THE STORY BEHIND THE PICTURE
Volunteer mentor Brett has received full training and on-going support from our Mentor Coordinator, Sian Jones.
We are always delighted to hear from people wanting to volunteer.
We need your help in mentoring, providing learning support for young people, crewing and training people on the Swingbridge Community Boats, supporting our staff at events and office work.
Our counsellors are volunteers, too. Just a few hours can make all the difference and, of course, we pay your travel and other essential expenses.
Current volunteer opportunities
Volunteer mentors required
Mentoring is a simple but effective way for one person to give their support to someone else who is going through a tough time or wants encouragement in making difficult decisions. Listen to our Mentor Co-ordinator, Cathy Leamon talk about mentoring on BBC Surrey here.
Mentor training courses in your area
Prospective volunteers will need to be able to attend all sessions during their training course. People are not making a commitment simply by taking part in the training – it’s how they find out whether they have the right skills and will enjoy this sort of work. Those who do sign up as volunteers will need to commit to giving about an hour a week. Expert support is available for mentors from our team of Mentor Co-ordinators.
The next course takes place on:
Wednesday 21 and 28 November and 5 December between 4.00-7.00pm at Imber Court, Ember Lane, East Molesey, KT8 0BT.
Places must be pre-booked and you will need to attend all three sessions. To book or for more information, contact our Mentor Administration Assistant, Sue Kirley on 01483 426990 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reigate and Banstead, Leatherhead, Dorking and Tandridge
Details of our next course will be posted soon.
For more information contact our Mentoring Administrator, Emma-Louise Lowe – email email@example.com or call 07712 653 315.
The next course takes place on:
Monday 11, 18 and 25 February between 4.00-7.00pm at Cap Gemini, Forge End, Woking, Surrey GU21 6DB.
Places must be pre-booked and you will need to attend all three sessions. For more information or to book contact our Mentor Administration Assistant, Sue Kirley on 01483 426990 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We need volunteers to help us run our flagship event – the Surrey 5 Peaks hikeathon.
Build on your college training with practical events experience for a local charity. You can assist with:
- event briefing
- overseeing health and safety
- manning and running check-points
- managing the communications systems
Get your event management career off to the right start – call Hannah Gilmour at Surrey Care Trust on 07748 963617 or email email@example.com
We’re looking for enthusiastic crew members for our community boats, Swingbridge1 and Swingbridge2. Experience is not required as training is provided but we do need people with a good sense of humour, patience and empathy to encourage our supported volunteers who may have mental health problems, mild learning difficulties or are dealing with addiction or the aftermath of family breakdown or unemployment. Find out more about how our community boats are benefiting local people by reading our Trust Matters newsletter. For more information about volunteering on Swingbridge, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mentoring? Contact Sue Kirley by email or call 01483 426990
Working with Swingbridge? Contact Miranda Soane by email or call 07712 652675
Giving learning support to young people? Contact Sharon Tweddle at the STEPS Learning Centre by email or call 01483 487037
Counselling? Contact Sian Jones by email or call 07765 257022
Helping with events and fundraising? Contact Hannah Gilmour by email or call 07748 963617
Not sure? Visit our volunteering pages for inspiration