Volunteering Opportunities

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Volunteering Opportunities

Postby Ruthie » Sun Apr 22, 2007 11:16 pm

VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteering is a useful area to get experience. Helplines such as SANELine, The Samaritans, and No Panic provide good quality training, and you are guaranteed contact time with people with mental health difficulties, all be it, over the phone. It enables you to develop your listening skills as you do not have access to the non-verbal cues that we rely quite heavily on in our face-to-face interactions with others.

Mental Health & General

SANELine

The Samaritans

No Panic

Mindline

Learning Disabilities

Mencap

Children

NSPCC

Childline

Also, your local social services may run a mentoring scheme for children in care or young people leaving the care system.

Illness related

The Stroke Association

Miscellaneous

Human Writes
(I always thought this looked rather interesting)

It may also be worth getting in touch with your student union, they often have volunteering opportunities.

Also, you can use this site to search for volunteering opportunities local to you.

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