Volunteering

There are a range of opportunities to become involved as a volunteer within Liber8. Many of our staff team began their engagement with us as volunteers and they have been supported to undertake the required the recognised training to a professional standard allowing them to apply for employed positions.

There are robust criterion and guidelines around volunteering and Liber8 has a Volunteering Pack which provides all the information you need to know about the process of becoming a volunteer. The requirements for each role can be seen below:

Liber8 expects that volunteers will:

  • be reliable and honest
  • respect confidentiality
  • attend training and support sessions where agreed
  • act with due care for their own safety and that of others
  • adhere to our policies and procedures
  • carry out tasks in accordance with our aims and values
  • work within agreed guidelines and remits
  • be anti-discriminatory in their work
  • promote equality of opportunity
  • honour the volunteering commitment they have made

a) Reception/Clerical - minimum requirements:

  • completed application form
  • interview and group discussions
  • completion and acceptance of Disclosure Scotland / PVG

b) Volunteer Support Worker - minimum requirements:

  • completed application form
  • interview and group discussions
  • completion and acceptance of Disclosure Scotland / PVG
  • COSCA Counselling Skills Certificate
  • evidence of studying for Diploma in Counselling (accredited by COSCA/ BACP /BABCP)

c) College/Student Placements minimum requirements:

  • completed application form
  • interview and group discussions
  • completion and acceptance of Disclosure Scotland / PVG
  • COSCA Counselling Skills Certificate
  • Fitness to practice element of diploma course (Course accredited by COSCA/ BACP/BABCP)

d) Volunteer Counsellor minimum requirements:

  • completed application form
  • interview and group discussions
  • completion and acceptance of Disclosure Scotland / PVG
  • COSCA Counselling Skills Certificate
  • completed Diploma in Counselling (Course accredited by COSCA/ BACP/BABCP)

e) Volunteer Supervisor minimum requirements:

  • completed application form
  • interview and group discussions
  • completion and acceptance of Disclosure Scotland / PVG
  • COSCA Counselling Skills Certificate
  • completed Diploma in Counselling (Approved by COSCA/ BACP/BABCP)
  • completed qualification in supervision (COSCA/ BACP/BABCP Approved)

f) Board Members minimum requirements:

  • attendance at governance training
  • interview
  • completion and acceptance of Disclosure Scotland/PVG
  • awareness of and interest in the disciplines of mental, physical, health and wellbeing, criminal justice and addiction

For further information please see the volunteer handbook below. If you feel you meet the requirements please complete the volunteer application and return it to admin@liber8.org

Liber8 Volunteer Handbook

Liber8 Volunteer Application Form