Volunteer with us

Our Recovery College is driven by co-production and co-design, so we are looking to work alongside people who bring enthusiasm, skills and experiences to help us get it right.

Do you have lived experience of mental health challenges and feel that you’re in a place of recovery at the moment? Are you a carer or supporter of someone with a mental health problem? Are you a mental health professional or do you have a professional background which could aid in others’ wellbeing?

Volunteering with us promotes self confidence and self-esteem, it helps others and it can help you build up your skills and knowledge too. From day-to-day tasks and administration work to co-producing new courses or delivering on our existing courses. We are looking for volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. Previous experience is not necessary, but our volunteers need to demonstrate empathy, hope and control. A regular time commitment is required, because consistency is important in our work. Courses may be delivered during the daytime or evenings so full-time workers and students are often still able to volunteer with us.

We welcome volunteers at Compass! Get in touch with us to chat more: 0118 9373945, compass.opportunities@reading.gov.uk

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