Current volunteering opportunities

Newcastle / Gateshead opportunities

Social Activities Volunteer – Acute Admissions (Newcastle area – Campus for Ageing and Vitality site, Westgate Road)

Our patients living with a mental illness often enjoy social engagement and our acute admissions service provide this in an array of activities such as walking and talking, board games, movies, quizzes, accompanied visits to places of interest etc.  Our volunteers play an integral part in this, being part of a proactive team, whilst volunteering alongside ward staff to offer our patients therapeutic engagement.

We are now looking to recruit enthusiastic volunteers to volunteer into one of our acute admission services within the Newcastle area.

We are looking for volunteers who are approachable, supportive, and sensitive to the needs of others. Ideally, we are looking for someone who has an interest in helping people who are living with a mental illness and would love to make a difference.

The volunteer will be volunteering into a service for men aged 18 years and over with a mental illness who require assessment and treatment in hospital.

We provide a full recruitment, training, and screening process for all our potential volunteers.  We are also pleased to provide ongoing support alongside wellbeing and development sessions whilst volunteering within our Trust.

Time commitment:   6 months or more

Hours required:       2/3 hours per week between Monday and Friday

If this role appeals to you and you would like to register your interest, we would love to hear from you, please email: [email protected]

Quoting: Social Activities, CAV

Social Activities Volunteer – Acute Admissions (St. Nicholas Hospital, Gosforth)

Our patients living with a mental illness often enjoy social engagement and our acute admissions service provide this in an array of activities such as walking and talking, board games, movies, quizzes, gardening, accompanied visits to places of interest etc.  Our volunteers play an integral part in this, being part of a proactive team, whilst volunteering alongside ward staff to offer our patients therapeutic engagement.

We are now looking to recruit enthusiastic volunteers to volunteer into one of our acute admission services within St. Nicholas Hospital, Gosforth site.

We are looking for volunteers who are approachable, supportive, and sensitive to the needs of others. Ideally, we are looking for someone who has an interest in helping people who are living with a mental illness and would love to make a difference.

The volunteer will be volunteering into a service for men aged 18 years and over with a mental illness who require assessment and treatment in hospital.

We provide a full recruitment, training, and screening process for all our potential volunteers.  We are also pleased to provide ongoing support alongside wellbeing and development sessions whilst volunteering within our Trust.

Time commitment:   6 months or more.

Hours required:       2/3 hours per week between Monday and Friday.

If this role appeals to you and you would like to register your interest, we would love to hear from you, please email: [email protected]

Quoting: Social Activities, SNH

Northumberland

Social Activities Volunteer – Inpatient wards / Occupational Therapy team, Morpeth

We are looking to increase our volunteers within St. Georges Park, Morpeth.

Exciting Social Activity Volunteer roles currently exist within our inpatient wards as well as supporting our Occupational Therapy team with new and identified volunteer roles supporting our patients, carers and staff colleagues.

Our patients living with a mental illness often enjoy social engagement and our acute admissions service provide this in an array of activities such as walking and talking, board games, movies, quizzes etc, our volunteers play an integral part in this and volunteer alongside staff to offer patients therapeutic engagement.

We are looking for volunteers who are approachable, supportive, and sensitive to the needs of others. Ideally, we are looking for someone who has an interest in helping people who are living with a mental illness and would love to make a difference.

The volunteer will be volunteering into a service for patients aged 18 years and over with a mental illness who require assessment, treatment and rehabilitation in hospital.

We provide a full recruitment, training, and screening process for all our potential volunteers.  We are also pleased to provide ongoing support alongside wellbeing and development sessions whilst volunteering within our Trust.

Time commitment:   6 months or more

Hours required:       2/3 hours per week between Monday and Friday

If this role appeals to you and you would like to register your interest, we would love to hear from you, please email: [email protected]

Quoting: Social Activities Volunteer, SGP

Sunderland

Social Activities Volunteer – Acute Admissions (Sunderland)

Our patients living with a mental illness often enjoy social engagement and our acute admissions service provide this in an array of activities such as walking and talking, board games, movies, quizzes etc, our volunteers play an integral part in this and volunteer alongside staff to offer patients therapeutic engagement.

We are now looking to recruit enthusiastic volunteers to volunteer into one of our acute admission services within the Sunderland area.

We are looking for volunteers who are approachable, supportive, and sensitive to the needs of others. Ideally, we are looking for someone who has an interest in helping people who are living with a mental illness and would love to make a difference.

The volunteer will be volunteering into a service for men aged 18 years and over with a mental illness who require assessment and treatment in hospital.

We provide a full recruitment, training, and screening process for all our potential volunteers.  We are also pleased to provide ongoing support alongside wellbeing and development sessions whilst volunteering within our Trust.

Time commitment:  6 months or more

Hours required: 2/3 hours per week between Monday and Friday

If this role appeals to you and you would like to register your interest, we would love to hear from you, please email: [email protected].

Quoting: Social Activities Acute Admission Service

North Cumbria

Social Activities Volunteer – Dementia Assessment and Treatment (North Cumbria)

Our patients living with dementia often enjoy social engagement and our dementia services provide this in an array of activities such as walking and talking, board games, movies, quizzes etc, our volunteers play an integral part in this and volunteer alongside staff to offer patients therapeutic engagement.

We are now looking to recruit enthusiastic volunteers to volunteer into one of our dementia assessment and treatment services.

We are looking for volunteers who are approachable, supportive, and sensitive to the needs of others. Ideally, we are looking for someone who has an interest in dementia care and would love to make a difference to someone who is living with dementia.

We provide a full recruitment, training, and screening process for all our potential volunteers. Agreed out of pocket travelling expenses will be reimbursed. We are also pleased to provide ongoing support alongside wellbeing and development sessions whilst volunteering within our Trust.

Time commitment:  6 months or more
Hours required:  2/3 hours per week between Monday and Friday

If this role appeals to you and you would like to register your interest, we would love to hear from you, please email: [email protected].

Quoting: Social Activities Dementia Assessment and Treatment