Do you need urgent help?

If you need to speak to someone right now, here are some confidential options which provide 24/7 support.  If you're worried you might hurt yourself or someone else, please call 999, or go to your nearest A and E.

Lifeline

For people who are experiencing distress or despair.

0808 808 8000

Childline

Helps anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. Childline is free, confidential and available any time, day or night.

0800 1111

Samaritans

24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You don't have to be suicidal to call us

Catering Volunteer - Inverary House

Main duties

· Support service-users to develop cooking skills.
· Support service users in getting involved in one to one and group sessions.
· Support service-users to develop meal plans.
· Report back to Supervisor on issues and updates.
· To ensure health and safety is maintained at all times.

Abilities and experience

Essential

Be willing to complete food hygiene and health and safety training
Good communication and interpersonal skills.
Good organisational skills.
Knowledge of health and safety.
Interest in supporting those affected by severe mental illness.

Desirable


Previous experience within the Voluntary sector, or previous knowledge of those affected by severe mental illness.


MindWise volunteers are encouraged to live the MindWise values when they are carrying out a volunteer role, in all interactions with staff, service-users and other volunteers. The MindWise values are;

  • Passion - We are passionate about mental health and wellbeing
  •  Respect - We are respectful and value everyone
  •  Empathy - We are empathetic, we listen and support you when you need it
  • Togetherness - We believe that working together is the best way to achieve our goals

Additional information

All appropriate and agreed expenses will be covered as per MindWise expenses policy.
Enhanced Access NI checks will be carried out on all regulated positions and successfully returned prior to placement. To assist in the role volunteers will be expected to attend and fully engage in guidance and support meetings with an allocated volunteer supervisor and will have access to regular training.

 

Selection

Administration volunteers will be invited to attend an informal interview with the volunteer manager and service manager and will be inducted via the Active 8 volunteer programme.

How to apply

You can apply for this role online by clicking here for our Volunteer Application Form.