We don’t like to boast but the support and training that St Mungo's offers to New Hope volunteers is really something special.
We know New Hope volunteers have unique skills and talents that can be used to improve mental health services in future. We also know each volunteer has individual circumstances that affect when, where and how they volunteer, not least because of a mental health condition they have.
For that reason, New Hope offers individually tailored support and training, allowing volunteers to
Unlock their power as champions for mental health
Get best results from volunteering
Maintain a healthy balance between volunteering, work and personal lives
Starting as a volunteer for mental health
We regularly have volunteer roles available with New Hope. To find out more you can visit the volunteer opportunities and peer mentoring pages. You can also speak with our Involvement Coordinator Paul who can inform you more. Just email Paul.Rimmer@mungos.org. When you start to volunteer with New Hope you'll;
Get a copy of your Volunteering Pack, which tells you everything you need to know about New Hope volunteering
Work out your volunteer goals and any skills and preferences you have for volunteering
Map out your volunteer goals and what needs to be done to make them happen
Volunteer support and development
Throughout your time as a New Hope volunteer, we’ll offer regular support to keep your volunteering happy and on track. All your volunteer goals, needs and achievements are recorded in your personal volunteer record, so you can see your volunteer development over time. We’ll also help identify any support or training that you’d like in order to develop your volunteer skills.
We love to help New Hope volunteers expand their horizons, whether volunteering at New Hope or getting involved in other ways. One of our volunteers wanted admin experience she could use in future mental health-related work. So, at New Hope, she helped research and publish our wonderful Hope Guide. Now she’s in a full-time job that builds on her volunteer experience with us.