Recovery Supporter

Here at Recovery Focus and Richmond Fellowship we believe that some of the most valuable support anyone can give to somebody going through mental-health recovery is from a place of empathy and kindness.

Your role will be to work alongside our recovering clients in a 1-1 setting a few hours a week in order to provide your experience, empathy and support to aide them in their recovery. You will be a compassionate voice to talk to and will help empower them to fulfill their daily activities such as shopping, going for a coffee, or simply going for a walk in addition to deciding support plans and goals together.

The position of Recovery Supporter is there for you if you are a compassionate individual with a heart for Mental Health support who has a few hours a week to spare and wish to “give back” and provide your own valuable experiences and empathy to support our clients who are going through recovery.

You will be fully supported by our Peer-Support Coordinator and will be given a full induction, support and training. There is also potential to join our free “level 2” accredited qualification in “Volunteer Mentoring and Support” should you wish.

We are excited to present this opportunity to allow members of the public to support vulnerable people in society and look forward to hearing from you.

Skills

We are looking for people who are:

A) Keen to use their interest to support those with mental health difficulties.

B) Are kind and encouraging in nature.

C) Have the ability to work on your own initiative in a friendly, welcoming manner.

D) Have good communication skills and an understanding of boundaries.

E) "Mental-health aware".

F) Able to work in compliance with policies and procedures.

G) Have a Willingness to partake in training.


Details

  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
    18+ only
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
    Yes plus accredited course potential
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 30/10/2010

End Date: 30/10/2021

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Location

This opportunity is available Countywide.


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