings/activities or events
  • Organisational and administrative tasks – help with budgeting; understanding/applying for welfare benefits; letter writing and form filling; arranging activities/appointments; planning the use of other services such as shopping
  • Supporting people to maintain their homes – reporting/organising repairs; organising a move; signposting and referring to services and activities
  • Ad-hoc support

Staff benefits include volunteers receiving 4 days of training and a fortnightly group supervision.

What you will gain from this role:

  • Free accredited Mental Health First Aid training
  • On the job training and supervision
  • Support with professional development
  • Work references provided after completion of one year’s volunteering
  • Travel expenses reimbursed (within London)

How to apply: Please read the Role Description carefully and if you feel you are able to commit to the requirements of the position, we would love to hear from you. Please return the completed volunteer application form, along with a copy of your CV, to ossi.ron@islingtonmind.org.uk

If you have any questions, please email Ossi at ossi.ron@islingtonmind.org.uk or phone 020 3301 9850 

Author: Philip Challinor
Posted on: 9th July 2019