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    Volunteer South seeks to celebrate, support, highlight and encourage volunteering in the Southern region by helping connect organisations that rely on volunteers to connect with people who are willing to offer their skills and energy to support them. The Supported Volunteering Programme (below) is specifically tailored for individuals who have experienced issues with their mental health and would like to explore whether volunteering might be a suitable option for them. For more information on the Community Connections Programme, please see the Volunteer South website.


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    Supported Volunteering services


    Supported Volunteering Programme

    The Supported Volunteering Programme is a referral-based service that supports individuals who have experienced issues with their mental health to access volunteer opportunities.

    Supported Volunteering offers a no-pressure environment and a non-judgemental experience allowing participants to make their own discoveries about what their interests are, what works for them, what does not and how they cope with new experiences. The Supported Volunteering Programme is funded by the Southern District Health Board.


    The Supported Vounteer Programme is funded by Southern DHB and is free to access.