Activate Mental Health
I am Rahul Seth, Founder of Activate Mental Health, which is a cause where people take active action to improve their well-being through running and participating in fun social events. There's many aspects of running a group, which ranges from facilitating events, networking with key stakeholders in the community, guiding the leadership team to help increase the organisation's impact and providing support to people who are interested to volunteer in the field of mental health and well-being. The group started as a small initiative, but as we continue our path to become a registered charity, I have been able to mobilise a small leadership team that are able to take on tasks of the group, including volunteer management and marketing.
We have a wide range of volunteers who assist the group. The primary volunteering role at Activate Mental Health is to become an event host, where volunteers run their own fun social activities such as walks, board games at cafes, ten pin bowling and 8 ball pool, for the group benefits. These activities occurs on weeknights and weekends, where there are often minimal mainstream mental health services available at times where people are at their most vulnerable states.
Rahul Seth, comments on how being a member of Volunteering WA has helped the organisation.
"Being a member of Volunteering WA helps boost the legitimacy of our cause. It's great to see the peak body of volunteering in WA gives us the ability to use their services".
"We have been able to advertise and recruit both new event hosts and skilled volunteers who have improved aspects of the group through the use of VIRA that links to the key volunteer advertising services. Recently, we had a highly skilled volunteer upgrade our website".
"We are also appreciative of the training and development opportunities offered by Volunteering WA. Our volunteer manager has been able to network with other volunteer managers and receive training and development documents that give us a better understanding of things such as the volunteer cycle. We are implementing this knowledge into our operations".
"Volunteering WA is an integral organisation within Perth's not-for-profit sector. Volunteers are the backbone of supporting the wider community with services that help many worthy causes. It is brilliant to see how Volunteering WA assists organisations like ours to help our ability to support volunteers, which leads to more positive outcomes in the community".