To continue the work we do as a not for profit organisation (charity status pending) we are looking for people to join our team who share the same desire and determination as the team at SPI, - that is to help prevent suicide across the Isle of Wight by training, education and intervention.

We have a saying here at SPI that you will see across our website and alongside everything we do – that is “It’s better to do something, Than nothing, When doing nothing becomes something” if you have that same vision then please take time to read the roles we have available below to see if you have the skills we are looking for.

Fundraisers

This is an opportunity to help us fund-raise for the work we do. With flexible working, we anticipate this role will require about a 5 hours a week.

Being a volunteer fundraiser can involve:

Undertaking collections, including distributing collection tins

Attending and supporting our fundraising events

Organising your own fundraising ChangeMaker events

Encouraging others to fundraise or volunteer for us

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Front Line Team Members

This is an opportunity to help us establish an on shift and on-call Crisis Intervention front line team who will be trained in Suicide Prevention and Intervention, you will also be trained in Search & Rescue, the meaning of search and rescue is to locate a person and get them to a place of safety.

Being a volunteer Front line team member will involve:

Community engagement in known key locations both on foot and in a vehicle with another team member in search of those in distress or despair and suicidal

Approaching potential casualties and assessing those perceived to be at risk

Negotiating with people at risk.

Helping our community to stay safe

Other areas will also include: 

Promoting the work of SPI

*On call 24 hours a day 7 days a week

5 - 10 hours a week ( 1 - 2 shifts per week)

Encouraging others to volunteer for us