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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:

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

Fundraising volunteers

Fundraising volunteers

Quite frankly, we love volunteers! We need all hands on deck to keep the good ship York Mind afloat. That’s where you come in! Volunteer for a couple of hours with us at a street collection, exciting event or at an awareness day and you’re guaranteed to go home with a big smile on your face. Read more

Benefits and Debt Advocacy Volunteer

Benefits and Debt Advocacy Volunteer

We have been successful in securing funds from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the City of York Council to deliver a project supporting people to access debt and benefits advice, and are looking for volunteers to work with us until Dec 2019. Read more

Volunteer Self-Advocacy Support Worker

Volunteer Self-Advocacy Support Worker

As part of our advocacy work we support self-advocacy within the Learning Difficulties (LD) community. We aim to ensure that people with learning disabilities have a voice and opportunity to feed into and shape learning disability services and priorities in York. Read more

Upcoming events



6th April 2019 - 27th October 2019, 12:00 at Kunsthuis Gallery

'Positive Emotions' by Kunsthuis Gallery

We are thrilled to invite you to the opening of an exciting new exhibition of original artworks, in aid of York Mind. Read more

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