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.
Volunteering in LSLCS services
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.
Admin and support volunteering
There are also opportunities to volunteer to assist the organisation and staff in admin and support roles. We have a variety of voluntary opportunities available, from office and handyperson roles to support roles, some are regular and some or more ad-hoc.
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: