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Becoming a volunteer

Volunteers are essential to what I do. It could be helping out at a coffee morning for socially isolated carers, or out in the community raising vital funds. Your time and commitment helps me reach and support more people across Greater Manchester. I will also provide you with a full induction, training and development opportunities as well as ongoing support throughout your journey with me.

Roles

Events and fundraising

As a support volunteer, you will be in a vital role helping us with awareness campaigns in the local community, bucket collections and celebration events for our service users.

Help out at a social club or activity group

Can you support at one of our popular and much needed groups? We have coffee mornings for isolated individuals and a drama group for young carers amongst others.

Peer advocacy

This project aims to support people who, due to their mental health needs, may find it difficult to speak up on their own, know where to get help or understand what their rights are. Our Volunteer Peer Advocates will use their knowledge and shared lived experiences of mental health to work in partnership with the person and provide 1:1 support with issues and tasks that they are struggling to do on their own. Peer Advocates will be matched to people based on their skill set and will work to empower, build confidence and achieve agreed outcomes and goals. This is a pilot scheme that is currently only able to support people who are stepping down from working with a statutory Advocate.

Share your experience

If you have lived experience in a caring role, then you are in a great position to help others who are. Whether that’s providing a listening ear on the phone or connecting with someone face to face, your understanding of being a carer is invaluable. We also have opportunities to share your experience and knowledge at our carers workshops.

Volunteer counsellor

If you’re a trainee counsellor looking for placement hours then we can help with the opportunity to gain hours in our adult counselling, child bereavement and IAPT services. See specific role description for recruitment criteria.

It was lovely seeing the difference Gaddum makes in the community. I’d love to volunteer with Gaddum again in the future.

Event volunteer

Being a carer and shielding has been difficult. My volunteers friendly voice each week has helped me feel less isolated.

Volunteer beneficiary

As a carer volunteering with carers I have been able to share my experiences to help others. It feels good helping others like me and allows me to connect with other carers too.

Volunteer

If you’re interested, or have any questions, call me on 0161 834 6069 or send me a message to volunteer@gaddum.org.uk