Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service is strongly committed to volunteering and volunteers are an essential part of our service. This is an important part of our philosophy, as many of our volunteers have had time out of work or not been able to work at all due to mental health issues, so volunteering with us has been an important part of their recovery.
We are proud of the fact that over half our paid staff started here as volunteers, while many other volunteers have gone on to work and study elsewhere in the mental health field. We aim to provide people with a positive, supportive and nurturing experience of work, with plenty of training and development. After six months of volunteering here, we are often able to provide a reference to support volunteers in their applications for paid work or for college and university courses.
Why volunteer with Leeds Survivor-Led Crisis Service?
People who are beginning a career in counselling, social care or psychology often find volunteering here particularly helpful in providing them with some practical experience to support their studies. If you’re interested in finding out more about how you can support our valuable work, please explore the following links:
- Becoming a Helpline volunteer
- Becoming a face-to-face volunteer
- Becoming a Group Work volunteer
- Becoming a Group Facilitator
Leeds Survivor-Led Crisis Service also employs trained staff in a variety of roles. If you’re interested in finding out more, visit the Working at LSLCS page.