Volunteering

We welcome volunteers to work with us and are proud of the work they do in the College. We treat volunteers as part of the team and see them as equal partners in the running of the College.

Many of our volunteers had started as leaners in the College. We encourage all potential volunteers to do at least one course with us first.

To see if you want to volunteer please get in touch with us either by phone or email and we will arrange an appointment with you. We will discuss the role you wish to undertake, your skill set and any training you may need to do.

Once you are ready to volunteer you will need to apply for a volunteer application pack.

As part of this process you will need a DBS check and two references. We will support you with the process of volunteering and with the application pack so don’t worry about filling out forms, we will help and check it with you. You may be asked some questions by our Occupational Health Team to make sure you are OK to volunteer if you have any health conditions and that we can meet any health needs you may have.

We will expect you to do some training each year and will offer you some development opportunities.

“I enjoy and love volunteering at the Recovery College because it gives me a chance to give back, a chance to positively make a difference, to someone’s wellbeing and to also help give me distraction, inclusion and direction. I also make some great new friends.” – Michael

“When I was originally approached to volunteer with the Recovery College I didn’t know what to expect. The only thing I knew was that I wanted to help people and give back to the community. In this time, the college has helped me grow as a person and develop skills I didn’t know I had. It’s been a long walk to get where I am now, and volunteering has helped a lot with that.” – Elliot

For more information on volunteering and other opportunities in the Trust please see click on the link below.

https://www.southwestyorkshire.nhs.uk/get-involved/volunteering/