Thank you so much for all the help, support and kindness you have shown me. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time at Mind and have learnt so much as a trainee.
We thank all our volunteers for their valuable contribution to Mind in Croydon. Please note that all our volunteers (including volunteer/trainees) are subject to versions of the following documents which will be amended to reflect the needs of our different projects. Please note, the relationship between volunteers and Mind in Croydon is concerned with training/volunteering, not with employment. Volunteers including trainee/volunteers are undertaking work and complying with instructions as a trainee/volunteer, not as an employee. The underlying purpose of any agreement between yourself and Mind in Croydon is not to establish a relationship of an employer and employee but to enable you to acquire certain skills and experience (as a trainee) or to volunteer with the organisation.
If you require any clarification of the above, please contact the Human Resources Manager at 26 Pampisford Road, Purley, CR8 2NE (020 8668 2210) for further details.
Active Minds Volunteer Buddy
While changes to the service are in place due to COVID-19 the buddy role has changed slightly.
We are now looking for volunteers to make weekly phone calls to people who would usually be accessing the groups but are currently isolated while social distancing is in place.
The phone calls will have a focus on supporting the service user to take positive actions through out the week to remain physically and mentally well.
Please complete the application form below if you are interested in this opportunity.
As part of Active Minds we are recruiting a team of volunteers who understand how sport and physical activity improves our mental and physical health. You’ll be able to support people with mental health problems so they can develop their own passion for sport.
You’ll need to be able to establish good relationships with people from different backgrounds and have some understanding of mental health.
We’ll support and train you as one of our volunteer Buddies, which could be the first step of a new career in sport mentoring or peer support.
To apply please contact 020 8253 8205 or email email@example.com.
Active Minds – Support Service Users in Using Video Calls
We are also looking for people to provide brief support to service users in accessing the online Zoom sessions we are currently running. Often people do not have the confidence to access Zoom on line, we have found providing one or two one to one sessions before accessing a group can really build confidence.
You don’t need to be a zoom wizard yourself, basic knowledge is helpful but it is more the confidence and willingness to try the various platforms that is useful.
If you are interested please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Active Minds Admin Support Volunteers
A new volunteering role to provide administrative support to the Active Minds service on a Tuesday afternoon following our weekly welcome meeting for new service users. Your role will be to register new applicants on our excel and on line data bases to ensure they receive information on the activities they are interested in as well as filing application forms and contacting new referral to book into the next weeks welcome meeting.
For more information please call 020 8253 8206.
Active Minds Allotment Volunteers
We are looking for volunteers to help support the Mind in Croydon Allotment group on Tuesday or Thursday each week.
The group supports people with experience of mental health problems such as depression and anxiety at the South Croydon Allotments. Here they can gain knowledge, learn new skills and experience the benefits of gardening.
If you are interested or would like to know more please contact the Active Minds team on:
020 8253 8205
Please do send in applications as we regularly recruit and will hold your application form on file ready for these times.
You will find more information about the service by clicking here.
Please send application forms marked for the attention of the Counselling Service Manager, Mind in Croydon, 26 Pampisford Road, Purley, Surrey, CR8 2NE.
Online Auction Volunteer Required
The opportunity we are looking to recruit a small team of volunteers to help run our eBay sales operation. This is an exciting project to get involved with and an opportunity to develop good grounding in business and marketing skills.
The role will involve:
- Researching items on eBay – looking up similar items to gauge the auction starting price and the best categories to list the items in for maximum exposure.
- Photographing items to be listed – buyers need to see clearly what they are bidding on (inc. markings, damage etc).
- Estimating postage & packaging costs – prospective buyers will want to know the cost of postage and packing if they win the item.
- We are also looking for one full-time or two part-time volunteers with a good understanding of the internet and e-commerce to help lead the eBay operation. You will be working alongside the shop manager to set up and coordinate a functional system for sorting and preparing stock that is to be sold online. As a team leader you will need to be clear about which items are ready to list, which are currently listed and which are ready to post to the buyer (winning bidder).
We are also looking for volunteers with expertise in certain types of items to help identify valuable goods that can be sold online.
Times you can volunteer: Monday – Saturday: Morning or Afternoon.
If you are interested, please contact 020 8253 8200.
Volunteer at Addiscombe Shop
Addiscombe Shop, 289 Lower Addiscombe Road, Addiscombe, Surrey, CR0 6RE
Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm
Sunday 10am to 4pm
Telephone: 020 8662 9383