How can you HAVE FUN, GAIN WORK EXPERIENCE and HELP OTHERS at the same time?
By becoming a VOLUNTEER with EXPRESS GROUP!
Our Volunteers are the life blood of the organisation. Without them the Groups could just not function. The Volunteers have a wide variety of functions depending on what they feel capable of doing.There are lots of ways in which Volunteers can help, including:
· Socialising and assisting service users (especially disabled ones)
· Practical assistance (e.g. setting up the hall, shopping)
· Entertaining (e.g. music, story-telling)
· Gardening (St Andrews)
Express Group is an Equal Opportunities employer, and this applies to Volunteers as well. We particularly welcome Volunteers who themselves have had experience of mental illness either personally or through helping someone they know in their recovery.
All Volunteers must complete an application form, give two referees and agree to a Standard Disclosure (PVG) check. Express Group would, however, like to make it clear that the disclosure of criminal convictions will not automatically lead to a Volunteer application being turned down. Each case will be decided on its merits.
We are looking for Volunteers who are friendly and approachable, dependable and trustworthy. An ability to maintain confidentiality is essential while understanding the need to share information/concerns with paid staff as required.
CURRENT VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES
We are looking for VOLUNTEER COOKS for some of our groups - please see the list below – who can plan and prepare simple cooked lunches for groups between 5 and 15 people. Groups meet once, twice or three times a week but there is no need to commit to each day at one location. Also, groups run from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, but there is no need for the cook to be all 4 hours at the group. Each venue has a good size and well-equipped kitchen. There is always a Group Coordinator facilitating the group and very often also a Case Worker who can work 1 to 1 with service users when needed. Lunch provided and travel expenses reimbursed. Free parking available at all venues.
Dunfermline - Gillespie Church Hall - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
Glenrothes - St Columbas Church Hall - Monday, Thursday
Lochgelly - St Finnians Church Hall - Wednesday
Kirkcaldy - YMCA Gallatown Community Hub - Tuesday, Linton Lance Centre - Fridays
Methil - St Agathas Church Hall - Tuesday
St Andrews - Victory Memorial Hall - Monday
We are looking for VOLUNTEER SOCIAL GROUP ASSISTANTS for some of our groups - please see the list below. Groups meet once, twice or three times a week but there is no need to commit to each day at one location. Activities involved: setting up the hall (tables and chairs), socialising and assisting clients, organising activities (e.g. bingo, crafts, keep-fit exercises). Time: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Lunch provided and travel expenses reimbursed. There is always a Group Coordinator facilitating the group and very often also a Case Worker who can work 1 to 1 with service users when needed. Free parking available at all venues.
Dunfermline - Gillespie Church Hall - Mondays
Inverkeithing - Civic Centre - Fridays
Lochgelly - St Finnians Church Hall - Wednesdays
Kirkcaldy - YMCA Gallatown Community Hub - Tuesdays, Linton Lane Centre - Fridays
If you feel you would like to help in any of the groups in any way, then just send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the head office on 01592 645331 to have a chat about how we can help you get the most out of helping us. Contact page
EX Psychiatric Recreational Educational Social Skills GROUP