Volunteer with us
Volunteering is a very rewarding experience and an invaluable resource to our Trust.
You can gain so much when you volunteer with us. Not only will you be doing something really worthwhile, you will also meet new people and gain valuable experience. Our volunteers are key to supporting the delivery of high quality care and offer an added dimension to the services we provide.
Volunteers bring time, energy, life experience and commitment. Their contribution has significant value and makes a real difference to individuals, the communities where we live and society overall.
The free time that our volunteers willingly give, helps support the delivery of our services and has never been more important. Their contributions help promote hope, recovery and social inclusion.
“I find having a volunteer in the workplace is vital as it supports clients, work colleagues and carers. I hope our volunteers enjoy all aspects of volunteering.” ²gether staff member.
Volunteering can help you to:
- meet new people
- gain new skills and experience
- improve your job prospects
- increase your confidence
- be an active member of your community
“I feel it is most worthwhile to support the Trust, to support the people involved, however they are involved.” ²gether volunteer.
Frequently asked questions
Who can volunteer?
Volunteers need to be over 18 to apply. We are keen to encourage individuals from all backgrounds, abilities and cultures.
How much time do I need to commit?
All volunteer roles have a role description which details commitment requirements. As there is a lot of work involved in setting up and training our volunteers, we look for individuals who can make a long term commitment.
What does a volunteer do?
Volunteers are involved in many aspects of the Trust’s work and undertake activities including:
- ward activities
- assisting therapists in group activities
- meal time assistance
Want to know more?
All our current vacancies are listed below.
If you are interested in a role, the first step is to fill in an application form. You will then be invited to an interview so that we can find out more about you and you can find out more about the role, and what it’s like to volunteer with us.
If you would like more information about becoming a volunteer, please contact our Social Inclusion Team on 01452 894200 or email email@example.com.
Closing Date: 21/08/2019
Opening Date: 07/08/2019
News and views
News stories linked to volunteering
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Naomi Gibbons, aged 39, from Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, volunteers at Sherborne House, at the Charlton Lane Centre in Cheltenham. She started volunteering with the Dementia Education Team more than two-and-a-half years ago. Describing her role, Naomi said: “I love my...read more
Hannah Vos, aged 43, from Ledbury, Herefordshire, is a Pets as Therapy (PAT) volunteer. Every Friday morning, together with her Labrador dog, Princess Leia, she visits the Stonebow Unit, in Hereford. Hannah said: “I am very proud to be part of the Therapy Team. ...read more
Ed Boait, 36, is from Cheltenham and first started volunteering with ²gether at the beginning of August 2017. His role of Assistant to Activities Coordinator sees him spending two hours a week on Willow Ward at Charlton Lane Hospital. Recalling when he first decided...read more
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