VOLUNTEER

There are a number of ways you can stand with us for women’s mental health.
Volunteers help WISH keep going

Volunteer

Volunteers are integral to our success here at WISH. We value our Volunteers alongside our members of staff and pride ourselves on inclusivity and team working, everyone supporting each toward achieving the aims and goals for our organisation and importantly, our clients and service users.

We are currently looking for Trustees, Community Link & Counselling volunteers! Keep scrolling to find out more!

With your help, WISH keeps going from strength to strength. From a personal perspective volunteering can bring you as an individual significant benefits too:

  • Providing a sense of purpose and community.
  • Combats isolation.
  • Improves self-esteem.
  • Teaches you valuable skills.
  • Provides job prospects.
  • Helps you meet new friends!

Opportunities

TRUSTEES

  • Informal conversations: ongoing
  • Applications review & shortlisting: ongoing

We are looking to recruit up to four new Trustees over the coming year and we are particularly interested in people with knowledge of or a background in finance/accounting, governance, human resources and fundraising.

As a user led organisation, we strongly encourage applications from people who have experience of the Criminal Justice and Mental Health systems.

You don’t need to have previous Board experience in order to become a Trustee with Wish as all training will be provided. If you are unsure whether being a Trustee is right for you, then please speak to us and we are happy to have a conversation

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds as we are actively seeking to develop our team to better represent the diverse community we live and work in. We particularly welcome applications from people of the Global Majority, of Black heritage, of South, East and South-East Asian heritage and/or people who identify as LGBTQIA+.

Due to the nature of WISH’s work, only women and non binary people are eligible to work for WISH. (Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1)

All Trustees work from our standard Trustee Job Description but what we are looking for most of all is:

  • Passion and enthusiasm for social justice for underserved women.
  • Commitment to our values and ethos
  • Active participation by attending our meetings and contributing with expertise

> Download the Job Description

> Read the Trustee Application Pack   [There is a variation with less colour here ]

How to apply

We welcome your questions at all points of the process – so feel free to ask them.

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COMMUNITY LINK VOLUNTEERS

We are currently looking for dedicated volunteers to support our Community Link service for 2-3 days per week, ensuring its smooth, effective and efficient operation and contribute to the documentation of the experiences of women leaving secure settings.

  • Deadline for Applications [Extended]: 31 March, 5PM UK time;
  • Selection & interviews: rolling, as applications come in;
  • Start Date: as soon as possible.

We are a user-led organisation and encourage applicants with personal experience of using mental health services. Due to the nature of WISH’s work, only women and non binary people are eligible to work for WISH. (Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1)

> Download the Job Description

How to apply

  • Download and fill in the Volunteer Form
  • Download and fill in the Equal Opportunities Form
  • Email the filled in forms and your CV to our Community Link Manager- Penny Bennett at P.Bennett@womenatwish.org.uk.

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COUNSELLING VOLUNTEERS

You can also volunteer in our Counselling service !

BACP membership is a requirement for Counselling volunteers.

How to apply

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Other areas where we could use help:

1. Campaigning, Fundraising, Donor management

2.  Membership management

3. General administration

Please get in touch if you have any skills, passions, or ideas for the organisation! Click on the button below to download our General  Volunteer form.

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