November 5th is International Volunteers Day and we are saying a big thank you to our volunteers. Conwy Mind currently has 20 volunteers, including Trustees, Student Counsellors and Befriending Volunteers. We are very grateful for the time and energy given to Conwy Mind by our wonderful team of volunteers. We could not offer all the support and help as many people without the dedication of our volunteer team. Diolch yn fawr!
Here’s what some of our volunteers had to say about their volunteer roles with Conwy Mind:
“I have really enjoyed the past year as a befriending volunteer for Conwy Mind. The training and support they offer is absolutely brilliant, and it’s wonderful to see firsthand the impact the services they provide has on the community.” Anon.
“I think there are many benefits to volunteering, but it will often depend on the motivation of the person concerned. For me it was important for me to try to contribute in some way during the pandemic other than clapping on the doorstep. I initially volunteered hoping to provide support for those working in the NHS on the front line. Whilst this has not worked out exactly as intended I have been fortunate enough to receive some excellent training, I have learned new skills and have been able to provide a limited service to some members of the community who just need someone to talk to. I wanted to help in some small way and feel that volunteering has enabled me to do that.
It is my view that the nation is not only dealing with the pandemic but a burgeoning mental health crisis so if you think you could help you should!” Graham
“Being retired has meant I have a few hours to spare each week.
Something I’ve wanted to do for some time is help other people.
Some two years ago Conwy Mind were looking for volunteers to support their befriending service.
My application to join the service was successful.
My induction, ongoing training and support continues to be first class.
I sense my time as a volunteer makes a meaningful difference for people affected by mental health issues.
I am pleased to be a part of MIND.
During my time to date I have been able to utilise my existing skills and develop new ones and meet like-minded people. As I have come to discover, MIND offers an invaluable contribution to metal health in the UK” Michael
If you would like to volunteer for Conwy Mind, we are currently recruiting. Please phone 01492 879907 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or you can fill in the contact form on the website – we will call you back to discuss the different volunteering roles available and the process for becoming a volunteer with us.
Please note, all volunteers need to have a DBS check.