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Early Minds Volunteer

Description of the role:

In this role you will be responsible for assisting our Children’s and Young Person’s Facilitator with the delivery of our EARLY MINDS programme to primary schools in Suffolk. There is also the opportunity to help with the administration of the programme.

Opportunity Activities: Advice, Information and Support, Community Work, Mentoring, Teaching, Training and Coaching, Youth Work
Availability required:


What skills are needed?

Skills and Abilities:
- Naturally engages with children
- Willing to train in line with project objectives
- Creative and happy to work as part of a team
- Ability to travel to different locations

Knowledge & Experience:
- Experience of working with children or experience
- Knowledge and understanding of appropriate language for use with young children

Attitudes & Values:
• Reliable
• Non-judgemental attitude
• Chooses to use language to promote equality and inclusivity
• Willing and able to work with the changing Covid 19 guidelines

What skills will be learned / gained?

- Opportunity to attend the Your Needs Met sessions delivered in the schools, enabling you to develop your understanding of the Mental Health Continuum and the Emotional Needs and Resources model of mental health
- The opportunity to be part of pioneering work supporting young people’s mental health
- Training for the role and ongoing support
- A role that enables you to get many needs met, especially meaning & purpose

DBS Check Required: Yes
Driving Licence Required: Yes
Does this role have age restrictions?: Yes
Mandatory training required for role: Yes
Details of mandatory training:

All volunteers are required to undertake mental wellbeing training and online Adult and Child Safeguarding training.
Full training and support provided.

Extra information:

Must be able to commit to whole day volunteering - meeting at a school at 8:30am and finishing at 3:30pm. Must be reliable. Dates agreed in advance.

About the Opportunity Host Organisation

Host Organisation: Suffolk Mind
Organisation Profile:

Suffolk Mind is affiliated to Mind National and is committed to improving the lives of people with mental health issues.
To be a forward thinking, needs-led, evidence driven sustainable charity that promotes and protects mental wellbeing for all, providing a range of innovative services and programmes.

This opportunity is no longer accepting expressions of interest.