Volunteering For Us
PAPYRUS believes that young suicide is preventable and that many young lives can be saved by building suicide-safer communities across the UK. By equipping people with the tools and skills needed to identify and respond to a young person at risk we can all have a part to play in breaking down the stigma around suicide.
We need passionate and committed volunteers to help us do this. Here are some ways in which you can increase awareness in your local community and help us to save more young lives.
Awareness raising is an important and helpful way to inform people in your local community about PAPYRUS and suicide prevention. It is a particularly good way to get involved if you prefer a more flexible role that fits around your other commitments. Activities could include following and promoting PAPYRUS on social media to raise awareness of our services within your own online networks. This might also include putting up posters in your local GP surgery or simply wearing a PAPYRUS t-shirt to the gym. You know your networks best and can help us to spread our message further.
As an Office Volunteer you can provide regular support in one of the PAPYRUS offices. If you are looking for some experience working in the voluntary and community sector, thinking of gaining some new skills, or just want to get involved in the work that we do, this could be a great opportunity for you to consider.
Champions are volunteers who help PAPYRUS raise awareness of suicide prevention by delivering a 30 minute presentation within their local community. Our Champions also help out at events such as PRIDE, mental health market places, and occasionally come with us to conferences. If you like meeting new people and speaking publicly about our cause then this opportunity could be for you.
Interested? Next Steps
Download our information pack
Download our expression of interest form
Once you have filled in your expression of interest form please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
The majority of our volunteering roles have a minimum age of 18 or older.
Our latest issue of Smash the Stigma has launched!
Smash the Stigma is our new quarterly online magazine created by PAPYRUS volunteers, for PAPYRUS volunteers – both current and prospective.
With Smash the Stigma, we want to showcase the incredible talents of our volunteers, whilst updating everyone on what our volunteers have been up to in the different PAPYRUS regions and nations.
We’re always looking for volunteers to contribute to Smash the Stigma – so, if you’ve got a story for our autumn edition (landing this October), then make sure to contact your volunteer coordinator, or email email@example.com