Volunteering at Mind can be a really rewarding and useful experience – and there’s probably more ways of doing it than you might think.
We work closely with the local community to provide mental health support to people with varying degrees of need. As we are a Charity, we rely greatly on reliable, consistent Volunteers to assist us to run our groups, man our reception and offer support to our Service Users.
Are you interested in becoming a volunteer?
Are you are flexible, reliable, have a basic understanding of mental health?
Do you have good people skills? Reception skills or just a good listener?
Volunteering helps many people in many ways. Some people gain a lot of satisfaction from helping other people, others gain the satisfaction they need from just getting out of the house.
Our volunteers are supported by a member of staff at all times.
Feedback from our volunteers
I have been a volunteer at Mind for 9 years. I have met some fantastic people, service users and staff alike. Everything is geared to people with Mental Health issues and the help that can be given to them. On a personal note, I find volunteering a worthwhile and satisfactory job, working in a calm and stress free atmosphere
I enjoy volunteering for Mind as I can interact with other people with similar situations. I now realise I am not alone with my problems”
“I am currently a Volunteer Counsellor at Mind as part of my Humanistic Counselling course at the University of Nottingham. I have been so welcomed and made to feel part of the team. The support I have received is exceptional from all members of staff. It is amazing the amount of services and support that Bassetlaw Mind offers to all of its service users.”
“Volunteering at Mind has been one of the most rewarding, yet challenging experiences of my life. I have grown so much as a person in my time at Mind, from my confidence and knowledge about mental illness to the companionship you can find in someone from just one meeting. I have met so many people in my time Volunteering here and every one of them has been a pleasure to meet, leaving a huge impact on my life. The services that Mind provides are absolutely outstanding and it has been a pleasure, every single minute.”
“I have been a volunteer at Mind for 11 years, including a trustee on the board. I have seen major changes, mainly due to underfunding and drastic cuts, however services have continued under pressure, credit to the staff and volunteers in these times of enforced austerity.”