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Volunteering at Manchester Mind can be a really rewarding and worthwhile experience and it can bring many benefits too.

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We believe that everyone has value and has something to offer.

Volunteering at Manchester Mind can be a really rewarding and worthwhile experience and it can bring many benefits too – whether that’s learning new skills or rediscovering old skills and passing on skills, building confidence, meeting new people, being valued. All things that contribute to positive mental health.

 

Current opportunities

Administration

Our admin volunteers are really valuable members of our office team, completing tasks such as handling paperwork, making calls and sending emails. Download the role description.

Due to funding restrictions we can only accept applications for this role from people living in the city of Manchester, i.e. those with postcodes beginning ‘M’ followed by 1, 2, 3 (Manchester not Salford), 4, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 (Manchester not Trafford), 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 40 or 90.

 

Peer Support Volunteer

As a Manchester Mind Peer Support volunteer, you will work as part of a team to offer support in a group setting, and occasionally on a 1to1 basis, to people with emotional and mental health problems. Download the role description.

 

Training support volunteers

*Please note there are no opportunities for this area at the current time as we have reached our capacity for these roles*

Participate in a volunteer training programme designed to give individuals the skills, knowledge and experience to support the delivery of mental health training courses.

Due to funding restrictions we can only accept applications for this role from people living in the city of Manchester, i.e. those with postcodes beginning ‘M’ followed by 1, 2, 3 (Manchester not Salford), 4, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 (Manchester not Trafford), 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 40 or 90.

 

Food for All volunteering

‘Open kitchen’ facilitator – Volunteers in this role can develop the skills required to support people, learn about food and nutrition and work as part of a team in a busy catering environment based at our Pay What You Can sessions at Brunswick Parish Church. Download the role description.

Student Volunteering – Students on placement with us have the opportunity to work directly with a diverse client group, make a significant impact and learn about the changing landscape of mental health and social care, coupled with the voluntary and community services in Manchester. Download the role description.

Kitchen assistant – Help with the preparation, cooking and serving of food in our Manchester Mind Cafe.  Find out more.

Kitchen buddy – Kitchen buddies work in the kitchen but also help to support someone on a café placement, helping them to build skills, identify, and work toward goals. Download the role description.

Session leader – If you feel you have a skill you could share, we would love to hear from you. From managing an activity in our cafe or Pay What You Can sessions, or running cooking or baking workshops, offering nutritional advice, teaching barista skills etc, there are many ways to contribute. Get in touch to share your ideas.

Good Mood Food caterer – Do you have catering experience and would like to help support us in our busy outside catering company?  From kitchen assistants and buddies, to professionally trained chefs, we’re growing in size and would love to have you on board! Find out more.

Good Mood Food driver – Our Good Mood Food drivers deliver buffets to local businesses as well as moving stock around our different catering venues. You have to be over 25 with a clean driving licence for this role. You’ll have a good knowledge of Manchester, will check orders and load the van, have good customer service skills and be able to plan routes efficiently. We also offer a trainee delivery driver position. Download the role description.

Good Mood Food driver’s assistant – This role involves helping our fantastic drivers in delivering our delicious food across the city. Find out more.

 

Fundraising volunteers

Corporate volunteers – Are you a workplace looking to help out? We occasionally have opportunities for companies to come in and volunteer their time. Please contact our fundraising team for more information. For other ways to help out, visit our Charity of the Year page.

Event support – We often need friendly faces to join us at events such as bucket collections in the city centre (May and October). Please contact our fundraising team for more information.

 

To apply for a volunteering role

Please download and complete the application form below. Once completed please email back to us. We will then be in touch to arrange a short, informal interview so we can tell you more about the role.

Please note, most roles require a DBS check to be completed before you can start volunteering. This will be discussed when we meet with you.

We look forward to welcoming you to our team of wonderful volunteers!

 

For more information

If you would like to learn more about any of our volunteering roles please call us on 0161 769 5732