Are you facing a mental health challenge?
Did you know that volunteering can help:
- increase self-esteem
- reduce social isolation
- give a sense of purpose
- enhance recovery
You can help yourself by helping others by volunteering for your mental health
Our Flourish service developed out of the experience of people living with mental health difficulties or some emotional distress, who found volunteering to have played an important role in their personal recovery journey. Galway Volunteer Centre wants to embrace this concept and encourage people who wish to volunteer, but may feel anxious or want some support in getting started.
- We want to encourage everyone to experience the benefits of volunteering.
- We believe that it is vital that people approach volunteering at their own pace and that they are supported to do this in a welcoming and friendly way.
- We can provide support, if you want it, on deciding whether volunteering is for you and if so, finding a suitable volunteer role.
We can also provide support in applying for a role and if you are successful in your application, getting started volunteering.