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Volunteer opportunities and Covid-19

Volunteers play a huge part of our work here at York Mind from fundraising to work placements. Whilst we are adjusting to different ways of working we will have limited volunteering opportunities. We will keep this page up to date as and when new opportunities become available.


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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 opportunities that do arise here at York Mind are posted below.  Our website is updated on a regular basis so please keep checking back to see if there is anything that interests you.  We hope to be able to support more unpaid work experience placements in the future – keep an eye on or website for updates.


Volunteer opportunities

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Volunteers are engaged in a variety of roles throughout York Mind. From counselling and advocacy to fundraising and administration. We rely on volunteers to help deliver our services: supporting people experiencing and 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 appropriate for your role.

Please note that we only accept applications for current positions advertised. General applications will not be considered. Most of the roles 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 volunteers  - please see individual roles for commitment length.

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:


Yorkshire Marathon Charity Village Volunteers - 17th October 2021

We are in partnership with Run for All for and the Yorkshire Marathon again for 2021 and will be having a York Mind stall in the charity Village - Would you like to volunteer? Read more

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York Race Day Bucket Collectors - 5th Sept 2021

We have been invited as part of the Lord Major of York's 3 chosen charities to come along and raise vital funds at the family Sunday race day - could you volunteer with us? Read more


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

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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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