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What kind of job shall l work as a volunteer?l am level 4 of psychology student and l want to do career on health psychology.
Original post by username6313759
What kind of job shall l work as a volunteer?l am level 4 of psychology student and l want to do career on health psychology.


Anything within mental health, mentoring or healthcare setting will do just fine, something like https://www.reachoutuk.org/ or if you could volunteer in a hospital, particular in a psychiatric ward, that'd be fabulous (although note that volunteering posts within psychiatric wards are very, very hard to come by so just try to find experience in a hospital, find the psychologists and the mental services, build a rapport with them and take it from there)
Original post by username6313759
What kind of job shall l work as a volunteer?l am level 4 of psychology student and l want to do career on health psychology.

Hi @username6313759,

Hope you're doing well. @Scotland Yard gave some great advice but I also wanted to add that looking for oppotunites within your local area is also great option if volunteering at hospitals is proving difficult. There tend be charities and community initiatives regarding mental health so it may be worth contacting them to see if they need any volunteers. I currently volunteer for charity which runs a social support group for vulnerable adults with mental health issues or learning disabilities and the experience has been really great. Care homes are also a great place for experience too. Hope this helps and good luck!

Faheema (Psychology Ambassador for Lancaster University)

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