What is a volunteer?
A volunteer is someone who “freely commits their time and energy for the benefit of others in the community. They do so by choice and without concern for personal gain”.
Volunteering with Mid Cheshire Mind
Volunteers contribute hundreds of hours to Mid Cheshire Mind each year and we couldn’t operate without their support. They can teach IT skills, arts and crafts, organise events and activities, hand hold people in crisis, research new projects, undertake admin tasks, work in the shop, help with outreach work and much, much more.
People apply to become volunteers with us for many different reasons. It may be to help others, or to meet new people and become actively involved within their own community. It may also be to improve confidence, gain new skills and work within a different environment, thus enabling progression to succeed in their chosen careers.
Volunteering doesn’t have to be a major commitment. In fact, it can be as little as a couple of hours per week.
We strive to ensure that volunteers know how much we value their contribution to Mid Cheshire Mind so we celebrate our volunteers dedication, time and support at an annual ‘Volunteers Celebration’.
Do you have what it takes to be a volunteer with Mid Cheshire Mind?
- A little free time and a wish to help your community.
- The ability to listen.
- The ability to talk to people and empathise with their problems.
- Be able to maintain confidentiality.
- A willingness to share your skills or learn new skills alongside others.
If you think you might want to become a volunteer, get in touch.
Volunteers don’t get paid…not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.’