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Volunteer for Northamptonshire Mind to make a real difference in the lives of those with mental health in the region. Our volunteers are the backbone of our charity, offering a range of roles that cater to different interests and skills. By joining our team, you'll gain personal and professional benefits, including the opportunity to develop new skills and meet like-minded individuals. We recognise and appreciate the invaluable contribution our volunteers make, and we provide comprehensive training and support. Without our incredible team of volunteers, we wouldn't be able to provide the vital services and support that we do. 

“I have now found my purpose and that’s paying it forward to repay the help I received to get me to where I am today”
Liam - Northamptonshire Mind Volunteer

Ways to volunteer for us:

If you have some free time, whether it’s 2 hours per week or 10 hours per week, we would love to hear from you! Call your local Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub for more details, or alternatively email making sure to include the hub you want to volunteer for in your subject line.

Fundraising Volunteer

We are looking for enthusiastic, friendly and community minded volunteers to help support our fundraising team across Northamptonshire.

By using your local knowledge, you can help us to build relationships with a range of local businesses, shops, supermarkets, schools and community groups, managing the collection and distribution of collections tins and leafleting/promoting our fundraising events within the community. 

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Peer Support Volunteer

As a peer support volunteer, your role will be to welcome visitors to the venues and provide them with a friendly and warm reception, as well as offering refreshments and actively engaging with service users and staff to build strong and positive relationships. Your support will also extend to participating in peer groups, both as a participant and a supporter to staff who facilitate these groups. This may include preparing resources that staff will use during group sessions. You will also help staff to signpost service users to other relevant support services when required. 

Retail Volunteer

As a retail volunteer, you will have the opportunity to not only assist and serve customers but also make a positive impact in the community by raising money for local mental health services. Your primary role will be to help with the processing of stock, including sorting, steaming, pricing, and hanging of donated items, as well as operating the till. This will be a great opportunity to build work experience in the retail industry and develop skills such as customer service, teamwork, and communication. 

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Volunteer Counsellor

Our volunteer counsellors play a critical role in improving access to counselling for the local community, particularly those facing barriers to support. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals looking to enhance their counselling knowledge and skills, while making a meaningful difference in the lives of others. As a volunteer counsellor, you will commit to a minimum of 2 clients per week (depending on location), attend team meetings, and participate in ongoing professional development. You should hold a Level 4 Diploma or above qualification in counselling/psychotherapy. We will contribute towards supervision. Also, you will have access to purpose-built counselling rooms and options to work remotely depending on location.

Wellbeing Volunteer

As a wellbeing volunteer, you will be responsible for offering telephone support to service users and conducting regular check-ins with those in need of long-term support. Your role will also involve providing practical advice and support, as well as signposting service users to other agencies that may be able to provide further assistance. Additionally, you will conduct face-to-face wellbeing checks, supporting mental health support workers as required. You will be responsible for supporting service users in the community, building rapport, and sharing skills to help improve their overall wellbeing.

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Finally found a place I feel I fit in. I get more personal satisfaction volunteering at Northamptonshire Mind than I ever got in my whole working life. Every day is humbling, and I feel I contribute to making at least a small difference in a positive way”

John - Northamptonshire Mind Volunteer

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