Both our allotments and cafes are helped out by an amazing band of people who volunteer for us. At the last count there are over 20 talented individuals who give up their time to work with participants and customers and bring a broad range of amazing skills and passions to the organisation

What’s in it for you?
Volunteering really is a win-win. Many of our volunteers receive a sense of job satisfaction and enjoyment from ‘giving something back’ or learning new skills themselves. Also, it’s a very constructive and rewarding way to spend your free time, in the community making new acquaintances and developing new interests. What’s more, volunteering provides the opportunity to build your CV, references and attractiveness to a potential employer. Many of our volunteers have gone onto paid employment in the mental health, well-being and education sectors. In fact, the majority of our paid staff team started out as volunteers for the organisation.

What to expect
You can expect a comprehensive induction programme. In addition to this we offer a training package to suit the needs of the volunteering role, providing an introduction to the organisation. Also we offer an additional free personal and professional development training programme. We run a training course each month such as ‘Understanding Sexuality’, ‘Attempted Suicide and Self-harm awareness’, ‘Facilitating a Group’ and ‘Drama Therapy’. We recognise the importance of self-care when working within this field and make it one of our priorities to offer on-going support to all our volunteers.

How can I apply?
You can apply for any volunteering role by visiting
Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind Website