PLEASE NOTE: Our opportunities are for a minimum of 6 month commitment.

Being You Leeds are currently recruiting volunteers based in Holbeck or able to travel within and to the Holbeck area on evenings and weekends. Our volunteers help facilitate our wellbeing focused groups and activities and use their lived experience to tackle mental health stigma, while learning and developing their leadership skills. Volunteers offer 2-3 hours a week to help in the local community.

What do volunteers do?

  • Work with our staff to put on fun and welcoming groups.
  • Encourage attendees to stay well, learn new things, have fun and connect with others in their communities.
  • Be a good listener with the ability to signpost to relevant services.
  • Develop the role and make it your own depending on the needs of yourself and the service and the groups.
  • Challenge stigma around mental health in local communities.

Task and Responsibilities

  • Attend volunteer training where you will learn and develop your current skillset.
  • Engage with your new peer support network of other volunteers.
  • Engage your communication and leadership skills to facilitate groups and activities.
  • Actively engage with and encourage the Five Ways to Wellbeing.

Skills acquired: Communication Skills, Leadership, Customer Service, Decision Making, Interpersonal Skills, Mental Health, Problem Solving, Organisation and Timekeeping.

Recruitment poster for Being You Leeds volunteers in HOlbeck. PLease contact Steph on 07484 519 399 or for more information.