Host Organisation: Fledgling Arts Collective Central

We are looking for Online Volunteers who will respond to our members with mental health problems in either a live chat (booked in advance) or via email messaging style.

Opportunity Interests: Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender people, People with Mental Health Issues
Type of Activity: Counselling
Location: Alderley Edge, Alsager, Bollington, Cheshire East, Congleton, Crewe, Disley, Holmes Chapel, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Middlewich, Nantwich, Poynton, Sandbach, Wilmslow, Outside of Cheshire East
Days and Times for the Opportunity: Monday AM, Monday PM, Monday EVE, Tuesday AM, Tuesday PM, Tuesday EVE, Wednesday AM, Wednesday PM, Wednesday EVE, Thursday AM, Thursday PM, Thursday EVE, Friday AM, Friday PM, Friday EVE, Saturday AM, Saturday PM, Saturday EVE, Sunday AM, Sunday PM, Sunday EVE

About the opportunity

Would you like to give some time to doing something for love rather than money?

Fledgling Arts Collective Central have a newly opened Outreach Wing.

We are looking for Online Volunteers who will respond to our members in either a live chat (booked in advance) or via email messaging style.

'About Fledgling'
We are non-profit-making-volunteer run Arts Collective & charity providing a platform both online and offline for those who struggle with mental health, addiction, gender dysphoria, sexuality, feel like they don't quite 'fit', or feel estranged to this world ,We encourage you to express yourselves through art as catharsis. Combining Art & Catharsis , we believe in being CathARTic.
We believe the arts are a great elixir.
All those who empathise and feel akin with our beliefs are Welcome also."

We Believe the Arts & Creativity can change the world for the better.
We believe in can be unity in spite of diversity.
We believe that positivity & love are contagious.
We Believe in showing each other kindness
We Believe in encouraging each other
We Believe in Alternative Giving & Paying It Forward
We Believe in Breaking conventions
We Believe in embracing our unique selves and & Being Proud of who we are
We Believe in embracing Difference

If you empathise and feel akin with our beliefs please apply.

`Together we can Soar!

Volunteer Commitment: Long Term
Is a DBS check required for this role?: No
Skills and Qualifications Required:

We are looking for people who are both trained and untrained in mental health counselling, a good listener is an absolute must . Also it would be helpful if you have some experience of mental health struggles, but not essential.

You should have passion and compassion for mental health also;

◾good communication and interpersonal skills;
◾dedication, commitment, working on own initiative, reliable,
◾Organised
◾At ease dealing with people

Fledgling is currently run by Volunteers online , so this would be an online post.

Does this appeal to you? Can you help us spread our wings further and soar some more? :)

A good future reference for counselling will be given to any volunteer that shows enthusiasm, commitment, reliability and general rapport.

We are very accepting of all people, if you are happy to do something for love rather than money, then Fledgling is a great place to be!

Are there any Gender or Age Restrictions?: No
Do you have disabled access to the areas a volunteer would be sited?: No
Do you pay expenses?: No
If yes, for what and at what rate?:
What support is available for the volunteer?:

Mentoring

What training is available for the volunteer?:

Mentoring