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Help provide a warm welcome to those attending our mental wellbeing peer support groups – Reading

Reception / Meet and greet volunteers needed for Depression Xpression

Depression Xpression is a peer support group for people with depression, anxiety and other mental health issues. We aim to create a safe, non-judgemental space where people can share issues and socialise. We do not offer counselling.

We also have speakers and demonstrations on subjects related to mental health and wellbeing.

Volunteers are needed to greet people and offer refreshments as they arrive, be available for friendly conversation and as a listening ear throughout the meeting, and particularly to keep an eye on newcomers – making sure they feel welcome and introducing them to others as appropriate.

Knowledge or experience of mental health issues is not essential, but will be an advantage.

Contact person firstname
Lynda Chater, Volunteer Co-ordinator
Lastname
Contact person's position
Mobile?
07852 732 194

Location description
RISC, 35-39 London Street, Reading, RG1 4PS

4 Waylen Street, Reading, RG1 7UR


Wheelchair accessible?
Yes
Car parking for the volunteer?
No
Secure bicycle parking?
No
Near public transport?
Yes
How much time?
A few hours a month
What times and days of the week?
Mon EVEWed EVE
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
RISC: One evening a month second Monday

4 Waylen Street: One evening a month last Wednesday
Task type?
Reception / Meet and greet
Will suit someone like this:
Keen learnerGood sense of humourSociablePatientSupportiveCommunicator
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Yes
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Informal training in the form of advice and mentoring from other volunteers
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Informal training in the form of advice and mentoring from other volunteers
Are expenses paid?
No
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
No
Are references required?
No
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
18
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
2
Opportunity added on
30 October 2019

Read more about Depression Xpression