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Grenfell Tower Outreach

London (Latimer Road)  - CITC Outreach

Cranio in the Community has partnered up with Kids on the Green to deliver craniosacral therapy to the West London community! Kids on the Green, is a community project set up in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, supporting families, children and young people using music, arts and performance, alongside a range of alternative and holistic therapies and activities.

Kids on the Green is organizing a "Stay and Play Day" where parents and children can come along and get therapeutic support. We will have a space to offer voluntary craniosacral therapy, which provides pratice opportunities for both practitioners and craniosacral students alike.  We are aiming to have an experienced practitioner (likely a CCST tutor) available on days that students are wanting to participate. Word is spreading and we have already had a good mix of adults and children, all really appreciative of their sessions.  

It is essential that participating therapists and student trainees possess relevant insurance, proof of CST graduation/course attendance. DBS check is preferred although not essential at this stage as practice is supervised. Please see our page for dates and further details and email Carolyn at: Carolyn@CarolynStevens.co.uk to explore shift commitment.

CGL- Change Grow Live

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London (Southwark)  - ChangeGrowLive

CGL Southwark is a free and confidential drug and alcohol service for adults over 18 who live in the London Borough of Southwark.  We support people from any background, using any kind of drug and/or alcohol, who want to recover or change. We work at all levels, from prevention and early engagement, through to recovery. Service users are in control of their treatment and are supported to achieve their own recovery or change goals. A treatment plan of craniosacral therapy can play an important role in supporting the recovery process.


Requirements:  As a volunteer practitioner, you would typically come to the project for a morning or afternoon to offer 2-3 sessions per week.  As part of a larger multidisciplinary team, you will be broadening your experience, liaising with the CT Coordinator about appointments and for regular supervision.  You will need to have your own professional indemnity or student  insurance.  Travel expenses can be reimbursed.  Please note that the application process involves a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS, previously called a CRB). To apply email Linda.Coviello@cgl.org.uk

Refettorio Felix @ St. Cuthbert's Centre

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London (Earls Court)  - Refettorio Felix

We are a drop-in and therapeutic centre that believes in a better way to build and sustain a community of vulnerable and socially-isolated people. Our guests are often homeless and dealing with mental illness and/or substance misuse challenges when they come to us.  When people come through our doors they receive welcoming therapeutic care, practical advice, and frontline services.


Requirements:  Practitioners need to be qualified and insured. Contact centre leader, Nik Hains, for more information: nik@stcuthbertscentre.org.uk 

Women and Girls Network

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Women and Girls Network (WGN) is a free, women-only service that supports women in London who have experienced violence, or are at risk of violence.  We offer counseling, advocacy and advice for women and girls who have experienced gendered violence, including sexual and domestic violence.

Our overall aim is to promote, preserve and restore the mental health and well-being of women and girls, to empower them to make a total and sustainable recovery from their experiences of violence.  Body therapy is integral to our integrated holistic approach by providing the best resources to promote and secure total and sustainable recovery.

Requirements:  Female applicants only.  Will need to commit to regular voluntary hours. Please send enquiries to info@wgn.org.uk

Crisis at Christmas

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Birmingham, Coventry, Edinburgh, London, Newcastle and South Wales - Crisis as Christmas

Crisis at Christmas today opens its doors to an expected 4,500 guests in 15 centres across the country during the Christmas period. Run by an army of more than 11,000 volunteers, the centres in London, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Newcastle and Coventry provide warmth, companionship and three hot meals a day.  Craniosacral therapy is one of the many natural therapies offered during this period.  Applications will be open in October 2019 to cover the dates between December 24-29, 2019 

Requirements:  Practitioners need to be insured. Craniosacral students can also participate but will require student insurance and a written letter/certificate from the institute where they are studying.

The Stress Project

London, (Holloway) - The Stress Project

At the Stress Project we provide a range of low cost therapies and wellbeing activities for people experiencing stress related illnesses or mental health problems.  We offer a safe and caring environment and provide a holistic service that treats the whole person, not just the illness.

Requirements: Practitioners need to be insured and take part in monthly supervision provided by the centre. One year commitment is required as well as a commitment to see three clients per week at a regular time. 

Royal Trinity Hospice

Central South West London - Royal Trinity Hosipice

Trinity provides skilled, compassionate care and support to people with progressive, life-limiting illnesses and those close to them. We support people living in our central and south west London community, at home and at the hospice. At any moment, Trinity is caring for 700 patients. 

 

We are looking for qualified therapists who can commit to a minimum of half a day a week to volunteer between Monday and Friday (we are not currently seeking volunteers for the weekend). Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team you will take responsibility for your own caseload of patients working with outpatients, inpatients and their carers, with support from the Complementary Therapy Coordinator.

Requirements: Therapists must be qualified and insured with at least 2 years’ experience of working with clients as a qualified practitioner. Therapists must be registered with the CNHC or membership of the FHT for the relevant therapy which can be applied for once your application is successful. 

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Numerous locations across England, Scotland, Wales, Isle of Man and Northern Ireland (check website to get up to date location availability)-  Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillian Cancer Support

We are millions of people affected by cancer, supporters, professionals, volunteers, and campaigners. We all have one thing in common – our care and support for people living with cancer.  Bring your skills, knowledge and experience as a qualified complementary therapist to provide support to people affected by cancer.

Requirements:  Practitioners need to be fully qualified, insured, and registered with the CSTA

Out of pocket expenses reimbursed within established guidelines

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London (Crouch End) - Work Shadow Clinic

Donation Based Clinic- Hornsey Vale Community Centre

Graduates in Craniosacral Therapy are invited to assist at the donation based Craniosacral Drop-In Clinic held on Wednesdays in Crouch End, London, N8.  This clinic has been running for the last 20 years and was originally designed as a mother and baby clinic but has evolved to a donation based clinic offering sessions to all members of the community.  Here one will be able to gain experience working in a clinic environment with an experienced practitioner and have the opportunity to work with people of all ages including babies. The clinics will be lead by either Richartd Kramer RCST, or Maria Esposito RCST, or Zoe Rigby RCST.

Work shadowing counts towards up to 4 hours of primary CPD with a certificate of attendance provided.  

Requirements: Practitioners must have graduated from a CSTA accredited college and be insured. There is an attendance fee of £20 per clinic (to be paid on the day in cash).

London (Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Newham) - St. Josephs Hospice

St. Joseph's Hospice

St Joseph’s Hospice has one of the most diverse and innovative complementary therapy teams in the country and is leading the way in models of palliative and end of life care.  As a recently qualified practitioner or someone with some years of experience, this opportunity will allow you to gain experience of working with people with complex medical and social needs as part of an enthusiastic, creative and innovative hospice team. You will be working with a multitude of professionals treating patients and carers in palliative and end-of-life care, providing care and well-being for those who are really in need.

Requirements:  Practitioners need to be qualified and insured and commit to 4 hours per week minimum. 

The Pain Free Project

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California, USA - The Pain Free Project

The Pain Free Project is a unique organization benefiting survivors of human sex trafficking through holistic healthcare opportunities and wellness events.  The provision of holistic health care services to survivors of human trafficking can help them live a pain-free future. By offering a scholarship at your clinic for survivors, you can make a huge difference in the lives of these strong survivors.

Requirements: Practitioners need to be fully qualified and insured.  

Common Ground

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Charlottesville, VA, USA - Common Ground

Common Ground is C-ville’s nonprofit, community-driven wellness center. We offer healing services in Pay-What-You-Can ranges at our Jefferson School location. We also provide services at no cost in partnership with other nonprofits in our community. Common Ground’s larger vision is to bring people together across socio-economic lines around the shared goal of improved health and wellness, and to help each of us experience the fact that we are part of an interconnected community where everyone has the right to feel well and whole. 

Requirements: Practitioners need to be fully qualified and insured.  Participating therapists will receive unlimited monthly yoga and craniosacral practitioners that also offer massage are eligible for paid work.

Hands For Heroes

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USA , Nationwide - Hands for Heroes

Hands for Heroes™ is a nationwide organization of health care professionals who have donated their time and skills to provide therapeutic bodywork for our Nations Veterans.​  When you partner with Hands for Heroes™, we will immediately forward you a Hands for Heroes Partner™ wall certificate, a Hands for Heroes Gift Certificate Template, a press release and our logo which can be used in your publications and advertising.  At your request, we will also provide your business listing on our National Registry where Veterans can locate you in your area.

Requirements: Practitioners need to be fully qualified and commit to a number of free treatments for veterans. Participating therapists will receive a press release to use for your advertising and the Hands for Heroes Partner™ Logo along with other materials. All we ask is that you log onto www.handsforheroes.net and notify us of the bodywork sessions you have completed for the month.

Healing Hands Healing Hearts

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 Sacramento and Kern County, CA, USA  - Healing Hands Healing Hearts

Healing Hands ~ Healing Hearts utilizes certified therapists as subcontractors to visit our clients in their home or any medical, convalescent, or care giving facility.  We currently cover the Sacramento and Kern County areas of California.  Our goal is to open branches of our non-profit all across the United States and eventually around the world.  Healing Hands, Healing Hearts has also established the Alfred J. Goularte Veterans Care Program that we may embrace and honor the 'everyday' men and women who have bravely served our great nation in its greatest times of need. It is our goal to provide comfort, care and connection to our veterans who suffer from critically, chronically, and terminally ill conditions including PTSD related disabilities.  

Requirements: For qualified and insured practitioners, you may be able to join the team of Independent Contractors with Healing Hands ~ Healing Hearts after you have completed the Touch Therapy for the Terminally Ill certification class. This has proven to be a two-fold blessing in that you not only provide a service that is indeed special and very much in need, but you will also receive a standard rate fee paid to you for the visits you make (unless you feel moved to make any visits as a volunteer).  Another benefit for you is that your participation time is up to you, whether you visit one client a week or one, or more, in a day.

Healing Warriors Program

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 Denver, Greeley, Fort Collins, CO, USA  - Healing Warriors Program

Healing Warriors Program provides Acupuncture, CranioSacral therapy and Healing Touch to our Active Duty and Veteran service member community for assistance with pain management, sleep disturbances and PTSD symptoms.  We provide non-narcotic therapy services for Pain, Post Traumatic Stress, and sleep disturbances to Veterans and Active Duty service members of all branches of service and any era, and their spouses, partners and parents. Each individual receives 3 sessions, free of charge. Additional sessions can be arranged for a nominal fee of $35.

Requirements: All practitioners that work with Healing Warriors Program must carry practitioner liability insurance and add Healing Warriors Program as additional insured. Healing Warriors Program will provide a HIPAA overview training as a refresher.  Healing Warriors Program will also provide training for specific programs.  For example, Healing Touch practitioners may choose to participate in the Sleep or PTSD series program which will require HWP training for quality client care.

Hospice of the North Coast

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San Diego, CA, USA - Hospice of the North Coast

Hospice of the North Coast was established in 1980 to fill the need for comprehensive, compassionate hospice care in North County San Diego.  Our therapy volunteers enhance the care of our patients by offering a variety of special therapies.  Volunteers have always been the heart of hospice, and this holds true at Hospice of the North Coast. Many have personally experienced the support of hospice services, while some are drawn by the simple desire to help others.

Requirements:  We ask anyone interested in becoming a volunteer with HNC to wait for at least one year after experiencing a loss or are currently dealing with someone who is critically ill, before applying to provide direct patient support. We have found that it takes this long to live with one’s own grief before truly being able to help others. Further requirements explored upon application.

Hospice Toronto

Toronto, Canada - Hospice Toronto

Hospice Toronto's Complementary Therapy Volunteers provide symptom relief and improved wellness to clients. The program is one of our fastest growing with more than 50% of our clients benefiting from the expertise of our professional volunteers.

 

Requirements: Volunteers must hold current certification and membership in good standing with the association and/or regulating body that applies to the therapy that they will practice as a volunteer, and must have a minimum of one year of practice in the therapy which they will provide.

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Colchester, Norfolk, London and Wales, UK - Healing Hands

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Healing Hands Network is a UK based self-funding charity that is made up of volunteer complementary and holistic therapists.  Our members offer their healing hands to support those who are suffering from the mental, physical and emotional after-effects of war, and who may be suffering from PTSD. We offer support in our clinic in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina and several outreach locations to people suffering after-effects of the Balkan War. We also work in the UK supporting Veterans, Serving personnel of the UK Armed Forces, and their families.

Requirements: Practitioners need to be qualified and insured.  Applicants should ideally have experience in treating people with severe trauma, although Healing Hands can provide some induction and information on PTSD.

If you are interested in exploring any of the above volunteer opportunities you can find out more information by clicking on the link in the description.  The success of the application process is up to the discretion of the organization. 

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