Volunteers can help in a variety of roles from meeting and greeting visitors to coordinating activities for our patients, befriending, gardening, admin support and everything in between. Whether you are looking to gain skills and experience through volunteering that will support your career aspirations or you simply wish to fill your spare time by doing something meaningful to help others, if you have great people skills and a sense of commitment we would welcome you to apply.
“I volunteer because I feel it takes me out of my daily self-centred life. I also feel truly blessed that I have been given so much in life and believe it's important to give back! Volunteering continuously teaches me something new about people, about compassion. Especially helping others, it reminds me that we are all in this together and we need to remember to support each other! I have enjoyed my time volunteering at NELFT so much. I have met amazing people, who have made me feel so welcome and I have learnt new skills too! Thank you for giving me the opportunity" Joanna
"My experience of volunteer has been so rewarding and I felt so grateful to be able to help others. I had a lovely (2 metres away) chat with the client I was delivering shopping to which showed me the joy volunteering brings but also brings to myself. I felt so much joy and warmth, and was such a rewarding experience. To know I helped others helped me too.
Receiving the feedback brings me so much joy. Can’t wait to volunteer again soon!" Loren
At present we only accept volunteers aged 18 years old or older.
We are at present only processing applications for advertised roles in the Volunteer Opportunities section. If your interest is for one of these please note this in your application by ticking the relevant box where shown on the application form. We are not taking applications for general volunteering.
ACTIVITY VOLUNTEERS - MENTAL HEALTH INPATIENT WARDS, GOODMAYES, ILFORD, ESSEX
We are looking for a number of people to assist as Activity volunteers with a keen interest in Mental Health in our inpatient wards at Goodmayes, Ilford, Essex. People with lived experience or care for people with Mental Health issues are especially welcome to apply.
There are Various wards which range from Low/High and PICU security settings.
In order to enhance services and service user experience we are hoping to recruit volunteers with specific skills areas (e.g. art, music, gardening, creative writing, teaching) to assist in facilitating the group programme on the ward. Providing activities which are of interest to our service users and or helps build their skills will aid their recovery. Volunteering in this role would include the following tasks:
Specialist Activity Support Volunteers need to be:
Please note: due to the nature of our service, staff can occasionally be subject to verbal and physical aggression or threats.