‘Volunteering at CPFT gave me the confidence and skills to go on and seek employment within the NHS.’
What to expect?
There are many different kinds of volunteer roles, both face-to-face and remote (online or over the phone), including:
Pets as Therapy: register your dog to bring on visits to wards – see Isla enjoying her visit above!
Drivers: deliver health and care equipment and supplies to people in the community.
Heart & Soul Coffee Club: help serve tea, sit and have a chat with others who come for a social visit.
Dementia Carers’ Support: befriend the people who care for loved ones with dementia (currently via phone calls).
Surveys: help with phone surveys (call people and enter responses) to help improve services. You could also be involved in developing a service improvement plan from this if interested.
Arts therapy: online and in person – help facilitate sessions.
Speak Your Mind Magazine: get involved in producing this Recovery College publication.
There are many other opportunities that come up, or you might have your own ideas – get in touch to find out more!
‘I have always aspired to support, guide and nurture others. I enjoy advocating for Volunteers and I ensure that every decision made is made with the Volunteers, Service User and Carers best interest. I continue to make a commitment to Volunteering and this gives me nothing more than complete satisfaction!’
Louisa Bullivant – Voluntary Services Manager
‘I started my journey with CPFT as an apprentice studying Business Administration, since then I have worked my way up to being a senior administrator, I really enjoy keeping things organised and “spit spot” for the team. We can’t wait to meet you and to encourage you in your own journey of fulfilment and development.’
Emma Judd – Voluntary Services Administrator
Volunteering opportunities are free