Outreach Support Volunteers
Hosted by: Barnsley Samaritans

Barnsley Samaritans provide help and support to Barnsley residents around emotional wellbeing and mental health support.

To help promote the work that Barnsley Samaritans does requires us to attend various outreach events across the borough to engage with the public. This could be in libraries, careers fairs, local events, colleges even at Cannon Hall. The list is endless!

If you are interested in promoting Mental Health support, then this role is for you.

We are looking for Outreach Support Volunteers that can offer about 2 hours a week to help us spread the word about what support Barnsley Samaritans can offer and be that friendly face so people know where they can get support.

There will be events all across Barnsley that you can get involved with, on all days of the week. The role can be very flexible to suit.

The role will include setting up our stalls, handing out leaflets, balloons and pens and just being a presence and friendly face on the stall.

By being an Outreach Support Volunteer you can gain a real insight into mental health support and help make a real difference to people and their families in Barnsley.

Days required: Mon AM, Mon PM, Mon EVE, Tues AM, Tues PM, Tues EVE, Weds AM, Weds PM, Weds EVE, Thur AM, Thur PM, Thur EVE, Fri AM, Fri PM, Fri EVE, Sat AM, Sat PM, Sat EVE, Sun AM, Sun PM, Sun EVE

How many volunteers are needed:

5-10

Recruitment process:

The recruitment process is very informal. Once you have registered your interest, we will contact you within a week to arrange for an induction and a chat so you can get a feel for the work that we do and we can progress your interest from there.

Skills and quaifications:

There are no formal skills required for this role apart from being enthusiastic about Samaritans and the work that we do.

All our outreach events have a team of three volunteers that attend, including a trained Listening Volunteer so you will not need to talk to people about their mental health.

You will not be expected to carry all the material to the event. Transport can be arranged from our branch or the team can meet you at events with the equipment all ready.

You will attend a half-day training sessions before going out on events and will be provided with a volunteer T shirt and ID lanyard.

As part of the Barnsley Samaritans Volunteer team, there are regular chances to meet up for social events that we organise such as bingo, spa days and going to the theatre!

Suitable for specific groups: BME, Carers, Disabled (learning), Disabled (physical), Employee volunteering, Ex-offenders, Event volunteers, LGBTQ+, Long term health condition, Older people, Young people (under 18), Refugees and asylum seekers, Substance misuse, Unemployed
Gender restrictions?: No
Type of activity: Community Work, Employee and Group Volunteering, Local events, Mental Health