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 NHS 10 Year Long Term 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!

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Current Opportunities

Volunteer Arts & Crafts Activities Assistant - Moorside Unit

The Moorside Unit, Trafford General Hospital 

The Moorside Unit, located in Urmston, Trafford, provides inpatient mental health services for adults and older people. We accept referrals from Community Mental Health Teams (CMHT) or via GMMH Liaison Team based within A&E departments at Trafford General Hospital. The patients on the unit are either informal or sectioned. We offer them and their carers information about mental health, recovery and the choices and resources available to them.

We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic volunteers to join our existing team to provide a range of diversional activities to support our patients’ recovery and to improve their experience of being a patient with us.

Feedback from our inpatient surveys tells us that our patients can experience boredom.  Our volunteering roles have been developed to help alleviate this boredom and to demonstrate to our patients that we are listening to them and really do care. They complement the work of our Support Time Recovery Workers and Occupational Therapists and aim to improve our patient’s treatment outcomes.

The roles we are currently recruiting into are:

  • Arts and Crafts Activities Volunteer
  • Computer Skills Volunteer
  • Gardening Activities Volunteer

To apply, you will need to complete an application form and demonstrate how you meet the requirements as set out in the role descriptions. Please note that the roles are voluntary but we will reimburse travel expenses in line with the Trust Volunteer Policy. If you have any queries about the roles please contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Rhona Morrissey on 0161 357 1328. 

Recruitment for these roles is ongoing. Interviews will be held from the week starting 17th January.

Please return completed forms by post to Rhona Morrissey, The Moorside Unit, Trafford General Hospital, Moorside Road, Davyhulme M41 5SL or by email to Rhona.morrissey@gmmh.nhs.uk

Monitoring information.docx [docx] 176KB

GMMH Volunteering Application Form.docx [docx] 194KB

Volunteer Arts and Crafts Activities Assistant Role Description.pdf [pdf] 119KB

Thank you for your interest; we look forward to hearing from you.

Volunteer Gardening Assistant - Moorside Unit

The Moorside Unit, Trafford General Hospital 

The Moorside Unit, located in Urmston, Trafford, provides inpatient mental health services for adults and older people. We accept referrals from Community Mental Health Teams (CMHT) or via GMMH Liaison Team based within A&E departments at Trafford General Hospital. The patients on the unit are either informal or sectioned. We offer them and their carers information about mental health, recovery and the choices and resources available to them.

We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic volunteers to join our existing team to provide a range of diversional activities to support our patients’ recovery and to improve their experience of being a patient with us.

Feedback from our inpatient surveys tells us that our patients can experience boredom.  Our volunteering roles have been developed to help alleviate this boredom and to demonstrate to our patients that we are listening to them and really do care. They complement the work of our Support Time Recovery Workers and Occupational Therapists and aim to improve our patient’s treatment outcomes.

The roles we are currently recruiting into are:

  • Arts and Crafts Activities Volunteer
  • Computer Skills Volunteer
  • Gardening Activities Volunteer

To apply, you will need to complete an application form and demonstrate how you meet the requirements as set out in the role descriptions. Please note that the roles are voluntary but we will reimburse travel expenses in line with the Trust Volunteer Policy. If you have any queries about the roles please contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Rhona Morrissey on 0161 357 1328. 

Recruitment for these roles is ongoing. Interviews will be held from the week starting 17th January.

Please return completed forms by post to Rhona Morrissey, The Moorside Unit, Trafford General Hospital, Moorside Road, Davyhulme M41 5SL or by email to Rhona.morrissey@gmmh.nhs.uk

Volunteer Gardening Assistant Role Description.pdf [pdf] 119KB

GMMH Volunteering Application Form.docx [docx] 194KB

Monitoring information.docx [docx] 176KB

Thank you for your interest; we look forward to hearing from you.

Computer Skills Assistant - Moorside Unit

The Moorside Unit, Trafford General Hospital 

The Moorside Unit, located in Urmston, Trafford, provides inpatient mental health services for adults and older people. We accept referrals from Community Mental Health Teams (CMHT) or via GMMH Liaison Team based within A&E departments at Trafford General Hospital. The patients on the unit are either informal or sectioned. We offer them and their carers information about mental health, recovery and the choices and resources available to them.

We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic volunteers to join our existing team to provide a range of diversional activities to support our patients’ recovery and to improve their experience of being a patient with us.

Feedback from our inpatient surveys tells us that our patients can experience boredom.  Our volunteering roles have been developed to help alleviate this boredom and to demonstrate to our patients that we are listening to them and really do care. They complement the work of our Support Time Recovery Workers and Occupational Therapists and aim to improve our patient’s treatment outcomes.

The roles we are currently recruiting into are:

  • Arts and Crafts Activities Volunteer
  • Computer Skills Volunteer
  • Gardening Activities Volunteer

To apply, you will need to complete an application form and demonstrate how you meet the requirements as set out in the role descriptions. Please note that the roles are voluntary but we will reimburse travel expenses in line with the Trust Volunteer Policy. If you have any queries about the roles please contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Rhona Morrissey on 0161 357 1328. 

Recruitment for these roles is ongoing.  Interviews will be held from the week starting 17th January.

Please return completed forms by post to Rhona Morrissey, The Moorside Unit, Trafford General Hospital, Moorside Road, Davyhulme M41 5SL or by email to Rhona.morrissey@gmmh.nhs.uk

Computer Skills Assistant Role Description.pdf [pdf] 120KB

GMMH Volunteering Application Form.docx [docx] 194KB

Monitoring information.docx [docx] 176KB

Thank you for your interest; we look forward to hearing from you.

Volunteer Peer Mentor - Bronte & Blake Ward, South Manchester

An exciting opportunity has arisen to embed Volunteer Peer Mentors into our wards.  It is part of the national NHS Five Year Plan to integrate people with lived experience of mental health difficulties themselves into the workforce. 

For more information regarding this exciting opportunity, please contact:

Kvetka Chadwick -  email:  Kvetka.Chadwick@gmmh.nhs.uk

Laura Farr - email:  Laura.Farr@gmmh.nhs.uk

Volunteer Application Form - Template.docx [docx] 2MB

Peer Mentor Role Description.Laureate House_.docx [docx] 35KB

Volunteer Carer Peer Mentor - Bronte & Blake Wards, South Manchester

An exciting opportunity has arisen to embed Volunteer Peer Mentors into our wards.  It is part of the national NHS Five Year Plan to integrate people with lived experience of caring for people with mental health difficulties themselves into the workforce. 

Our service users tell us that they and their carers 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, carers and Volunteer Peer Mentors in other services that tells us that creating this connection between peers offers people hope, aspiration and motivation.

For further information, please contact:

Kvetka Chadwick - email:  Kvetka.Chadwick@gmmh.nhs.uk or

Laura Farr - email:  Laura.Farr@gmmh.nhs.uk

Peer Mentor Role Description.Laureate House.Carer.docx [docx] 35KB

Volunteer Application Form - Template.docx [docx] 2MB

Laureate House – Volunteer Peer Mentor

Please download the application form here.

Expressions of interest can be made to Kvetka.Chadwick@gmmh.nhs.uk and Laura.Farr@gmmh.nhs.uk.

Laureate House – Volunteer Carer Peer Mentor

Please download the application form here.

Expressions of interest can be made to Kvetka.Chadwick@gmmh.nhs.uk and Laura.Farr@gmmh.nhs.uk.