Listening Lounge Facilitator volunteer

Rochdale & District Mind run a Listening Lounge 3 evenings a week 6pm -9pm at our Wellbeing Centre in the centre of Rochdale. The Listening Lounge is open to anyone over 18 who needs to talk about their mental wellbeing and be around other people; when other day services are closed. Each Social Café is run by a team of 6 (3 volunteers and 3 staff members). Between them, they cover reception, facilitate a session, talk one to one and generally look out for people to ensure the safety of everyone.
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly
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Rochdale & District Mind run a Listening Lounge 3 evenings a week 6pm -9pm at our Wellbeing Centre in the centre of Rochdale. The Listening Lounge is open to anyone over 18 who needs to talk about their mental wellbeing and be around other people; when other day services are closed.
Each Social Café is run by a team of 6 (3 volunteers and 3 staff members). Between them, they cover reception, facilitate a session, talk one to one and generally look out for people to ensure the safety of everyone.

Skill and Qualifications Required:

We are looking for volunteers who have some experience of working with vulnerable adults. Must be caring, empathetic and committed to helping others; whilst aware of boundaries and their own wellbeing.

Areas of Interest: Mental Health
Opportunity suitable for: Indoor, Long term commitment
What activities will the volunteer do? Befriending, Providing advice
Skills gained in this role: Listening, Managing people, Talking to others, Teamwork
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: Yes
Opportunity Accessibility: Clearly marked accessible parking spaces, Step free access clearly signposted into the building, Accessible toilets

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Rochdale and District Mind
Organisation Profile: We exist to ensure that people do not face mental health issues alone and can lead their lives free from stigma and discrimination. Over 90% of the people who contact us do so to ask for help with depression, anxiety and stress. We have over 130 clients contact us each month.
Charity number: 519916