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PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide

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PAPYRUS is a UK wide Suicide Prevention charity who believe that many young suicides are preventable.

PAPYRUS Champion

This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

PAPYRUS Champions help us to build awareness of suicide in their local community. They start a conversation with individuals and groups about suicide prevention and let them know what help is available to those struggling with suicidal thoughts. If you have any questions you would like to ask before signing up to volunteer, please email me on to arrange a call or a time to pop by our Glasgow office. If you would like to support us @ Glasgow Pride on Saturday 20th July as part of the parade, please email for more information.

What would you be doing?

  • Presenting to groups; delivering our

SPARK (Suicide Prevention Awareness, Resource, Knowledge) talks to groups of 10 – 30 people. SPARK talks are 30-minute presentations that build awareness of suicide and suicide prevention.

  • Face-to-face engagement with members of the public.
  • Attending a range of events to provide information about PAPYRUS and what help is available.
  • Network within your own community to find opportunities to build suicide awareness.


Where would you be volunteering?

  • In public places / workplaces / events in your local community.
  • From our regional offices (we have offices in Glasgow, Stirling & Aberdeen).


We are looking for volunteers who:

  • Can present PAPYRUS’s vision and values at events and talks.
  • Are confident in public speaking
  • Are able to be respectful and sensitive to other peoples’ views.
  • Are able to work within our Confidentiality Policy and talk about suicide and the charity in a sensitive way. [Training will be given]

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Benefits to self

- Training (including our CPD accredited SPEAK training: Suicide Prevention – Explore, Ask, Keep safe) - Flexible volunteering - ID badge and t-shirt - Expenses for travel and food - Opportunities to meet other volunteers - Recognition and a Huge Thank You!

Benefits to others

By becoming a PAPYRUS volunteer, you will work with us to create a society where we talk openly about suicide in a bid to reduce stigma and save young lives.


Scotland / Remote

Training available

- SPARK - Suicide Prevention Awareness, Resource, Knowledge. An introduction to PAPYRUS and suicide prevention. - SPEAK – Suicide Prevention Explore, Ask, Keep-Safe. An introduction to suicide prevention skills. - Safeguarding Training for Volunteers - Champions Training

PVG required


Support and supervision details

Regular catch ups with your volunteer coordinator and debriefs after volunteering at events/presentations. While at events you will be supported by other PAPYRUS staff members.
  • TypeChildren, Education, Health and Wellbeing, Mental Health, Physical Disability, Social Enterprise / Community Interest Company, Student Community, Young People

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