Volunteering for Suffolk Mind

As a charity we really value our volunteers and the part they play in helping us to promote mental wellbeing across the County, and supporting us in the delivery of our services.

Volunteering offers the opportunity to gain skills and practical experience in a supportive environment. As well as helping to improve confidence and feelings of self worth, the experience you gain can also be useful to add on to a CV to help you to stand out from the crowd. 


Reception Volunteer

This volunteer role is based at our Bury St Edmunds office and serves as the first point of contact for callers to our main reception numbers. Volunteers answer calls, respond to general enquiry e-mails and complete referrals.

Volunteers for this role work as part of a team and are asked to commitment to at least a 4-8 hour shift on the same day each week. This role also requires a long term commitment of at least 6 months due to the lengthy training process.

For more details click here to see the full job description.


Administration Volunteer

In this volunteer role, you would support the Finance department with various administrative tasks including data entry. This role is 3-5 hours per week, based in our Ipswich office. The volunteer for this role is being asked to make a long term commitment of at least 6 months.

For more details click here to see the full job description.


Research Administration Volunteer

Suffolk Mind is looking for a research administration volunteer to assist the Research Co-ordinator with research administration, handling spreadsheets and data input. The role is based in 3 hours per week, based in our Ipswich office. Volunteers in this role should have the ability to work with Microsoft Office with good attention to detail, listening skills and an interested in mental wellbeing.

For more details click here to see the full job description.



Suffolk Night Owls - Telephone Support Operator Volunteer

Suffolk Mind’s telephone support service is looking for a support volunteer on Friday and Sunday to deliver emotional support/ advice to Callers via telephone/email and text service. Volunteers for this role will be responsible for accurately recording details of calls on relevant electronic systems, and assisting with the team and the Helpline Co-ordinator to continually improve own and team performance.

This role is based in Ipswich and volunteers will act as part of a team and on own initiative when and where appropriate and when required. Full training is provided.

DBS check required 

For more details click here to see the full job description.


Sensory Garden Volunteer

As part of a new joint project in Haverhill, Suffolk Mind is looking for volunteers who would like to spend 3 hours a week gardening, meeting new people and contributing ideas for the community sensory garden. Volunteers in this role provide practical hands on help with various allotment duties, some digging, weeding, tending and harvesting. You can expect to work and share in a group setting, supporting and encouraging participation.

DBS check required

For more details click here for the full job description.


Ecotherapy Allotment Volunteer

Suffolk Mind is looking for several allotment volunteers to help at our various plots throughout Suffolk.

Allotment Volunteers attend regular weekly sessions to help tend and organise a successful allotment project helping people to improve and maintain their physical and mental wellbeing

In this role volunteers give practical hands on help with various allotment duties, some digging, weeding, tending and harvesting. Weekly sessions are scheduled for 3 hours on different days of the week depending on the plot location.

For more information click here to see the full job description.


Ecotherapy Co-ordinator Volunteer

In this role, the ecotheraphy co-ordinator volunteer assists the service manager by visiting plots, ordering stock and surpporting as required on site. Main duties will be to help manage ecotherapy sessions/volunteers with emphasis on mental health support, and reporting back to the service manager.

Days and hours for the role are flexible, 5-7 hours per week, with 3 hours on an allotment session.

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Volunteer Events Helper/Ambassador

To be part of a small team that takes part in awareness raising and fundraising events around the County. This is an exciting opportunity and would most suit someone who is outgoing and enjoys talking to people.

Main duties and responsibilities will be to assist with preparing display material, assist with setting up displays and dismantling at events. Be part of a small team that takes part in events e.g by being present on a stand and giving out leaflets and information and some event administration.

This is a flexible role as days and hours may be variable. Travel will be required so it would be preferable for a volunteer to own a car to get to the events.

Click here to see the full job description and for more information.

To apply for a volunteering role:

If you are interested in applying for any of our volunteer roles please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Christina Perea by calling 0300 111 6000 or email christina.perea@suffolkmind.org.uk 

Quay Place Volunteering Opportunities

Here are some exciting volunteering opportunities available at our Wellbeing and Heritage Centre, Quay Place.  For all Quay Place volunteering roles click here.

Heritage Volunteers

If you have an interest in the heritage of Ipswich and maybe wanted to know more and grow your knowledge of how Ipswich developed over the ages we are looking for volunteers to help us here at Quay Place. We have a wide range of tasks and activities for heritage volunteers ranging from support of out heritage archival work to research on all aspects of the history of Quay Place and the local community and businesses. Although a lot of work has been done there is so much more to do and this is an exciting opportunity to get involved.
Sitting in a dusty archive is not what we do. We want to actively research everything about Quay Place and the local area and then use that to develop programmes and activities which link our local heritage with wellbeing. You could be leading tours, running activities or just getting immersed in heritage. Some work can been done in Quay Place, some in records offices and the roles could easily be suitable for someone who just wanted to do research from home. The hours are very flexible as a result. If you want to know more just get in touch.
Please contact info@quayplace.co.uk for more information. 

If you are interested in volunteering for Quay Place click here to see all the volunteering opportunities we have. 

 

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