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!
Salford Royal Infirmary, Meadowbrook Unit - Activity Assistant
We are looking to recruit volunteers to work within the Meadowbrook Unit to support with a range of activities.
If you would like to enhance the work of the Activity Coordinator at the Meadowbrook Unit by supporting service users to engage in activities in our Activity Room, then we want to hear from you!
If you have received support for your mental health difficulties and now would like to help other people, then we want to hear from you!
To apply, you will need to complete an application form and let us know a bit about why you are interested to volunteer with us.
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.
If you have any queries about the role you can contact Kvetka Chadwick on 0161 271 0810 or mobile 07990 344901.
After you submit your application, you will be invited for an informal interview.
Please return completed forms to: Kvetka Chadwick, Volunteer Coordinator, Meadowbrook Unit, Salford Royal Hospital, Stott Lane, M6 8HD.
Email your form to: firstname.lastname@example.org