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Promote self confidence within our Recovery College

Support volunteers needed for Compass Recovery College in RG1

Our Recovery College is driven by co-production and co-design, so we are looking to work alongside people who bring enthusiasm, skills and experiences to help us get it right.
Do you have lived experience of mental health challenges and feel that you’re in a place of recovery at the moment? Are you a carer or supporter of someone with a mental health problem? Are you a mental health professional or do you have a professional background which could aid in others’ wellbeing?

Volunteering with us promotes self confidence and self-esteem, it helps others and it can help you build up your skills and knowledge too. From day-to-day tasks and administration work to co-producing new courses or delivering on our existing courses. We are looking for volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. Previous experience is not necessary, but our volunteers need to demonstrate empathy, hope and control. A regular time commitment is required, because consistency is important in our work. Courses may be delivered during the daytime or evenings so full-time workers and students are often still able to volunteer with us.

We welcome volunteers at Compass! Get in touch with us to chat more: 0118 9373945, compass.opportunities@reading.gov.uk

Contact person firstname
Mauricha White, Business Support Officer
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
01189373945
Mobile?
07812462816
Contact instructions?
Via email or phone, 9-5 on weekdays
Location address line 1
Reading Borough Council
Line 2
Bridge Street
Line 3
Civic Centre
Town
Reading
County
Berkshire
Postcode
RG1 2LU

Map
Location description
Across Reading and remotely
Wheelchair accessible?
Yes
Car parking for the volunteer?
Yes
Secure bicycle parking?
Yes
Near public transport?
Yes
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMMon EVETue AMTue PMTue EVEWed AMWed PMWed EVEThu AMThu PMFri AMFri PM
Availability required
Any of these times
Task type?
Support
Will suit someone like this:
SupportiveCommunicator
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
We do inductions, offer courses and on the job training
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
1:1 meetings with lead contact, annual supervisions with Compass manager, team meetings, termly contact with other volunteers
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
For travel
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Yes
Are references required?
Yes
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?
5
Opportunity added on
20 April 2021

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