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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.


Work Placement OpportunitiesIdeation and office meetings (1)

Each year we get a number of requests to support 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) and have limited opportunities for longer term placements (3 months or more). 

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

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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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

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Mental Health Awareness Week 10th May 2021


10th May 2021 - 16th May 2021, 12:00 - 11:00

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

A week to raise awareness of mental ill-health and how to seek help support and general well-being ideas. Read more

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Posted: 26th April 2021

Chopping Block evening in aid of York Mind

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