If you wish to volunter on Aware's Life Skills Online, you must be:
- Over 25 years of age
- Available for three hours once a week
- Fluent at written and spoken English
- Comfortable navigating online platforms and have a reliable internet connection
It is essential before you apply that you follow these steps:
- Inform yourself about Aware and its services, particularly Life Skills Online
- Read through the life skills supporter role description
- Read Aware’s Volunteer Statement of Commitment and consider it carefully
- Only apply for your preferred service. If appropriate, you will be recommended to a different service opportunity during the recruitment process.
At Aware we believe equality and diversity are central to our success. We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures. Read Aware's equality and diversity policy.
Volunteers are a valuable and vital resource without which Aware could not provide its services. Volunteers are encouraged to get involved at all levels of the organisation. They bring a unique and valuable perspective that enrich the services we offer. Read Aware's volunteer policy.
Things to consider when applying for a volunteer role with Aware services.
In the interests of your self care and acknowledging the commitment required for this role please check through this list and consider your availability to commit to the volunteering role before applying.
- Have you got time to fulfil your commitment to this role?
- Do you find that you carry others’ concerns with you?
- Do you volunteer in a similar role with another organisation?
- Have you recently come through a trauma or bereavement?
Questions that applicants can expect to be asked during phone interviews.
- What do you know about Aware?
- Can you tell me about the services Aware provides?
- What is your understanding of depression and bipolar disorder?
- Are you free to commit to a minimum of 18 months following training?
- Why do you think your commitment is important to the people who use our services?
Here is what one of our volunteers have to say about their experience supporting the people in our communities who need Aware services...
“I, as a volunteer, have gained much from the people that I support, and continue to learn and grow as a person through my experience as a Supporter. The people I support are some of the most brave and courageous people I know. My role with Aware has taught me that whilst we all come from different places, situations, life experiences and circumstances we are, above all, connected and united through our humanity.”
- Ruth, Life Skills Online Volunteer
If you're interested in volunteering and have any additional queries, please talk to Emma on email@example.com or call her on 01 237 4926.