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Volunteer opportunities

Volunteers are engaged in a variety of roles throughout the organisation. From counselling and advocacy to fundraising and administration. We rely on volunteers to help deliver our services supporting people recovering from mental ill health.

Volunteers are a valued part of our team and we work hard to ensure that our volunteers have a rewarding experience. As a volunteer, you will receive an induction, training and ongoing support.

Please note that we only accept applications for current positions advertised. General applications will not be considered. All prospective volunteers are asked to complete an application form. This can be downloaded here. If your application is shortlisted you will be invited to attend a volunteer interview for us to find out a bit more about you and for you to find out a bit more about York Mind. We generally ask for a minimum six-month commitment from all volunteers except for fundraising volunteers where there is no minimum commitment.

New opportunities come up regularly, so if the volunteer roles which are currently advertised are not suitable do keep checking the website for a role to suit your skills and interests.

Current volunteer opportunities:

M&S Annis

Bag Pack Volunteer

We're looking for volunteers to join our team of heroes packing bags and chatting to customers at York supermarkets, to raise funds for York Mind's services. Read more

Volunteer Young People's (16 to 25) Counsellors

Volunteer Young People's (16 to 25) Counsellors

Are you a qualified counsellor who is a member of the BACP? Do you have experience of supporting young people? Would you like to gain experience of working within a charitable organisation? If so, we have an exciting volunteer placement opportunity for you. Read more

Volunteer Counselling Administrator

Volunteer Counselling Administrator

Are you an experienced administrator? Do you enjoy working in a role which supports helping others and want to use your skills to make a positive, lasting impact with a local charity? Are you looking for a new challenge or to gain experience of working within a charitable organisation? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for a dedicated volunteer administrator to help us with the delivery of our counselling service. Read more

Creative Lives Volunteer Young People's Group Assistant

Creative Lives Volunteer Young People's Group Assistant

We are looking for a volunteer interested in working with 8-21 year olds in a group setting, to support young people around their mental health and emotional wellbeing. Read more

Volunteer Activities Administrator

Volunteer Activities Administrator

York Mind Activities are looking to expand our team by recruiting a further administrator. The Activities Team currently deliver 2 successful activity programmes, both offering meaningful well-being activities to residents of the City of York. Our programmes are funded by City of York Council. Our activities include guided learning, well-being and social activities to support participant mental health and well-being. Read more

Advocacy Session Volunteer

Advocacy Session Volunteer

We are looking to expand to recruit and train volunteers to run appointment sessions and support with our benefits project, both at our office in Clarence Street and out in the community. Read more

Trustees

Trustees

This could be a great opportunity to make a difference to some of the most vulnerable people within our community. All trustees at York Mind are fully supported, expenses reimbursed, and training provided as needed. Read more

Buckets Train Station

York Train Station collection volunteers

Fancy a feelgood festive collection with friends & colleagues the Friday before Christmas? Join us to collect donations for better mental health at York Train Station. Read more

YM marshals

Yorkshire Marathon volunteer marshal

Marshalling a marathon is much easier than running one - come and join our team of high-vis heroes and help people taking on the epic challenge in York. Read more

York 10k marshals

York 10k Volunteer Marshal

Fancy soaking up the atmosphere at the York 10k? We need marshals to join our amazing volunteer team on the streets of York city centre. Read more

Sunday Coffee Club Volunteers

Sunday Coffee Club Volunteers

We are looking for fun and enthusiastic volunteers to join our Sunday Coffee Club! Our Coffee Club provides a safe and supportive space for people to meet together and socialise at a weekend. We have themed events, games and quizzes for all to enjoy! The focus of the club is to create positive connections between people, promote emotional well-being and help reduce social isolation. Why not come and join us?! Read more