Volunteering is something that is uniquely individual and the reasons for becoming a volunteer are as many and varied as the people who choose to do it.
According to some, volunteering can have major positive benefits, including, improvement to health and mental wellbeing, and building confidence and self esteem. Volunteers also report that their volunteering provides them with valuable life skills and experience, friendship, and even helps them find a job.
The main reward for many of our own volunteers however, is seeing the lives of individuals, couples and families in great difficulty being transformed by being given the opportunity to explore their concerns and find a way forward in a confidential, compassionate and supportive relationship.
According to one report 60% of people feel they have never been asked to volunteer. You are no longer one of them - if you ever were!
We are looking for qualified counsellors who share our values and ethos to join our team of volunteers.
Placements For Trainee Cousellors
Quiet Waters offers placements to counselling students who share our values and ethos and are deemed fit to practice by their course tutors.
We welcome students practising different counselling approaches, and are particularly interested in students, both male and female, who will offer Quiet Waters some of their time on a voluntary basis after qualifying.
Opportunities In Governance And Practical Help Wanted
We are seeking volunteers who share our values, ethos and enthusiasm to strengthen our management resource and to provide the practical help we need from time to time in IT, in looking after our building and grounds, and in other areas.
How Do I Become A Volunteer?
On expressing an interest in volunteering with Quiet Waters you will be invited to visit our offices at Camelon to meet with Isobel, the Service Manager, and another member of the team to discuss the opportunities of interest to you.
At this initial meeting you will be given a full application pack including a description of the role, the personal qualities and skills required, an application form, reference requests, and information on training.
If the paperwork dosn't put you off, you will be invited to attend a second interview when the paperwork is complete. It is at this point that candidates will be selected for training.
An enhanced disclosure will be required for each of the volunteering roles before working with clients.