Volunteering is a great way to celebrate life, do something to help others and develop new skills and we’re always looking for talented, energetic people to join our team. You could become a Group Facilitator… a Media Volunteer… a Podcaster... or a Self-Management Training Facilitator… imagination is your only limit! Enrich your CV and acquire great new skills by calling us on 0141 560 2050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t take our word for it – listen to our volunteers…
I love volunteering with Bipolar Scotland! It can’t be faulted as an organisation for the support and encouragement it gives to Group Facilitators and members. Having just graduated, I was thrilled to get the chance to work as a Group Facilitator. I gain a huge amount of satisfaction from providing support to group members and having the freedom to develop and run the group to suit our members’ needs. It’s a real privilege to have this role - you can really see how much members value having this support network available to them!
Eilidh, Group Facilitator
I volunteer as a Self-Management Training Facilitator for three reasons. Firstly, to give something back for the hugely positive effect that Self-Management Training has had on my life - helping to save my marriage, my family and my career. Secondly, facilitating the course helps me to stay well, it reminds me of the things I have to do to stay in a good place. And thirdly, the Bipolar Scotland team are a tremendous pleasure to work with, allowing me to be myself while staying strong and balanced. I can’t recommend it highly enough.
Vic, Self-Management Training Facilitator
I volunteer for Bipolar Scotland and love being part of such a supportive organisation. I was a social worker but can no longer work due to health issues and I get great satisfaction from supporting others through volunteering. The saying ‘all in it together’ has been heard so many times over the past few years and it’s generally said with regard to austerity. Although many people with bipolar are affected by this type of austerity, there is no austerity of support and encouragement of others within our self-help group. We are strong together and the networks of support I’ve discovered are really rich.
Anne, Group Facilitator