Youth Volunteering Programme

The SLaM Youth Volunteering Programme provides opportunities for young volunteers aged 16-25 to get involved in mental health service delivery. Through volunteering you will have a chance to learn more about mental health and the NHS, gain confidence and develop skills and experience for future employment or education.

Terms
Each year we have three main terms of volunteering:

  • Spring (Jan-April): about 2 hours/week for 14 weeks
  • Summer (academic holiday, July & Aug): about 5 hours/week for 6 weeks
  • Autumn (Sept-Dec): about 2 hours/week for 14 weeks

The majority of our recruitment efforts are focussed around these three terms. Occasionally we will have roles open for ongoing recruitment, which will be advertised below. 

Autumn Term 2019

Recruitment for our Autumn Term 2019 is now live. The Autumn Term will run from w/c 9th September to w/c 9th December. Most roles will ask for about 2 hours/week commitment for those 14 weeks.

To apply: Please carefully read this Autumn Applicant pack before filling in this Autumn application form and equalities form returning them to Sarah.Rodway-Swanson@slam.nhs.uk by midnight on Wednesday 17th July.

CAMHS Mentor

CAMHS Mentoring is an exciting new volunteering project that launched this year

Service: Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Location: across Southwark, Lambeth, Lewisham and Croydon.

When: about 2 hours per week

Commitment: minimum 6 months

Age requirement: 19-24

Role description: CAMHS Mentoring is an exciting new volunteering project. Mentors will be matched with a young service user who they will befriend 1-to-1. Mentors will meet the service user on a regular basis and support them to access activities in the community - cafes, youth groups, museums, etc. Mentors will be an important source of pastoral support and act as a positive role model for the young people they support. Mentors operate across the Trust.

To apply: Please carefully read this CAMHS mentor Applicant pack before filling in this CAMHS mentor application form and equalities form returning them to Sarah.Rodway-Swanson@slam.nhs.uk

Work Experience
The Volunteer Service is unable to offer short-term work experience placements. The Volunteer Services team cannot assist with a search for short-term work experience.

Contact

If you have any questions you can contact Sarah - the Young Persons Volunteering Coordinator – on Sarah.Rodway-Swanson@slam.nhs.uk or 020 3228 3978. (Please add the email address to your contacts to avoid emails going to your spam box.)

If you are interested in finding out about additional volunteering opportunities, particularly if you are aged over 22, please take a look at the other tabs on this website or contact Isobel.Mdudu@slam.nhs.uk.

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