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Volunteer opportunities - Covid-19 Response 

A massive thank you goes out to our existing volunteers who continue to support our work at this difficult time.  Volunteers are at the heart of our services so it is with regret that we find ourselves in a position where were are unable to offer new volunteer opportunities relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. Adjusting to different ways of working,  whilst supporting our clients and existing volunteers leaves little capacity for us to induct and train new volunteers to standards that our clients are accustomed to.  Our website will be updated as new opportunities become available so please keep checking back.  In the meantime, thank you for your continued support.


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

M&S Annis

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

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

Upcoming events

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

*Virtual* York 10k 2020

The York 10k has had to be cancelled in 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic. But you can still get those miles in and raise funds for York Mind by taking on the challenge in your own time! Read more

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