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.

As an organisation, we pride ourselves on our values and beliefs. You can read these here.

All posts advertised below are subject to a DBS disclosure at the appropriate level.

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.

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

Employability Skills Support

At Hull and East Yorkshire Mind we want to ensure that our volunteers have the opportunity to progress into employment should they wish to. With this in mind we are looking to recruit a new volunteer who has experience in employability skills who can deliver workshops around such topics as; CV Writing, how to write an expression of interest/cover letter, interview skills, job search skills etc.

What does it involve?

  • Creating workshop content alongside the volunteer coordinator and vocational workforce
  • Delivering workshops either in person or virtually over zoom
  • Offering one to one mentoring where appropriate

What skills and experience do I need?

  • Understanding of the organisation
  • Ability to build rapport with people at all levels
  • Experience of working/volunteering in vocational services
  • Ability to deliver to groups, and work one to one
  • Understanding of information sharing responsibilities
  • Ability to develop and maintain open dialogue with colleagues in and outside own team
  • A positive and friendly manner
  • Reliability
  • A willingness to get involved

What will I gain from volunteering in this role?

  • The satisfaction of knowing you have helped a fellow volunteer achieve their goals
  • A better understanding of mental health and how this can affect individuals
  • Organisational & communication skills
  • Experience of working in the mental health sector
  • The opportunity to be part of a team and meet new people
  • Full support from the Vocational Services team and Volunteer Coordinator