Where can I volunteer?

All our volunteers are recruited through the volunteer service, which means every volunteer has an opportunity to volunteer in wide range of inpatient and community service roles.  As an NHS service provider and specialist provider of mental health, learning disability and autism services, a volunteering experience in our Trust can provide a unique and diverse experience.

Our volunteer roles play a part in making a difference to people’s lives, by providing non-clinical support to people who use our services. No matter what your background, there’s something for you within our volunteer community.

In addition to volunteering in our inpatient and community services the Trust has several innovative and volunteer supported services and programmes, which include:

Infographic made of coloured circles representing where places are available to volunteer. From left to right: League of Friends, Recovery Colleges, Live Well Wakefield, self Management Services, Lay Chaplains, Befriending, Creative Minds, and Community Volunteers. The middle circle includes the text: Volunteer services for inpatient and community services. Central hub for recruitment training, checks.

How do I apply?

To enquire about becoming a volunteer, simply complete our form to register your interest, or contact the team for a paper copy to be posted out for completion.

Once your form is received, we will arrange an interview with the manager of your chosen service.

Volunteers interest form

What roles are available to volunteer in and where in the Trust?

Activity Volunteer Wards & community
Admin Assistant Barnsley Recovery college

Calderdale & Kirklees Recovery College

Wards & community

Arts & craft Wards & community
Asset volunteer Asset based approach
Befriender Befriending Service
Canine befriender Canine befrienders
Catering Barnsley Community Care Support Services
Co-Facilitator Barnsley Recovery college

Calderdale & Kirklees Recovery College

Community befriender Live Well (LW) Wakefield

Wards & community

Co-Producer Barnsley Recovery college

Calderdale & Kirklees Recovery College

EPP self-management champion Expert Patient Programme (EPP)
EPP Tutor Expert Patient Programme (EPP)
Gardener Barnsley Recovery college
Gym assistant Barnsley Recovery college
Language volunteers Barnsley Community Care Support Services

Support Services

Lay chaplain Spirit in Mind
Learning mentor Barnsley Recovery college
LW equipment support volunteer Live Well (LW) Wakefield
Meet & greet Barnsley Recovery college

Calderdale & Kirklees Recovery College

Live Well (LW) Wakefield

Noticeboard operative Wards & community
Physical activity assistant Barnsley Recovery college
Research assistant Research and Development
Study Partner Calderdale & Kirklees Recovery College
Talking and listening befriender Wards & Community
TwoCan buddy Creative Minds
Ward befriender Wards & community

Access to a blank job role description can be found here​.

For further information on any of the above roles, please contact the volunteer service at volunteer@swyt.nhs.uk.​

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