Complex Toolbox for Volunteers

Mental health is everyone's business

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Equality and non-discrimination

Health and wellbeing


The project is located in different centres of our association in the city of Albacete. The volunteer will carry out their activity in all the centres so they can know the diversity of the projects and activities that AFAEPS works on to enable the recovery and reintegration of people with mental illness.
The services that the volunteer will take part in are the following: Community Residence, Inclusive Leisure Time Program in supervised housing, support for Centre for Psychosocial and occupational Rehabilitation programs the volunteer will have an opportunity to get to know the employment and occupation activities in our Supervised Employment Centre as well as our formation centre and recruiting agency.

Asociacion de familiares y amigos de personas con enfermedad mental

La Asociación de Familiares y Amigos de Personas con Enfermedad Mental (AFAEPS), constituida el 4 de mayo de 1992, es una Entidad sin ánimo de lucro, declarada de Utilidad Pública por el Ministerio del Interior y de Carácter Social por la Agencia Estatal de Administración Tributaria.

La Misión principal de AFAEPS es la mejora de la calidad de vida de las personas afectadas por una enfermedad, así como la de sus familiares.


Travesía de la Igualdad nº3

Partner 1

Organisation from Germany

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The main goal of the project is to empower people with mental illness in their process of recovery by improving their quality of life and providing the society with the positive image of this group of people which enables their social inclusion.

Thanks to the new approach and the positive outlook that the volunteers will gain, they will be able to continue their work in their counties providing the ideas and solutions they found effective here.
As well as that it is important for us that the volunteers perceive themselves as active agents of the recovery process of the users of the association.

Roles of the volunteers


Managed the project

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Eu program

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Equality and non-discrimination. Inclusion. Health and wellbeing

Quality Standards of project with volunteers

I declare that my project meets all the quality requirements here listed

  • There are clear, planned outcomes for the local community based on identified needs.
  • Volunteers bring added value to the project and don’t replace paid staff.
  • Volunteers are recruited, trained and managed according to the quality volunteer management cycle.
  • The conditions of the opportunity are inline with the relevant legal framework in the country/ region concerned. Eg regarding insurance, expenses payments, agreements/contracts etc.
  • The volunteers are celebrated and thanked for their time and commitment.


  • The organization providing the volunteer opportunity demonstrates an inclusive approach. Volunteers from all backgrounds and situations are welcome.


  • There is the opportunity for the learning acquired through volunteering to be validated, if the volunteer desires it.