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Volunteer with York Mind

Volunteers are a valued part of our team here at York Mind 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 appropriate for your role. From counselling and advocacy to fundraising and administration we really do rely on volunteers to help deliver our services: supporting people experiencing and recovering from mental ill health.

Please note that we only accept applications for current positions advertised (see below) General applications will not be considered.

For volunteer roles within our services we require an application form to be completed, please ensure you complete all sections of this. 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 services volunteers  - please see individual roles for commitment length.

Fundraising volunteer roles are also listed below and often just ask for a few short details to apply  -see individual roles.

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.


Moments-Unsplash (48)Work Placement Opportunities

Each year we get a number of requests from volunteers wanting short term work experience placements and we recognise how valuable it is to have this first-hand experience of work as part of a study programme. 

However, at the current time we are unable to support short term placements (less than 3 months

Any placement/volunteer opportunities that are available at York Mind are posted below.

Current volunteer opportunities:


Volunteer Administrator/Group Support Person

York Mind Activities are looking to expand our team by recruiting a further administrator/group support person The Activities Team currently deliver 2 busy 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



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

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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

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Amazing success for first event for the Charlie Dallas Lancaster Foundation

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