Volunteering

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

Marketing, PR, and Communications Volunteer

This volunteer role will support the Marketing, PR and Communications Officer in creating and delivering content in line with our marketing and communications objectives.

With mental health firmly under the spotlight, the charity is keen to continue raising its profile, celebrating success and communicating more effectively with all of its audiences and stakeholders.

This is a great opportunity for somebody looking to get started in a marketing and communications career.

Marketing, PR, and Communications Volunteer – Role Description

Contact: Emily Cotter 07976 920311 for an application form

Closing date for applications is 13th August 

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.

More information about Peer Support

Young Black Minds Peer Support Group Facilitator – Role Description

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

 

Contact: Roz Doherty 07734 767931

Counsellor

Please note volunteer applications for counsellors are currently closed.

Due to high demand we only consider volunteers who are either fully qualified counsellors or are in the final year of study to become qualified. As a minimum, you will be in a BACP or UKCP accredited training to diploma or degree level and have reached the point where your training requires that you undertake a placement.

More information about our Counselling Service
Counselling Volunteer Person Specification

Contact: Counselling Coordinator – 0113 305 5800

Peer Support Group Facilitator

Please note volunteer applications for Peer Support are currently closed.

Peer Support 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, develop effective coping strategies, and maintain wellbeing. Volunteers are fully trained to facilitate courses, workshops and support groups which provide a safe and supportive environment. This is done alongside experienced members of staff. Peer Support volunteers are required to attend group work before applying to volunteer.

More information about Peer Support

Contact: Roz Doherty 07734 767931

Events Volunteers

Would you like to be part of “Team Leeds Mind”?  Could you spare a few hours to volunteer at one of our 2021 events?

Volunteering at one of our running events really is a fantastic & rewarding experience, be prepared to loose your voice!!

Team Leeds Mind 2021 Volunteering Opportunities 

Sunday 5th September 2021
Leeds 10k / Leeds Half Marathon

Course Marshalls (full training will be given)

Sunday 17th October 2021
Yorkshire Marathon
Course Marshalls (full training will be given)

If you would like to support Leeds Mind at one of these events please contact fundraising@leedsmind.org.uk for more information.

Inkwell Arts Volunteer

Please note volunteer applications for Inkwell are currently closed.

Inkwell is a safe, creative and accessible space which seeks to support individuals in developing creative skills whatever their background or ability, as an integral part of the journey towards recovery from mental health issues. Inkwell offer a variety of volunteering opportunities and roles such as barista work, admin assistants, craft facilitators, and catering staff. They also have roles within the marketing and exhibitions teams and with three big annual events additional help at these busy times is always appreciated.

Find out more about volunteering with Inkwell

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