Volunteering Opportunities

Hull & East Yorkshire Mind prides itself on the quality of the services it provides to the community and believes that this is rooted in the quality and skill of its staff and volunteers.

At Hull and East Yorkshire Mind, we have over 100 volunteers supporting with every aspect of the work we do. From office admin volunteers, events and fundraising volunteers, through to our trustees and front line volunteers. Our front line workers lead and support our group services, mentor and befriend service users, support those who have lost from suicide, and help people striving to stay in work.

As an organisation the support we offer is constantly growing and adapting, therefore so does our need for volunteers. Below you will see what current opportunities we’re advertising for, keep checking back if what you’re looking for isn’t currently there as it could be soon!

If you are interested in the below volunteering opportunities, please email [email protected] telling us a little about yourself and what you can offer to the people who use these services. Please note that all posts advertised below are subject to a DBS disclosure at the appropriate level.

Bereaved by Suicide Support

Hull and East Yorkshire & North East Lincolnshire Mind Together service provides support to people bereaved by suicide across Hull, East Yorkshire, North East & North Lincolnshire. This service provides individuals with emotional and practical support on a 1:1 basis either face to face in their home/out in the community or through telephone/video calls.  We are looking for volunteers to support this service.

What does it involve

  • Helping provide support for individuals who have been bereaved by suicide
  • Helping people use our services to cope with their grief and move forward in their life. Onward signposting where relevant.
  • Working through telephone, video call or face to face support
  • Offering coping strategies such as Low level Cognitive Behaviour Techniques (CBT), mindfulness
  • Provide practical support such as creating memory boxes, funeral planning, attending the inquest and guidance with finances
  • Reporting any safeguarding concerns

What skills and experience do I need?

Personal experience of bereavement by suicide
Understanding of the organisation
Some understanding of mental health, bereavement and strategies to support individuals
The ability to build trusting and supportive relationships with the individuals who use our service
Good timekeeping and reliability

What will I gain from volunteering in this role

The satisfaction of being part of a new and essential service
Relevant training provided to gain knowledge of bereavement, theories, recovery based support and short term interventions
A better understanding of bereavement and how this can affect individuals
Organisational & communication skills
Experience of working in the mental health sector
The reward of supporting those bereaved by suicide
The potential to become part of our workforce in the future

Community and Networking Lead

Hull and East Yorkshire Mind organises and takes part in a full range of events across the year and our event support volunteers play a vital part in their success. The money and awareness they raise makes a vital difference to people with mental health problems in our area. We are looking for volunteers to lead these events.

What does it involve?

  • Leading a team of fundraising volunteers at an exciting range of Hull and East Yorkshire Mind events, including comedy nights, national mental health campaign days and the Hull marathon.
  • Being part of a friendly and enthusiastic events team
  • Managing and reporting any safeguarding concerns
  • Signposting people who may need more information on mental health
  • Cash handling
  • Roles vary for each event- you might be greeting guests, selling tickets, serving refreshments or cheering on runners. The possibilities are endless!

What skills and experience do I need?

  • Previous experience of leading events is preferable
  • Experience of taking part in fundraising
  • Enthusiasm
  • A positive and friendly manner
  • The ability to communicate with members of the public
  • Reliability
  • A willingness to get involved

What will I gain from volunteering in this role?

  • The opportunity to develop experience in fundraising, events management and working in the voluntary sector
  • Opportunity to further knowledge of safeguarding and signposting
  • Fantastic experience of working with the general public
  • Meet new people and be part of a dedicated and enthusiastic team of events volunteers
  • The satisfaction of knowing that you are helping to give vital support to people with mental health problems in our area

Download the application form here. 

Fundraising and Event Support

Hull and East Yorkshire Mind organises and takes part in a full range of events across the year and our event support volunteers play a vital part in their success. The money and awareness they raise makes a vital difference to people with mental health problems in our area.

What does it involve?

  • Supporting the fundraising team at an exciting range of Hull and East Yorkshire Mind events, including comedy nights, national mental health campaign days and the Hull marathon.
  • Being part of a friendly and enthusiastic events team
  • Cash handling
  • Roles vary for each event- you might be greeting guests, selling tickets, serving refreshments or cheering on runners. The possibilities are endless!

What skills and experience do I need?

  • Previous events experience is not necessary but of course welcome!
  • Enthusiasm
  • A positive and friendly manner
  • The ability to communicate with members of the public
  • Reliability
  • A willingness to get involved

What will I gain from volunteering in this role?

  • The opportunity to develop experience in fundraising, events and the voluntary sector
  • Fantastic experience of working with the general public
  • The opportunity to develop a role as a lead events support volunteer
  • Meet new people and be part of a dedicated and enthusiastic team of events volunteers
  • The satisfaction of knowing that you are helping to give vital support to people with mental health problems in our area

Download the application form here.