Volunteering

“Nobody can do everything but everyone can do something”
Max Lucado

Volunteering is an opportunity to use your existing talents, learn new skills and support a good cause. At Futures in Mind we support a range of people affected by substance/alcohol misuse and mental ill health in their recovery. You too could be a part of this, whether you have experience or not we will offer training to best equip you to support and empower our service users.

Volunteering opportunities include:

Befriending
You will support an individual on a 1:1 basis to enable them to do things they once enjoyed but have now lost interest in, offer companionship and conversation.

Peer Activity Volunteer
You will help to run local activity groups and events, supporting service users engage.

Drivers
We are looking for drivers to transport service users to activities and appointments. You don’t have to have your own car but if you do, then you can use it.

Mentoring
You will offer more structured support for an individual and have an NCFE qualification in mentoring, you may develop a caseload of mentees.

Communications
You will help support the Communications Coordinator and help with social media and website maintenance, phone calls and live chat function.

Administration Support
You will assist with the daily administration responsibilities and support the administrator.

So, if you can do something and helps us with the everything, then complete the form below expressing your interest and we will be in touch soon.

Fundraising and Grants
Want to help write funding bids and be a part of securing grants for our exciting and innovative service users and staff? You will be looking for new opportunities, sifting through eligibility criteria and identify funds/grants that well meet the needs of our ideas.

You will be fully supported to write the bids if you would like to take this through to the next step.

Full Circle Support – Colchester
Are you interesting in volunteering within the criminal justice system?

We are looking for a dynamic volunteers to support the Essex Offenders with Complex Needs team in Colchester.

The duties will include:-

  • Meetings with service users, as directed by the project, (with project staff and or/any referring agency)
  • To create a positive relationship with the service users, maintaining professional boundaries at all times
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the service user’s personal action plan
  • Assist and advise the service user in developing skills and appropriate attitudes that will assist them in achieving the goals in their personal action plan – And more, download the full specification here.

Referral/Initial Information Form