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Thursday 29 June 2017
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Volunteering

Volunteering

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust offers a wide range of volunteering opportunities across all services within the organisation. The aim of the volunteer program is to offer volunteering opportunities within the Trust that will help develop both the volunteers and our services and facilitate opportunities outside of the trust to give all those involved a sense of value, confidence, self-esteem and recognition.

Volunteering is beneficial to the volunteer, service user and the healthcare provision organisation.  

Benefits for the volunteer include an opportunity:

  • to get involved in our services

  • to use skills in a way tailored or graded to ability

  • to learn and develop new skills

  • for people who have used or are using mental health services to continue their recovery in a safe and supportive environment

  • for people outside mental health services to learn more about those services and mental health generally

  • to gain work experience and potential reference in a supportive environment

  • to work in an environment that is fair and inclusive, and that will provide empathy and support at all times

  • to be supported and enabled to make the transition into other work environments if they wish to

  • to be supported with education and development opportunities in order to make the most of their potential

  • to be empowered to take more control of their own development.

 

The Trust is fully committed to equality and diversity, and will engage with anyone who wants to volunteer!

Anyone with a genuine interest in the work of Derbyshire Heatlhcare will be considered (e.g. mental health, substance misuse, learning disabilities, children’s services), as this will be an opportunity to learn about what the organisation does. We would particularly encourage people who are receiving or have received services from the Trust or carers of people receiving services to become volunteers.

For more information on how you can become a volunteer for Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust please contact the Volunteer Coordinator by emailing DHCFT.VolunteerCoordinator@derbyshcft.nhs.uk or telephone 01332 623700 ext 33234