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Make a difference as a volunteer befriender

Our befriending scheme is currently recruiting new volunteers. The befriending scheme aims to match a volunteer befriender with a person who experiences mental health problems living in Harrow. A befriender offers companionship and emotional support through a weekly visit of two hours.

We are looking for a diverse range of people to become befrienders. We only require that befrienders are aged 18 or over. We will offer a free two day training course to prepare you for the role and continued support and guidance throughout your time on the project, including covering reasonable expenses. The next course will take place on Thursday the 2nd and Saturday the 4th of November (you will be required to attend both days). We ask that you are able to commit one year to the project.

We will be holding an open day for prospective volunteers to learn more about the Befriending scheme and meet the team. There is no obligation to volunteer if you attend the open day; simply drop-in and find out if becoming a befriender would be the right opportunity for you. The open day will take place at the Mind in Harrow office on Thursday the 28th of September, in two sessions: 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm.

If you would like more information about the open day, the training or the befriending scheme in general, please contact Meg at 020 8515 7852 or email m.hegarty@mindinharrow.org.uk. You can also download the volunteer application form or visit the befriending scheme webpage.

You could be a Mind in Harrow Trustee!

Mind in Harrow is seeking people to become Trustees to be elected at our Annual General Meeting on 6th December 2017.

Can you help to make a difference?

We are particularly interested in recruiting people to become Trustees who:

  • have personal experience of mental health problems and who use or have used mental health care services; or
  • are aged 18-35 and have an interest in mental health; or
  • have a professional background such as in human resources, workforce training property management, retail, legal etc.

Trustees have an important and interesting role within charities to ensure that the organisation is well run and fulfils all its current and future commitments to its beneficiaries. We provide a full induction into the role and reimbursement of travel expenses.  Mind in Harrow’s trustees meet 8 times per year on Monday evenings.  As we are a company limited by guarantee, trustees are also directors of the company.

Find out more and download an application pack on our Volunteer Opportunities page.

If you would like more information, contact Mark Gillham on 020 8515 7866 or email m.gillham@mindinharrow.org.uk.