Msaada (a Swahili word meaning “giving back”) is our volunteering programme for people from the Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities who want to support BME people who are living with a mental illness.

For the last 10 years, volunteers in the Msaada programme have been helping people by performing roles ranging from volunteer befrienders, ward visitors to admin roles.

Many of our volunteers have gone on to pursue a career in health and social care, nursing, medicine or social work.

People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons. For some it offers the chance to give something back or to make a difference. It's not only a great opportunity for volunteers to learn new skills, but it also provides a new experience. Our volunteering programme is an opportunity to improve self-confidence, meet new people and change lives.

Many people have busy lives and it can be hard to find time to volunteer. However, the benefits of volunteering are enormous.

Volunteers have to provide two references and pass DBS clearance and Occupational Health checks.

If you can spare a few hours per week then why not get involved with Msaada.

No previous experience is necessary but you must be willing to commit to volunteering for a minimum of nine months.

Please contact  Joseph Kiguwa, on 020 3228 9827 for more information and application packs.

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