Why volunteer with MindSpace?
Many people volunteer for MindSpace, and we value their commitment and hard work. We could not operate without the dedication of our volunteers who do a tremendous job helping people with mental health problems.
What does volunteering with MindSpace involve?
Volunteering is not just about attending the premises for sessions. As a volunteer at MindSpace, you will be making connections and helping those with mental health challenges. Depending on the session you support, volunteering responsibilities can range from making sure everyone has a hot drink & piece of cake, to leading your own group.
Ideally, we require a regular weekly commitment to a session you are supporting, so we can ensure consistency in allowing the session to take place and that this is done safely for our volunteers and members.
Scroll down to read more about volunteering with MindSpace and a description of current volunteering opportunities.
How do I become a MindSpace volunteer?
We encourage you to come along to our sessions (click here to book in) to experience what MindSpace has to offer within the local community, and have a chat with our volunteer co-ordinator. Following your introduction to MindSpace, the next step is to complete an application form and provide two references, which can be either professional references or from people you know
Once your application form has been processed and the session you are supporting agreed, you will undertake an induction.
- Click here to read Volunteering FAQs.
- See below for current volunteering opportunities
Current volunteering opportunities
Do you have an interest in topics around the menopause? Could you confidently help to facilitate a group based on all things menopause?
Our volunteer-led PeriMenoPlus group is a popular session attended by women looking for support and discussion, ideas and shared experiences. We are looking for someone to help the group’s founding volunteer Emma co-ordinate the once-a-month sessions and provide cover when necessary. PeriMenoPlus sessions take place on the first Tuesday of every month between 7-9pm.
If you are interested, you fit the bill and you’d like to join us as a volunteer, please give us a shout here at MindSpace!
Men’s Night is returning to MindSpace from October and we are looking for a volunteer with a calm manner and ability to listen and facilitate conversation. If you think this could be something you would be good at, please do get in touch!
Men’s Night will take place on Tuesday evenings between 8 – 9.30pm, with the exception of the first Tuesday in each month, so you would need to be available during these times.
Join the team that help support us at events that we take part in, like Stamford Diversity Festival, the Stamford Santa Fun Run and for other popular local occasions.
We are looking for cheery smiles and a flexible, can-do approach. If you find it difficult to commit to regular weekly volunteering but still want to help out, this could be the volunteering role for you!
Thursday Night Light Cafe - Games Night
Are you a good listener, a good conversation facilitator and have a warm, welcoming personality? Perhaps looking to fill an evening a week with a volunteering role?
Our Games Night session runs from 7.30 – 9.30pm on Thursday evenings, providing company and a safe, welcoming space for people to spend time.
If you think you can help us out (and you don’t mind playing a board game or two!) do get in touch – we’d love to hear from you.