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Volunteering

At Sheffield Mind we are committed to providing a positive experience for all our volunteers. We are hoping to recruit to the following roles:

VINTAGE TEA ROOM

We are looking for a team of volunteers to assist with our monthly Vintage Tea Room.

The tea room provides a safe and supportive space for people to meet and socialise. Loneliness and isolation can be very detremental to mental health and we wanted to create a special place for peopl eto come where they would be made to feel comfortable and welcome and be encouraged to talk and share their stories.

Staff and volunteers will be on hand to help and support service users and to make the introductions, to facilitate activities and entertainment and to keep the tea flowing!

What we are looking for are friendly and approachable people with good communication skills, who can give 3-4 hours on the last Thursday of each month, here at our Wellbeing Centre

Volunteers will be required to:
  • Prepare the room with a vintage vibe - 1940s china, bunting, home made cakes on doilies and  and help tidy away at the end of the session
  • Welcome customers, chat to people who come on their and introduce people to one another
  • Serve tea and cake at  table
  • Join in with (and perhaps invent!) quizzes and activities with a vintage theme
You will be working with customers who attend other Sheffield Mind Groups, as well as people who just ‘pop in’. All volunteers will be given a full induction and appropriate training and will get support from the project coordinator.
 
A role description and application form can be found here If you have any questions about the role please call the office on 01147 258 4489 ext 117
 Having fun

 

WEEKLY DEMENTIA TEA ROOM

Volunteers Required to help run weekly sessions for people with dementia and their families and carers.

Sheffield Mind has received funding to run a weekly dementia tea room for 12 months at our Wellbeing Centre, 110 Sharrow Lane S11 8AL.

The tea room will be run by a paid coordinator, with the assistance of volunteers. There will be an emphasis on inter-generational conversation and reminiscence work. Volunteers will help facilitate the weekly 2 hour sessions annd duties will included setting up rooms, preparing and serving tea/coffee and light refreshments and talking to attendees and their carers.

A role description and person spec for the opportunity can be found HERE

If you have any questions about the role please call the office on 01147 258 4489 ext 117

 

Sheffield Mind has a volunteer policy. This document gives you clear guidance on what would be expected of you as a volunteer. Click here to view it.