Supported Volunteering offers assistance to people impacted by mental health issues to consider whether or not volunteering could be an option for them in a no-pressure, confidential and positive environment. By helping people identify their hopes, their dislikes, their talents, interests and challenges, the Supported Volunteering Programme (SVP) walks alongside each participant on their own unique journey, moving at their pace in the direction they set, supporting their choices. It is a referral based service so participants generally require the support of an Occupational Therapist, Social Worker, Community Worker or even a General Practitioner. Supported Volunteering is just one possible pathway people may choose to take that can support their personal journey to wellness.
Our Supported Volunteering Programme is here to support people with mental health into meaningful and supportive volunteer opportunities in the Dunedin area.