Why Volunteer for Us
People volunteer for a variety of reasons and volunteers are involved in the delivery of all Nottinghamshire Mind services. We work closely with the local community to provide mental health support to people with varying degrees of need. Volunteers play a crucial role in helping us provide our services, making sure that they are relevant and appropriate to the needs of the local community.
Volunteering helps many people in many ways. For some it is a way to give something back or to make a difference to the people around them. For others, it provides an opportunity to develop new skills, to put existing skills to good use, or to gain experience and knowledge. And for some, it is a way to share their personal story with others and to show them that they are not alone.
All our volunteers receive training for their role and regular supervision from staff so that they’re supported throughout their time with us. They also get to work with, and be part of, a close-knit team who value the contribution they make to the organisation.
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.”