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.

Below you will find the roles we are currently recruiting for:

Spring Term 2020

Recruitment for our Spring Term 2020 is now live.

Service: various hospital, community and vocational services.

Location: We have roles across the four boroughs we operate in – Southwark, Lambeth, Lewisham and Croydon.

When: Most roles will ask for about 2 hours per week. Late afternoon/evening and Saturday roles are available for those in full time education.

Commitment: The Spring Term will run from about w/c 13th January to w/c 13th April. We ask volunteers to fulfil the minimum commitment of 14 weeks.

Role description: There are a variety of roles available which volunteers will be allocated to based on interests, skills, availability and location. A lot of roles are about getting involved with socialisation and activities with patients/service users. More information in the Applicant Pack below.

To apply: Please carefully read this Spring Term Applicant Pack before filling in this Spring Term Application Form and Equalities Form returning them to by 23.59 on Wednesday 13th November.

CAMHS Mentor

WE’RE ACTIVELY LOOKING FOR MENTORS WHO IDENTIFY AS MALE AT THE MOMENT. We will accept applications from those with other gender identities, but applicants will be put on a waiting list while we await more service user referrals.

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. Mentoring could take place late afternoon/evening and at the weekend for flexibility around full time education and work.

Commitment: minimum 6 months

Age requirement: 19-24

Role description: 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


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.


If you have any questions you can contact Sarah - the Young Persons Volunteering Coordinator – on 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

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