There are many opportunities for AMAT UK Residents and people from the local community to volunteer to help us deliver our services.
Our volunteering is flexible and rewarding, with training provided. Scroll down to find the opportunities available…
RESIDENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Cleaning – as a cleaning volunteer you will help to clean and maintain The Hive ready for all visitors and service partners. Duties include sanitizing all areas, hoovering, mopping floors and general dusting.
Reception – as a volunteer on reception you will be the first person people see as they enter The Hive! Duties will include liaising with staff for who is expected within The Hive, welcoming guests into the building and ensuring that all guests are signed in and out.
Maintenance – as a maintenance volunteer, duties will include upkeep of The Hive. This could include painting, repairs and maintaining the garden terrace area and equipment.
Charity Shop – providing help with stock control and serving customers in the British Heart Foundation charity shop or AMAT’s own charity shop.
Café – cooking up tasty food for customers in our friendly and relaxed café space, this role includes stock control, food prep, cooking and keeping the café kitchen orderly and clean.
Resident Committee – join our Resident Committee and share your views about shaping our services to make AMAT and The Hive a great place to be.
If you are a Resident who would like to volunteer please speak to your Support Worker or The Hive staff for more information.
PEER MENTOR ROLES
AMAT UK welcomes Residents who want to give back to consider training as a peer mentor.
Peer mentor duties include supporting a Resident for one-to-one advice and guidance whilst liaising with staff. The purpose of the role is to aid the Resident’s journey back to independent living through them achieving small goals.
You will need to be approachable and friendly with a dedication to improving another person’s journey. You will also need to complete supervisions with a mentor of your own. Peer Mentors are able to receive a qualification in this position, offered through The Hive.
If you are interested in becoming a Peer Mentor, please speak to The Hive staff for more information.
Being a Peer Mentor was brilliant, I loved everything about the role. Being there for others that had problems and just needed a chat, or just a pair of ears to listen; seeing people coming in [to the community space] upset and leaving with a smile has got to be the biggest achievement for me.
OTHER VOLUNTEER ROLES
Could you spare an hour a week to share the joy of reading?
1 in 6 adults in the UK struggle to read. We are looking for volunteers to support individuals to learn this invaluable life skill. From our community space, you will be provided with training and support from AMAT staff as you help people unlock opportunities and find a love of reading.
If you are interested in joining AMAT’s Board of Trustees please get in touch.
To enquire about volunteering with us send us a message.