in West Essex

Volunteering with Mind in West Essex

Without the help of our volunteers, Mind in West Essex would not be able to continue providing our high quality and wide-ranging services. We thank all of our volunteers for their valuable contributions and are keen to provide them with training to enhance their knowledge, skills and confidence. We are committed to making the volunteering experience rewarding, interesting and worthwhile. 

Anyone with an interest in the work that we do can apply to volunteer with Mind in West Essex; we particularly welcome people with a lived experience of mental ill health as Peer Support Volunteers, who can make a great contribution to others on their journey of recovery in our Friendly Faces Social Spaces. 

What volunteers can expect from Mind in West Essex:

  • To be treated with respect at all times
  • To be safe at all times
  • To know who to contact for support or if you are having problem
  • To receive appropriate training where required
  • To receive regular feedback
  • Never to be out of pocket and to be reimbursed for any expenses you incur

 What West Essex Mind will expect of you as a volunteer:

  • To be reliable and committed to your role
  • Agree to adhere to West Essex Minds policies and procedures
  • To be subject to a DBS check
  • To supply two references
  • To ask for help and support if and when needed
  • To be non-judgemental and non-discriminatory at all times

Volunteering Roles

We have a variety of interesting and rewarding services which you can get involved with. Everybody is unique and has something individual to offer. We will endeavour to match your particular skills and interests to a role that will suit you best.

We are always looking for volunteers for the following:

  • Becoming a trustee – trustees have a wide variety of roles and tasks and are a vital part of our organisation.
  • Befriending someone who is isolated or lonely.
  • Helping facilitate groups and training opportunities.
  • Being a Peer Support Volunteer
  • Administration in our busy offices

From time to time we also sometimes require:

  • Help updating our website
  • Promoting our Organisation and help at events - we attend and host a variety of events, stalls and fairs reaching out to our community.
  • Research for new projects

If you think you might be interested in volunteering with us at Mind in West Essex, or would like more information or an application form please email volunteering@mindinwestessex.org.uk or phone 01279 421308.

Volunteer Application Form

Volunteer Leaflet

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