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, and would also be very interested to hear if you have any new ideas that you would like to support us with.

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

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

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Volunteering Opportunities

Befriending volunteers

Leeds Mind Befriending is looking to recruit friendly and enthusiastic volunteers to provide support to people aged 50+ who have mental health difficulties and are experiencing high levels of social isolation.

You will receive training in Mental Health Awareness, as well as introductory training on Safeguarding; Equality & Diversity; Working Safely and Data Protection. Leeds Mind Befriending can offer you the unique opportunity to provide companionship and support to people who need it, building up their confidence and helping them to engage in the local community.

Contact: For more information on our befriending service or for an informal chat please contact Leeds Mind on 0113 305 5800 or email befriending@leedsmind.org.uk

Young Black Minds Peer Support Group Facilitator

This volunteer role is to co-facilitate skills courses and support groups online the city to ensure the successful delivery of a new citywide peer support service for young black men. The Peer Support Service is a community of people who have experienced difficulties with our mental health. We believe that through sharing our experiences, we can support each other to identify our strengths, gain insight into our mental health difficulties, and develop effective coping strategies. Our fully trained staff and volunteers provide a welcoming and safe environment in which to do this. Find the role description here.

This volunteering opportunity is open to Black male applicants only (this role is under exemption from the Equality Act, as an occupational requirement)

Contact: Emlyn Hagan 07952 752270

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 fundraising@leedsmind.org.uk for more information.

Don’t see what you’re looking for?

We’re always open to new ideas for volunteer roles. We may not always be able to accommodate, but we’d love to hear your ideas on how you think you could help our cause.

Get in touch: volunteering@leedsmind.org.uk 

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