The involvement and commitment of volunteers is vital to the support we are able to offer to those using our services. They contribute enormously to our work and enable us to reach out and support many more people. Our volunteers come from a wide range of diverse backgrounds, contributing varied work and life experiences.

Volunteers don’t require formal qualifications but do need to have some important qualities. They need to be:

  • Good listeners
  • Interested in people
  • Open and non-judgemental
  • Committed to rights and equality
  • Respectful towards the views of others
  • Calm and patient

Volunteers receive free initial and on-going training with the option of achieving qualifications through the Open College Network. We support our volunteers through reviews, meetings, social events and newsletters.

We have a range of opportunities for volunteers, such as being a mentor or an advocate, or helping with fundraising and general administration.

Along with 1 to 1 work we also have volunteer opportunities at our local Cafe supporting vulnerable adults who are on placement.

For more information, please contact our Volunteering Team. 

Tel: 01905 27525

Email: volunteering@onside-advocacy.org.uk

Volunteering Opportunities!

We are seeking Volunteers who are passionate about making a different to the lives of vulnerable people across our services. These include:

  • PLUS Mentor (Loneliness and Isolation)
  • Social Prescribing (SP) Mentor
  • Peer Support (PS) Mentor
  • Community Mental Health (CMH) Mentor
  • Advocate
  • Responsible Person Representative (RPR)
  • MIX Café
  • Administration
  • Dementia Café

For more information or to apply, please contact our Volunteering Team. 

Tel: 01905 27525

Email: volunteering@onside-advocacy.org.uk

Onside Volunteering Leaflets

Email us for more information and a volunteering brochure. 

Email: volunteering@onside-advocacy.org.uk

Useful Links

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