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We love our volunteers

Our volunteers are a huge support to our staff helping deliver activities in ward or community settings, including art, music and drama groups, crafts, reading and reminiscence sessions.

Our events volunteers help plan and run mental health awareness events, seminars and conferences. Survey volunteers help our service users and carers complete patient and carer experience surveys, often using iPads and survey kiosks. Welcome volunteers offer a welcome and signposting service to people who visit the trust.

You will be able to claim travel expenses.

To become a volunteer you must:

  • be over the age of 18 (21 if volunteering in our secure division)
  • attend a gateway assessment by the Social Inclusion and Participation Team to determine your skills, aspirations and pathway
  • provide two references
  • agree to an occupational health check
  • undergo a Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check
  • for certain activities, be a current service user or carer
  • or have experience within the last three years of being a service user or carer
  • for certain activities, meet the requirements of the person specification for that activity.

If you are accepted you will be required to:

  • Attend a one-day Volunteer Induction Training (VIT)
  • Have a monthly ‘one to one’ meeting with your supervisor
  • Sign, and adhere to, a trust confidentiality agreement
  • Comply with the trust policies, procedures and processes, including adherence to a parallel version of the trust Investigation and Disciplinary Procedure.

If you would like to become a volunteer contact the Social Inclusion and Participation Team.

Tel: 0151 478 6556

Email:volunteering@merseycare.nhs.uk

Write to:

Social Inclusion and Participation Team

The Life Rooms, Walton, Evered Avenue, L9 2AF