Volunteering

volunteers

GMMH wholeheartedly recognises the value of volunteering for our service users and carers, our staff, and you yourselves as volunteers.  We actively encourage the involvement of volunteers across all services, both clinical and corporate.

Volunteers provide a valuable service to the Trust, therefore, it is essential that we recruit, induct and support you properly.  Not only does this ensure you feel valued and supported, but it ensures safe practice as our service users are often vulnerable adults and children.

We know that the direct involvement of volunteers in delivering our services can foster better engagement with our service users and carers, empower individuals and communities, and contribute to more responsive services.    Volunteering can promote good physical and mental health for you as volunteers yourselves and our service users and carers. 

It is part of the national NHS Five Year Plan to integrate people with lived experience of mental health difficulties themselves into the workforce.  Our service users tell us that they would welcome support from someone who has experience of what they are going through in order to help them in their recovery journey.  We have feedback from service users and Volunteer Peer Mentors in our services that tells us that creating this connection between peers offers people hope, aspiration and motivation.

That is why many of our volunteer opportunities are for Peer Mentors and Buddies, but we also have many other opportunities as well.  In our in-patient areas for example our service users tell us that although the quality of care is high, they do experience boredom which can exacerbate their condition.  Therefore we also have opportunities for Volunteer Activity Assistants in our in-patient areas.

We also recognise that volunteering is a valuable means to support career development for those needing to gain experience in order to pursue their career.  As such, we welcome applications for students and the general public.

When we have a vacancy for a volunteer we will list it below.  Please click on the opportunities available and pay particular attention to the requirements for the role.  You will need to complete our Trust Volunteer Application Form which you can download in order to apply.  Please return your completed application form to the contact detailed in the advertisement by the closing date specified.

Thank you and good luck!

 

Current Opportunities

North Manchester General Hospital - Maple Ward Volunteers

Maple ward is a later life female inpatient ward within park house at North Manchester General Hospital. The ward provides care and treatment for ladies with complex mental health problems including depression, schizophrenia, dementia and bipolar.

During their time on the ward patients are offered a wide range of treatment and activities. Our Volunteer roles have been developed to demonstrate to our patients that we are listening to them and we really do care. They complement the work of the inpatient staff and aims to improve our patient’s treatment outcomes.

The ward promotes wellbeing and recovery and gets positive feedback from the patients once they are ready for discharge.

We are looking to recruit volunteers into our service to enhance our patients experience with us. We will be looking to recruit volunteers from all walks of life with different skills and experiences that they can bring to the team.

The posts we currently are currently recruiting into are:

  • Activities assistant volunteer
  • Gardener
  • Carer peer mentor

To apply, you will need to complete an application form and set out how you meet the requirements as set out in the Role Descriptions.   

This role is voluntary but we will reimburse travel expenses in line with the Trust Volunteer Policy. 

If you have any queries about the role you can contact Vanessa Shaw on 0161 271 0344

This is a rolling recruitment but the initial closing date for completed applications is 6th September 2021. Interviews will be held on 14th September 2021. If we get a on the criteria in the role description.

Please return completed forms to: vanessa shaw, The Therapy Hub, 70 Daisy Bank Road, Victoria Park, Manchester, M14 5QN

Or email your form to: vanessa.shaw@gmmh.nhs.uk

Good luck!

Maple Ward - Volunteer carer Peer Mentor.docx [docx] 191KB

Maple Ward Volunteer Gardener 2021_.docx [docx] 2MB

Maple Ward - Activities Assistant Volunteer.docx [docx] 2MB

GMMH Volunteering Application Form 2019.docx [docx] 59KB

 

Later Life Services - Therapy Hub Volunteering Opportunities

The Therapy Hub provides a citywide, community based, time limited intensive assessment and treatment service for those in later life with complex mental health needs. We aim to prevent the need for hospital admission and also provide an early and safe discharge from the later life wards.

During their time at the therapy hub patients are offered a wide range of activities, theses include arts and crafts, relaxation and aromatherapy massage, reminiscence, gardening, expressive arts, music, health promotion and fitness, quizzes and many more.

We promote wellbeing and recovery and get positive feedback from the patients once they have completed their time with us.

We are looking to recruit volunteers into our service to enhance our patients experience with us. We will be looking to recruit volunteers from all walks of life with different skills and experiences that they can bring to the team.

The posts we currently are currently recruiting into are:

  • Arts volunteer
  • Gardener
  • Music and drama volunteer
  • Fitness and sports volunteer

To apply, you will need to complete an application form and set out how you meet the requirements as set out in the Role Descriptions.   

This role is voluntary but we will reimburse travel expenses in line with the Trust Volunteer Policy. 

If you have any queries about the role you can contact Vanessa Shaw on 0161 271 0344

This is a rolling recruitment but the initial closing date for completed applications is 6th September 2021. Interviews will be held on 13th September 2021. If we get a high number of applications, the vacancy may close early, and we will shortlist based on the criteria in the role description.

Please return completed forms to: vanessa shaw, The Therapy Hub, 70 Daisy Bank Road, Victoria Park, Manchester, M14 5QN

Or email your form to: vanessa.shaw@gmmh.nhs.uk

Good luck!

Art Volunteer therapy hub.docx [docx] 2MB

therapy hub - Volunteer Gardener.docx [docx] 2MB

music and drama Volunteer therapy hub.docx [docx] 2MB

Fitness and sports Volunteer therapy hub.docx [docx] 2MB

GMMH Volunteering Application Form 2019.docx [docx] 59KB

Later Life Services - Community Mental Health Team Central Manchester

The Later Life Community Mental Health Team in central Manchester supports people experiencing severe and enduring mental health issues to reach their optimal level of functioning and to aid in their recovery. Our team has a range of roles to support service users and their families, including nurses, social workers, support workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, admiral nurses, dementia support advisors and occupational therapists.  An exciting opportunity has arisen to embed volunteers into our service.

We are looking to recruit volunteers into our service to enhance our service users experience with us. We will be looking to recruit volunteers from all walks of life with different skills and experiences that they can bring to the team.

The posts we currently are currently recruiting into are:

  • Check in and chat volunteer
  • Material preparation volunteer

To apply, you will need to complete an application form and set out how you meet the requirements as set out in the Role Descriptions.   

This role is voluntary, but we will reimburse travel expenses in line with the Trust Volunteer Policy. 

If you have any queries about the role you can contact Vanessa Shaw on 0161 271 0344

This is a rolling recruitment but the initial closing date for completed applications is 6th September 2021. Interviews will be held on 15th September 2021. If we get a on the criteria in the role description.

Please return completed forms to: vanessa shaw, The Therapy Hub, 70 Daisy Bank Road, Victoria Park, Manchester, M14 5QN

Or email your form to: vanessa.shaw@gmmh.nhs.uk

Good luck!

check in and chat - Central CMHT.docx [docx] 2MB

material prep volunteer - Central CMHT.docx [docx] 2MB

GMMH Volunteering Application Form 2019.docx [docx] 59KB

Achieve Hep C Micro Elimination Project Volunteers

We are seeking new volunteers to work within Achieve; GMMH led substance misuse services in Bury, Bolton, Salford and Trafford.

We are currently recruiting volunteers to work within our Hepatitis C Micro-elimination volunteer and peer education project. We have roles for both peer educators and volunteers.

If you would like to enhance the work towards eliminating Hepatitis C by supporting service users to get tested, treated and cured, then we want to hear from you!

To apply, you will need to complete an application form and set out how you meet the requirements as set out in the Role Descriptions.  

To access these documents, please visit our website and follow the instructions about how to apply https://www.gmmh.nhs.uk/volunteering

This role is voluntary, but we will reimburse travel expenses in line with the Trust Volunteer Policy.

The closing date for completed applications is midnight on Sunday 10th October 2021. This is a rolling recruitment and may be advertised again.

We will shortlist applications based on the criteria in the role descriptions. Interviews will be held on Microsoft Teams on Thursday 14th October 2021.

Successful applicants will be subject to usual pre-employment checking, including an enhanced DBS with adult and child barred list.

Read more about us here Achieve Recovery Services - services for drug and alcohol recovery in Bolton, Bury, Salford and Trafford | Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS FT (gmmh.nhs.uk)

Please return completed forms or direct any queries to mark.keating@gmmh.nhs.uk.

Good luck!

Hep C Micro-elimination Volunteer.docx [docx] 208KB

Hep C Peer Educator.docx [docx] 208KB

GMMH Volunteering Application Form 2019.docx [docx] 59KB