Scottish Mental Health Charity Looking for Resource Volunteer In GlasgowPublished On 13-09-2012 Last Updated On 08-03-2013
SAMH (the Scottish Association for Mental Health) is a charity working across Scotland. Every year, we provide over a million hours of support to people who need our help. Every week, we work with around 3,000 individuals in over 80 services. Every day, we campaign for better mental health for the people of Scotland.
For Scotland’s mental health
In June 2011, SAMH opened its first local resource centre in Glasgow’s Merchant City. We now have exciting opportunities for committed volunteers to provide face to face assistance to the general public in the Resource Centre.
Resource Centre Volunteer (Ref: C118) (Glasgow based)
With one in four people experiencing a mental health problem at some point in their lives, mental health needs to be central to Scottish life, and SAMH wants you to help us achieve this. The Glasgow Resource Centre is based in SAMH’s city centre office and operates to the following remit: to actively provide information about mental health and to empower people to take action on their own mental health.
The Resource Centre provides:
• A wide range of information leaflets on all aspects of mental health and wellbeing
• Access to the internet for independent or guided research
• Information on support in your local area and signposting to other services
• It also offers a range of services provided on a voluntary basis by other agencies, including debt management, legal advice, counselling and employability advice.
The centre is not a crisis intervention service or general drop in centre.
We are seeking volunteers to work within the resource centre but also to represent the resource centre at external events. We would also like to hear from people with events management, PR or marketing expertise who are interested in using their skills for the benefit of the resource centre. The volunteer opportunities do not require a regular commitment, although this would be welcomed. We are also interested to hear from people who can help us out on an occasional basis.
Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties. PVG Scheme Membership, a Right to Work in the UK check and proof of qualifications declared on the application form are required for this post.
Closing date for all applications is Friday 21st September 2012 at 12 noon. Successful applicants will be asked to attend a number of full day training sessions in October.
Application forms and role descriptions are available on our website and must be returned as a typed word document to firstname.lastname@example.org