Aware is a voluntary organization formed in 1985 by a group of interested patients, relatives and mental health professionals, whose aims are to assist that section of the population who are directly affected by depression.
The Aware Support Mail service provides support and information for individuals
experiencing depression, bipolar or mood related conditions and for family and
friends supporting a loved one.
Volunteers are required for the role of Email Support Volunteer. Volunteer commitment involves initial training of approximately 21 hours with follow-up training workshops throughout the year.
Aware offer a safe, confidential space (within normal limits) where people can share their own experience of depression and explore available options.
1. Full training and ongoing support will be provided.
2. This is an ideal opportunity for someone who can commit to three hours each week and who wants to make a very real and positive difference in the lives of others.
3. Once training is complete you will then volunteer from home so you must have a reliable broadband connection
4. Minimum commitment is 18 months.
Full details of this role, training dates and requirements as well as details of other volunteering positions in Aware are available on our website here.
To apply, please complete our
What's required for this position
A volunteer will have empathy and good communication skills, have an ability to take direction and possess enthusiasm, passion and energy. The volunteer must be respectful of others and be willing to make a commitment to volunteering with Aware.
Access to a computer and reliable broadband connection.
- Computer/ Web/ ICT
- Personable Skills
- Phone Support/ Information Giver
Level of English required for this role:
Times and commitment required for this role
Minimum time commitment: 2 years
Hours required: 1hrs Weekly
Location of volunteering opportunity:
Once training has been completed, you can volunteer from home.
Also available in these counties
Galway, Cork, Limerick, Mayo, Waterford, Tipperary, Meath, Louth, Wicklow
Screening details for this role:
- Formal Interview
- Garda Vetting
- Application Form
Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:
- Support/ advice/ recognition
- Initial induction and training
- Reimbursement of expenses
- Ongoing training opportunities
Volunteers with the following challenges will be supported in this role
- Physical Disability
- Sensory Disability
- Mental Health Difficulties
Benefits you will receive as a volunteer
Opportunity to volunteer with a National Organisation, Initial and Ongoing training and Support, opportunity to develop skills.