Volunteering

volunteers

GMMH wholeheartedly recognises the value of volunteering for our service users and carers, our staff, and you yourselves as volunteers.  We actively encourage the involvement of volunteers across all services, both clinical and corporate.

Volunteers provide a valuable service to the Trust, therefore, it is essential that we recruit, induct and support you properly.  Not only does this ensure you feel valued and supported, but it ensures safe practice as our service users are often vulnerable adults and children.

We know that the direct involvement of volunteers in delivering our services can foster better engagement with our service users and carers, empower individuals and communities, and contribute to more responsive services.    Volunteering can promote good physical and mental health for you as volunteers yourselves and our service users and carers. 

It is part of the national NHS Five Year Plan to integrate people with lived experience of mental health difficulties themselves into the workforce.  Our service users tell us that they would welcome support from someone who has experience of what they are going through in order to help them in their recovery journey.  We have feedback from service users and Volunteer Peer Mentors in our services that tells us that creating this connection between peers offers people hope, aspiration and motivation.

That is why many of our volunteer opportunities are for Peer Mentors and Buddies, but we also have many other opportunities as well.  In our in-patient areas for example our service users tell us that although the quality of care is high, they do experience boredom which can exacerbate their condition.  Therefore we also have opportunities for Volunteer Activity Assistants in our in-patient areas.

We also recognise that volunteering is a valuable means to support career development for those needing to gain experience in order to pursue their career.  As such, we welcome applications for students and the general public.

When we have a vacancy for a volunteer we will list it below.  Please click on the opportunities available and pay particular attention to the requirements for the role.  You will need to complete our Trust Volunteer Application Form which you can download in order to apply.  Please return your completed application form to the contact detailed in the advertisement by the closing date specified.

Thank you and good luck!

Current Opportunities

Lowry Unit Volunteer Visitor Liaison

Specialist Service Network, Adult Forensic Services, Lowry Unit

Volunteer Visitor Liaison

We are looking for friendly, helpful individuals as an initial point of contact for Visitors and Service Users attending Lowry Unit.

You will work as part of a team to provide a welcoming positive experience for service users, family and visitors when they attend the service. You will inform ward staff when visitors arrive and escort them around the building where required, offer information and refreshments and ensure the reception and family area is tidy and up to date with information.

If you have good communication skills and an understanding of mental health and the recovery process, we would like to hear from you.

Closing date for applications 30 July 2018

For further information and application form, please contact:

Noreen McCole, Engagement Co-ordinator

Tel:  0161 271 0294

 Email: Noreen.McCole@gmmh.nhs.uk

Visitor Liaison Lowry.docx[docx] 2MB

Volunteer-Application-Form-.docx [docx] 43KB

Achieve Volunteer Cafe Assistant

Achieve Salford is a drug and alcohol treatment and recovery service part of Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, and are looking for volunteers to assist in the running of the café, serving customers, preparing food and maintaining a clean and safe working environment; to be delivered at various sites across Salford, Bolton, Trafford. 

Open applications are invited for interviews on the following dates:

31 August 2018

28 September 2018

26 October 2018

30 November 2018

Please return completed application forms to tonya.nettleton@gmmh.nhs.uk

Closing date Thursday 23 November 2018.

Apply to, or, for further information or informal discussions please contact Tonya Nettleton on 0161 358 1530.

Volunteer Cafe Assistant.docx [docx] 2MB

Volunteer Application Form.doc [doc] 94KB

 

 

Achieve Volunteer Group Facilitator

Achieve Salford is a drug and alcohol treatment and recovery service part of Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, and are looking for volunteers to facilitate and / or co-facilitate a wide range of group work for service users within the substance misuse setting; to be delivered at various sites across Salford, Bolton and Trafford at the direction of PSI & Group Work Lead.

Open applications are invited for interviews on the following dates:

31 August 2018

28 September 2018

26 October 2018

30 November 2018

Please return completed application forms to tonya.nettleton@gmmh.nhs.uk

Closing date Thursday 23 November 2018.

Apply to, or, for further information or informal discussions please contact Tonya Nettleton on 0161 358 1530.

Volunteer Group Co-Facilitator.docx [docx] 2MB

Volunteer Application Form.doc [doc] 94KB

Achieve Volunteer Gardener

Achieve Salford is a drug and alcohol treatment and recovery service part of Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, and are looking for volunteers to work with service users/family & carers/local residents to develop the external garden areas surrounding The Orchard Community Hub; in order to support skill building and enhance the outdoor space, whilst supporting health and well-being.

Open applications are invited for interviews on the following dates:

31 August 2018

28 September 2018

26 October 2018

30 November 2018

Please return completed application forms to tonya.nettleton@gmmh.nhs.uk

Closing date Thursday 23 November 2018.

Apply to, or, for further information or informal discussions please contact Tonya Nettleton on 0161 358 1530.

Volunteer Gardener.docx [docx] 2MB

Volunteer Application Form.doc [doc] 94KB

Achieve Volunteer Meet and Greet

Achieve Salford is a drug and alcohol treatment and recovery service part of Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, and are looking for volunteers to offer information, advocacy and support to substance users accessing or seeking to access the Recovery Hub or service; to support a safe and recovery focused environment and act as a link between service users and practitioners. The role will include providing support at the information sessions; ‘meet and greet’ and supporting people before and after their initial assessment. You will also help manage the resource materials available and encourage the participation in groups and activities; to be delivered at various sites across Salford, Bolton and Trafford .

Open applications are invited for interviews on the following dates:

31 August 2018

28 September 2018

26 October 2018

30 November 2018

Please return completed application forms to tonya.nettleton@gmmh.nhs.uk

Closing date Thursday 23 November 2018.

Apply to, or, for further information or informal discussions please contact Tonya Nettleton on 0161 358 1530.

Volunteer Meet Greet.docx [docx] 2MB

Volunteer Application Form.doc [doc] 94KB

 

Therapy Hub Volunteer Gardener

The Therapy Hub based at the Victoria Park Centre, Longsight, Manchester, is a multi-disciplinary service which provides assessment and time limited treatment for those in Later Life with complex mental health needs requiring intensive assessment or input and therapies and operates across the City.  The nurse-led service provides a safe, friendly and supportive environment which encourages independence and rehabilitation.  The service is looking for a volunteer gardener to work with service users to maintain and develop the external garden areas surrounding The Therapy Hub, in order to support skill building and enhance the outdoor space supporting health and well-being.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 12 August 2018.

For further information please contact either Andy Price or Sophie MacAulay on 0161 358 5947 or 1061 358 5949.

Email: Sophie.Macaulay@gmmh.nhs.uk or Andy.Price@gmmh.nhs.uk

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Volunteer-Application-Form-.docx [docx] 43KB

Volunteer Application Form

You will need to complete our Trust Volunteer Application Form to apply for vacancies. 

Please return your completed application form to the contact detailed in the advertisement by the closing date specified.

GMMH Volunteering Application Form [docx] 184KB

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