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The Amigo Project

enhancing emotional well-being

Our volunteers support people who need encouragement to move forward on their journey of recovery from mental ill health.

Our volunteers help people to make connections within the local community and enable them to take up interesting activities to boost confidence and increase motivation.

Volunteers are recruited, trained and supported by VSNS. The project covers the residents of several boroughs; Runnymede, Spelthorne, Surrey Heath, West Elmbridge and Woking.

Interested in a rewarding volunteer role?

Volunteers will receive an induction, training and ongoing supervision. Volunteers are subject to a DBS check at an enhanced level. Our in-house team will support the volunteers individually. If you have good people skills and are interested in a rewarding volunteer role supporting people in the community then please contact us. We’d love to hear from you.

volunteers are expected to:

  • Attend in-house training sessions which will include mental health awareness, how to be a great buddy, boundaries and safeguarding

  • Provide one to one support to people looking to increase confidence and emotional wellbeing

  • Attend meetings/activities with people as agreed

  • Feedback to the Amigo project managers

Volunteers should have:

  • A keen interest in promoting the recovery of people affected by mental ill health

  • Non-judgemental and supportive manner when supporting people

  • A basic understanding of mental health and wellbeing

  • Empathetic and warm approach

  • IT Skills – access to the internet/email and Microsoft Word preferred (but non-essential)

To apply please contact Laura or Lynnette on 01276 707565 or buddy@voluntarysupport.org.uk