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Livewell Southwest - Volunteering

Livewell Southwest's volunteering can be a life changing experience, for you, those we support and our staff. By spending some time chatting with patients, supporting with administrative tasks, helping keep our gardens great or lending a hand with our training courses you'll be making an invaluable contribution to our work if you choose to volunteer with us.

Contacts details

Address:Mount Gould Hospital
Mount Gould Road
PL4 7QD
Telephone number: 01752 435125
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You will receive training pertinent to the role as well as gaining certificates by completing mandatory online learning. You will have the opportunity to complete the National Volunteer Certificate by completing additional training once you have volunteered for a minimum of 60 hours.

We offer a variety of flexible volunteering roles in Plymouth and surrounding areas. Due to the nature of our work, volunteers undergo certain recruitment checks; this may include a standard or enhanced DBS check depending on the role, providing two references and undergoing an occupational health screen. We will provide you with the necessary support to ensure that this process is as smooth as possible.

You will find samples of our volunteer roles below. If you wish to share a special talent and don't find a role that interests you, please email and we can consider if any of our services could be enhanced by your talent.

Find current opportunities at Go Volunteering - search 'Livewell'

Example volunteer opportunities

  • Fish Tank Volunteer - Thornberry Centre
    This role would suit a keen fish tank keeper who is able to keep the tank at the Thornberry Centre clean and the fish healthy.
  • Friends and Family Test Volunteer - various services
    The role will involve calling individuals who have received input from a variety of Community Services and encouraging feedback about service user experiences and inputting this anonymised data into a web-based form known as the friends and family survey.
  • Volunteer Gardener
    Could you help keep our Wellbeing Garden tidy and safe? Weeding, tidying up, cutting back etc in line with suggestions from estate's gardener. 
  • Meet and Greet Volunteer
    If you are willing to help to create a pleasant environment for patients, staff and visitors then this may be the volunteering role for you.



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Based: Plymouth
  • Everyone, regardless of age

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