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Walking Group Volunteer - Newry

Main purpose of role

To plan, organise and run group a walking group for service users and encourage service user participation.

Main duties

  • Organise and plan walking group within the service.
  • To help promote the group session.
  • Facilitate members in accessing the group session.
  • To ensure health and safety is maintained at all times.
  • Report back to service manager on issues and updates.

Abilities and experience

Essential

  • 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 of facilitating groups.
  • Completion of walk leader training.
  • 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

Volunteers will be inducted via the Active 8 volunteer programme. They will be invited to an informal interview with the Volunteer Manager and the Service Manager.

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