Volunteering with n-compass is a rewarding way to reach out to your local community. Whether you can spare two hours, two months or two years, we will always do our best to find a volunteer role to suit your needs.
- Make new friends and learn new skills
- Put your existing skills to good use
- Gain some work experience
- Increase your confidence
- Give something back to the community
“After making the decision to take voluntary redundancy I was given the opportunity to pursue a career in a different direction. With this in mind I knew I needed to gain some new experiences which is why I got involved with Help Direct .The training I have received since joining the team has been invaluable, I have learnt so much and enjoyed every aspect of the process. All the staff at Help Direct have been both encouraging and friendly and I always feel like a valued member of the team, receiving recognition for my efforts and positive feedback. As a volunteer I now have my own case work supporting various customers into numerous organisations, depending on their needs. My time spent volunteering for Help Direct is proving to be interesting and extremely rewarding.”Help Direct Volunteer,
“Getting involved with the team at Carers Point! showed me just how much work goes on behind the scenes and boy it was an eye opener. Hats off to all the staff and volunteers supporting Carers to get the help they need. It is their compassion and commitment to help others that makes doing what they do so worthwhile. Not only did I experience a day in the office, but off I went to join a Carers Point! Coffee and Chat. I met local Carers and shared stories over coffee and cookies. I met some wonderful people in the same position I was in a couple of years ago, when caring for my terminally ill mother. This is how I came to join Carers Point!, first as a Carer, now as a volunteer. I hope to be able to give back in time and kindness to help support other Carers.”Carers Point! Volunteer,
“I have volunteered for the Butterfly and Phoenix Projects since 2011. I have loved every minute spent with the team; they have always been so welcoming and are like a family to me. I have had the opportunity to help run drop-ins, group sessions, service user forums and provide training to professionals.Due to my work as a volunteer I have also gained my current paid job- as a mental health worker in CAMHS- something that would not have been possible with the experience volunteering gave me.Not only have I learned vital knowledge and skills in terms of working with young people and also around self-harm but have also grown in confidence too under the mentorship of Ben.I will be eternally grateful for the opportunities given to me by the Projects”Self - harm Volunteer,
“After leaving rehab I wanted to do something useful to support other people and give something back. I heard about advocacy and applied to become a volunteer advocate with n-compass advocacy service. The training was good and after ‘shadowing’ other advocates I started to work on my own cases.I have learnt a lot and it is interesting as each person I work with is different and so are their issues. I get a great deal of support and I receive regular supervisions as well as ongoing training which is invaluable. People don’t see me as ‘just a volunteer’ but treat me as one of the team which is a really nice feeling. Being an advocate has increased my confidence and self – esteem as I have realised that I do have skills, I just need to be confident to put them to good use.”Advocacy Volunteer,
Would you like to make a difference and give something back to the community while learning new skills, receiving training, gaining experience and making new friends? Then volunteering is for YOU!
n-compass is a voluntary organisation and has been recruiting volunteers for 12 years. Volunteers are absolutely crucial to n-compass, without them we could not support anywhere near the amount of people that we do. Because of the varied backgrounds and experiences of a wide number of volunteers we can effectively support a more diverse range of people. We offer voluntary opportunities within our Advocacy, Carers, Health Trainer, Help Direct and Self-harm services.
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If you would like further information on our volunteering services, please contact us
You can also view our latest volunteering leaflet here