Our volunteers are extremely important to us. They bring new skills, fresh perspectives, local community links and make Cranstoun an even more diverse and vibrant organisation.
Volunteering in this field can be challenging at times, but it’s also fun and incredibly rewarding. You’ll get to work alongside and learn from a dedicated team, gain valuable experience and receive on-the-job training.
You'll need to be able to commit to a few regular hours every week or so, a passion for helping people and an interest in what we do.
In return, we can offer you structured training sessions to support you while you volunteer with us. The training covers the following topics:
Cranstoun's peer mentor scheme provides an opportunity for those who have found stability in their own recovery to support current service users in theirs.
Peer mentors can pass on their experience of using recovery skills and tools, build on their mentee's social and community networks and support their attendance in a person-centred, goal orientated way.
All peer mentors are required to access structured training on the following topics, to support you in your role:
If you are interested in becoming a peer mentor, please speak to your care coordinator or contact the service to discuss a referral to the project.
Our peer mentoring schemes at Iris Reading and Brighton Pavilions have been awarded NCVO's Approved Provider Standard (APS) Accreditation.
Tel: 020 8335 1830