Support Volunteer

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Making a difference

The Wells Road Centre provides low secure inpatient services to adult men and women with mental disorder and for men with a learning disability. This role is to co-create and co-deliver an engaging and varied programme of activities that contributes to our service users’ recovery and enhances their service user experience.


Wells Road Centre, Nottingham

Time commitment:

Minimum two hour session per week.  Monday to Friday 10 am to 4 pm.

Key tasks:

  • To co-deliver a variety of activities that caters for all service users ranging from arts and crafts, beauty care, discussion groups, games, gardening and music. Please note that we welcome ideas for new activities.
  • To sensitively encourage service users to participate confidently in the activities offered.
  • To make suggestions for new activities and to support service users to put forward their ideas.

Desired skills and experience:

  • Experience of volunteering/working within adult mental health or mental health services for older people
  • Sensitive and tactful nature
  • Emotionally mature
  • Compassion
  • Reliable & trustworthy
  • Can share a skill (Artists, musicians)

We will provide:

  • Supervision and support from a dedicated member of staff within the Involvement, Experience & Volunteering Team
  • Induction to Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • Specific training for the role
  • On-going up-dates and information
  • Reimbursement of travel expenses
  • References can be provided after six months of volunteering

What Nottinghamshire Healthcare offers volunteers:


All volunteers in Nottinghamshire Healthcare are supported by a dedicated team of staff and each volunteer will have a named person within the Volunteering Team as their point of contact. If volunteers are within services, they will also have a named staff member within the service itself. We offer provide regular supervisions with each volunteer to help review their support, their training and their voluntary role. We offer reimbursement of out of pocket expenses, as detailed in expenses policy. References can also be provided after six months of volunteering

Training & Development

We offer support in completing the National Volunteer Certificate and offer further development and training opportunities that are available.

You will also receive an induction to Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust as well as a local induction to the service/placement location.


We’re proud of our community of volunteers that we support throughout Nottinghamshire Healthcare. They are integrated into staff teams and within our services with patients and carers. Our Involvement Centres act as hubs for their work, training and events. We also offer an online NottsHC Volunteer Hub to further support and nurture our community of volunteers.

How to Apply

New Volunteer Applicants:

All new volunteer applicants for this role must complete and return a Registration Form. Completed forms can be emailed back to the Volunteering Team or sent via post to the DMH Involvement Centre, Duncan MacMillan House, Porchester Road, Mapperley, Nottingham, NG3 6AA

Please note:

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions. If successfully shortlisted for this role, you will be sent an invite to interview and links to complete an online DBS check, links to online training which must be completed before the role starts. If you had any questions about the role, the application process or about volunteering with us, get in touch and we’d be happy to help.

Closing date for applications: Ongoing

Interview date: To be arranged upon application

Current Nottinghamshire Healthcare Volunteers:

If you already volunteer with us, please complete the Expression of Interest Form and return to the Volunteering Team. Completed forms can be emailed back to the Volunteering Team or sent to one of the Involvement Centres.