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Here at Leeds Mind we rely on the assistance of a great many volunteers to help us deliver our services and support our day-to-day work.  We are very proud of the work that our volunteers do.  We offer a variety of roles that you can get involved with, including:
  • IT Assistant
  • Counselling
  • Art facilitator
  • Group work facilitator with WorkPlace Leeds and Peer Support
  • Administrative roles

In return for your time and effort, we offer a supportive volunteering environment, valuable work experience, involvement in social activities, the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge, access to training, supervision and travel expenses.

We also look after the wellbeing of all our volunteers, offering them access to the same Mindful Employer Plus support that our staff have, and the opportunity to develop Wellness Action Plans.

Got a question about volunteering? Read more on our volunteering FAQs.

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Belonging at Leeds Mind

Leeds Mind is committed to creating an inclusive environment and being an equal opportunities employer – We believe that inclusive practices should be part of everything we do.  We are committed to ensuring that our colleagues, volunteers, and service users feel a sense of belonging at Leeds Mind that gives them the confidence to share their unique perspectives and experience.

To find out more about how we are developing this you can click here.

We are proud to have achieved the Investing in Volunteers kitemark, which is the UK quality standard for good practice in volunteer management.

Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteer Counsellors

As a counselling volunteer you will provide a counselling service to clients and manage a caseload of up to six clients, liaising with the counselling coordinator, administrative team and counselling colleagues. You will work autonomously within BACP or UKCP ethical guidelines and the overall framework of Leeds Mind policies and procedures. You will contribute where necessary to service audit and development and team meetings.

As a minimum you will be in BACP or UKCP training to diploma or degree level and have reached the point where your training requires that you undertake a placement.

Please be aware, before being considered for a Trainee/Volunteer counselling position, we require you to have undertaken a minimum of 50 hours clinical counselling practice within an agency setting, which has been supervised by external clinical supervision. We also require that you can offer a minimum of 4 volunteer hours per week together with completing mandatory training. Currently we only have room availability for volunteers who are available to volunteer Monday to Thursday between the hours of 10am-8pm.  

For more details, please view the role description.

Contact: For more information, please call 0113 3055800 or email


Admin Support Barber Project

The Barber Project seeks to work with barbers to improve their knowledge, skills, and confidence towards suicide and mental health-related conversations. Many barbers are already having these types of conversations with their customers who are African, Caribbean, or South Asian. As a result, in a creative way, this project will help tackle the health inequalities faced by men from these backgrounds.

The service is looking for a volunteer to support the Project Coordinator with admin and research. This opportunity is available on a Monday or Tuesday for a minimum of 1-2 hours per week.

For more details, please view the role description.

Contact: For more information, please call 0113 3055800 or email

IT Assistant Volunteers

WorkPlace Leeds provides specialist mental health Employment Support and Job Retention services throughout Leeds. The service is looking for volunteers to help the IT tutor to support clients to gain confidence in IT, giving each client a tailored approach according to their individual needs. This opportunity is available on Monday, Wednesday or Friday.

For more details, please view the role description.

Contact: For more information please contact Ian on 0113 2302631 or email

Suicide Prevention Project Volunteers

Applications for volunteers are on hold.

However, you can still get involved in the project!

Community Conversations:

Do you have lived experience of accessing support with mental health? Would you like to share your thoughts to support our suicide prevention project?

For more information please click here or contact Arlie on 0113 305 5800 or email

Events Volunteers

Would you like to be part of “Team Leeds Mind”?  Could you spare a few hours to volunteer at one of our 2022 events?

Volunteering at one of our events is a fantastic and rewarding experience.

If you would like to support Leeds Mind at one of our 2022 events, please contact for more information.

Mind Charity Shops

The Mind shops at Rothwell, Headingley, Moortown and Otley, Bramley and Garforth are always on the lookout for volunteers to help with till work, stock sorting, stock replenishment, window display, and so on.

Register your interest via the National Mind website

Or contact the Shop Managers directly:

  • Headingley: 0113 230 6050
  • Moortown: 0113 318 8563
  • Otley: 01943 468 129
  • Garforth: 0113 318 0562
  • Bramley: 0113 3452870
  • Rothwell: 0113 3451260