Become a Volunteer

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has”

(Margaret Mead)

We are in no doubt that without the contribution of our volunteers FDAMH would not be able to offer the range of services that we do!

Our volunteers, young and older, come from all walks of life. As a FDAMH volunteer you’ll receive great training and support to make sure you are successful in your role. You might even find you learn and develop skills that help you in everday life and work. And you can be confident that you are joining a great volunteering organisation as FDAMH has achieved the UK ‘Investing in Volunteers’ Standard.

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In return for giving us some of your time we can offer you the opportunity to meet new people, enhance your skill base and make a significant difference to other people’s lives. You need only devote a couple of hours of your time and any expenses you incur will be reimbursed.

If you are over 18 and think that you would be interested in joining us then please complete the application form (see boxed links) or if you want further information then give us a call on 01324 671600.

Current Volunteering Opportunities

We are currently only taking applications for the specific roles listed below.

If none of these roles are appropriate or of interest, we’d still like to thank you for your interest in volunteering with FDAMH – please do keep an eye on this page and our social media to be notified when new opportunities open that you might want to apply for.

The Social Spark – Social Connector Volunteers

A key part of the Social Spark team is to offer a wide range of opportunities from small social contact groups, to fishing groups, to a buddy service and one-to-one befriending.

Tea and a Blether

Volunteers support this lively bunch in getting the best out of their day.They help the conversation flow and encourage the group members in trying out new venues or activities.

Our social contact groups within The Social Spark are small groups of between 3 and 8 people, who have mental health conditions and find themselves isolated and lacking in company and support to get out and about. The groups meet fortnightly or monthly in a variety of cafes and restaurants throughout Falkirk and are supported by volunteers interested in working with clients who might have a variety of anxieties.

Main duties:

  • Contact the group members to confirm attendance
  • Support group members in sourcing transport to and from the event, where possible
  • Making clients feel safe and comfortable in the venue
  • Helping source new cafes and places of interest that the group members may enjoy and checking availability/accessibility
  • Alerting group members to other opportunities available, e.g. Walking groups, local hobby classes, etc.
  • Alert staff to any decline in both mental and physical health of group members

The Vital Spark

Help someone rediscover their ‘get up and go’ before it’s got up and gone!

Can you spare just two hours of your time, once a week, to help someone re-establish links with their community? Are you open, friendly, chatty, reliable and patient? If the answer to these questions is a ‘yes’, we think you are the ideal person to become a volunteer social connector.

No formal experience is required to become a volunteer social connector as we provide comprehensive, in house training. You just need to have a genuine interest in people, good listening skills and patience and be willing to devote a few hours of your time each week or fortnightly for a minimum of one year.

Man-Up! We are particularly keen to boost the numbers of male befrienders we have available so that we can meet the needs of our community. Don’t be shy, if you think you might be interested you can have an informal chat with us to find out more!

Trustees

Do you have skills and enthusiasm to help our organisation thrive and continue its highly-respected support for the mental wellbeing of our community? FDAMH’s Trustees meet every two months (Wednesday evenings) and lend their expertise to the strategic development of the organisation.