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Volunteer with us

Why volunteer with us?

Research has found that volunteering has a positive impact on mental health and wellbeing.

Our volunteers are vital to the support we provide. We could not support as many people without our volunteers alongside us and our connecting and befriending teams could not operate at all without them.

In return of offering your time, experience and skills, we offer you the opportunity to take part in quality training, the chance to learn new skills, build up your confidence, meet new people and make a difference to those using our services.

All volunteers receive support, supervision and ongoing training.

Volunteering roles

There’s a wide range of volunteering roles within Health in Mind as most of our services are supported by volunteers.

Opportunities include:

  • Befriending
  • Fundraising support
  • Administration support
  • Group assistance
  • Cafe assistant/cook
  • Training support
  • Peer support

We also have opportunities for people who are studying or training and are looking for work experience.

Our volunteer roles frequently change across our services in Edinburgh, Lothians and the Scottish Borders.

Current volunteering opportunities 

You can find our current volunteering opportunities on the Volunteering Scotland website. 

How to become a volunteer

If you are interested in a particular role or want further information about volunteering with us please complete the form at the bottom of this page or call us on 0131 225 8508.

Once you make contact your enquiry will be passed on to the relevant team. Someone will then contact you with further information and to outline the next steps.

Please note that for most of our volunteering roles, we will be required to carry out background checks.

Volunteer Satisfaction Report

Our annual Volunteer Satisfaction Report can be found at the bottom of this page or you can request a copy by contacting us.

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  • Volunteer contact form

Volunteer contact form