To continue the work we do in our community as a local charity, we are always 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

Click here to view the full job description 

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 for a 7 day period in a month

Undertake 3 shifts of community engagement per month

Encouraging others to volunteer for us

 

SPIIOW Recruitment Process

When you apply for one of the roles within SPIIOW here is what to expect when you apply;

Send an application

Once you’ve decided on a volunteer role, you can apply for it by downloading the application form on the page and emailing to hello@spiiow.org, We'll be in touch about your application within 5 working days of receiving it.

Meet with us

You'll be invited to have a conversation about volunteering at a date, time and location to be confirmed, if your application is successful. We do short-list for some of our roles, so there may be a delay.

Next Step

Team leaders will discuss further after you have meet with us. Within 5 days after you meet us our admin team will send you an email with the next steps this will be to invite you out on an observer shift or to inform you that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Induction and training

Following your interview, you'll be provided with key dates and information about training for your role. Once you've completed your training and all pre-volunteering checks have been completed by our admin team, you are then ready to volunteer!

Pre-volunteering checks

We complete pre-volunteering checks on everyone for a number of regulatory and legal reasons. It is also good volunteering practise.

All our pre-volunteering checks must be completed before you can start volunteering with us.

Volunteer roles within a different setting, for example working with young people, require a higher level of screening. These checks can take longer to complete so please be patient with our HR team.