Volunteering for Lambeth & Southwark Mind
We really value our volunteers, whose dedication and hard work makes it possible for Lambeth and Southwark Mind to achieve our mission.
Why volunteer with Lambeth and Southwark Mind?
There are a huge number of benefits to be gained from volunteering for our organisation, including:
- Helping members of our community experiencing mental health difficulties to get the help and support they deserve.
- Gaining useful work experience for your CV
- Developing new or existing skills
- Meeting and socialising with new like-minded people
- Making a difference can be rewarding!
What do our volunteers say?
I have worked at Lambeth and Southwark Mind for over five years. My role is in admin support for the whole office team in the Lambeth office. I’m always on hand to assist with office tasks even if it’s just to prepare a cup of tea or coffee for clients!
When I came to volunteer at Lambeth & Southwark Mind I was very lucky as I allowed to take baby steps, in the beginning, by doing data entry and then later I was encouraged to do e-mails and now I do phone calls as well. Once a month we sit down and go through things. I love those meetings as it’s so important to know I am doing things right and how I can improve.
Service: Telephone Befriending
The Telephone Befriending Service is a new project currently being constructed. During 2020 we ran a pilot for 6 months and this was very successful. The timing was particularly important as many people were isolated and lonely as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Now that we are beginning to come out of the many lockdowns, the impact of the last year or more on people’s mental health and general wellbeing is surfacing in many different ways. Frequent calls to our Information Service are from people with anxieties about re-engaging with people and the community. They feeling trapped by this, and as a consequence are experiencing continued isolation and loneliness.
Volunteering with the Telephone Befriending Service:
Currently, we are in the process of recruiting suitable volunteers for the Telephone Befriending service. All volunteers will be vetted, trained and supervised. If you are interested in volunteering with this service you can contact Venus Caesar the Manager for the Befriending Service via email at [email protected] for more information.
Accessing the Befriending Service:
If you are currently struggling with isolation and loneliness and are interested in a weekly half hour telephone informal chat then do contact us for more information at [email protected]
As we still in the recruitment phase for volunteers it will take some time before we can offer the weekly chats. We will keep you updated through this page or you can contact us on 020 8159 8355 or email [email protected]