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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:

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Mindfest York Music Festival Collectors

Come and help us raise funds at our multi-night music festival, Mindfest York, in September 2020. Read more

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Bag Packing 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

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

Buckets Train Station

York Train Station collection volunteers

Join us to collect donations (and brighten someone's day) 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

Upcoming events

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2ndAug

2nd August 2020, 8:00 - 12:00

York 10k 2020

We’re delighted to be an official partner charity for the York 10k for the fifth year!
Find out more about running for York Mind at the York 10k here. Read more

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