Hope Raising Awareness Volunteer

Papyrus Prevention in Young Suicide



Where we are

Office 14
Skeoge Industrial Estate

About the Volunteer Opportunity

PAPYRUS – Prevention of Young Suicide is looking for volunteers to help raise awareness of young suicide, the biggest killer of under 35s in the UK. We need volunteers to raise awareness of suicide prevention in their community and to deliver awareness raising sessions for local groups. Volunteers will be fully trained to deliver sessions to improve awareness, knowledge and understanding of suicide for professionals and others who meet under 35s.  


There is a stigma around talking about suicide and we want our volunteers to help smash that stigma across Northern Ireland.  Each participant will be given a resources pack to distribute within their own community and will be guided in activities such as running events that will promote the work of PAPYRUS and suicide awareness.  


What will you get out of Volunteering? 

– PAPYRUS Suicide prevention training

– Regular check ins with your Area Volunteer Coordinator or another PAPYRUS representative.

– Flexible volunteering opportunities – choose the events that suit you!

– Expenses for travel and food (these can be claimed weekly).

– Opportunities to meet other volunteers in person and online.

– Recognition, celebrations, Certificates, and a Huge Thank You!

You must be over 18 years of age.

About the Organisation

PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide is the UK charity dedicated to the prevention of suicide and the promotion of positive mental health and emotional wellbeing in young people. PAPYRUS exists to reduce the number of young people who take their own lives, by shattering the stigma surrounding suicide and equipping young people and their communities with the skills to recognise and respond to emotional distress. PAPYRUS believes that no young person should have to struggle alone with thoughts of suicide.

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Register your interest

Volunteers may be required to complete an Access NI disclosure for some volunteering roles.  A criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining a volunteer position.