As a charity we really value our volunteers and the part they play in helping us to promote mental wellbeing across the country, and supporting us in the delivery of our services.
To apply for a volunteering role contact our Volunteer Manager Corrina Hanley by calling 0300 111 6000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The opportunity to gain skills and practical experience in a supportive environment.
- Help to improve confidence and feelings of self worth,
- Useful experience to add to a CV to help you to stand out from the crowd.
BPD Admin Support
We are looking for an administration support volunteer to provide telephone advice on the services we offer and how to access them. The individual will need to telephone potential clients and inform them of the Waves service, ensuring they understand how the service works and what to expect. The individual will initially build rapport, sharing Suffolk Mind’s ethos, missions and values. For more details, click here.
In this role you will assist the Research Co-ordinator with research administration: handling spreadsheets, data analysis and data input. This role can be based in Ipswich or Felixstowe. For more details click here.
Children and Family Volunteer
In this role you will be responsible for assisting our Events and EARLY Mind teams with children & family centred events/activities and health and wellbeing events. There is also the opportunity to help in the office with administration. For more details, click here.
BPD Support Volunteer
‘Waves’ is an innovative service for people with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder. We want a Waves volunteer to be a friendly face, willing to talk and listen to people and have a friendly chat. It would really suit a person who likes interacting with people, has a positive attitude and enjoys a challenge. If a volunteer has a skill that they wish to bring to the community, such as arts and crafts, this would be encouraged. Click here for more details.
Christmas Planning Volunteer
In this role you will be responsible for assisting our team in Quay Place, Ipswich with children and family Christmas events/activities, making this year our best Christmas to date. For more details, click here.
Quay Place Father Christmas
We are looking for a Father Christmas to be the face of our Santa’s Grotto. You will meet with families and children to give out presents at this very exciting time of year. Click here for more details.
Quay Place Elf
This Christmas we are looking for Elves to help run our Santa’s Grotto. You will greet families who visit our grotto, help with Christmas craft activities and help Father Christmas at his busiest time of year. Click here for more details.
WW1 Heritage Schools Volunteer
In this role you will be responsible for assisting our WW1 Heritage Schools manager with the delivery of our World War One programme to primary schools in Suffolk. There is also the opportunity to help with the administration of the programme. For more details, click here .
Admin & Reception Volunteer – Quay Place
In this role you will assist staff with reception and admin duties at Quay Place, our Heritage and Wellbeing Centre open to members of the public, Suffolk Mind staff and various group and individual activities. You will meet and greet visitors, help with questions from members of the public, assist with basic admin duties using Microsoft Word and help with putting packs together. For more details, click here.
Volunteer Peer Mentor
This is an exciting and varied volunteer role which will include 1-2-1 and group support for people seeking advice and information, to help them understand and meet their emotional and physical needs and improve their own overall wellbeing. Volunteers for this role are asked to commit to at least 2-4 hours a week for a minimum of 6 months. Click here for full description.
Night Owls Telephone Support
In this volunteer role you will listen, emotionally support, advise and assist service users who ring the helpline in crisis for support. Ensure safe and quality service provision. The volunteer for this role has the ability to communicate clearly with a range of people both over the telephone and in person, sometimes over sensitive and/or complex issues. The role is available in Felixstowe from Thursday to Sunday from 7:30pm with a minimum commitment of three hours. Travel expenses eligible for reimbursement. Click here for full description.
This is an exciting and varied volunteer role which will include talking to groups and individuals to support and signpost people seeking advice and information about Suffolk Mind services. You will attend events, both within Suffolk Mind and externally, to promote the wide range of services and activities within Suffolk Mind and Quay Place. For more details click here.
Greencare 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. For more details click here.
Quay Place Steward
We are looking for a friendly face to welcome visitors to Quay Place, Ipswich and help with enquiries and other daily administrative tasks. Someone who is willing to help with whatever needs doing, from preparing promotional literature to setting up rooms for meetings. Days and hours for this role are flexible. We are open Monday to Friday and Saturday mornings.
Volunteer in Our Bury St Edmunds Mind Shop
A fixture on our high streets since 1961, Mind shops are supported by our amazing volunteers. They’re a dedicated bunch, who help us make sure that everyone with a mental health problem has somewhere to turn for advice and support. Our volunteers benefit from:
- 25% discount on all donated items in store.
- Free Mind membership.
- The opportunity to complete National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs).
- The chance to gain new skills and experience in different roles in retail.
If are interested in becoming a volunteer for National Mind please contact Mind direct by email – email@example.com
To apply for a volunteering role:
If you are interested in applying for any of our volunteer roles please contact our Volunteer Manager Corrina Hanley by calling 0300 111 6000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aubrey’s Swim in aid of Suffolk Mind (1)
Event Date: 09/11/2019Aubrey is swimming 5km at the Olympic Swimming Pool in Stratford for Suffolk Mind.
Great East Run - Danny Smy (1)
Event Date: 22/09/2019Danny is running in the Great East Run half marathon on Sunday 22nd September, covering a 13 mile route across Ipswich.
Karen Webb - Great East Run Half Marathon (1)
Event Date: 22/09/2019
I have been training for this event this year as part of an effort to get fitter and improve my mental health. I have an anxiety disorder and Suffolk Mind has been a great source of information and support for me; so I would love to repay this by contributing in my small way.
Matthew Long's Sudbury to the Sea Kayak Challenge (1)
Event Date: 14/09/2019
Matthew is kayaking from Sudbury to the coast on Saturday 14th September, all to raise money for Suffolk Mind; it is an organised event by the River Stour Trust and is 24 ½ miles over two days.
Natasha runs the London Marathon for Suffolk Mind (1)
Event Date: 26/04/2020
Natasha Miles is our first ever Suffolk Mind marathon runner and she's running in memory of her partner, Nick Dinsdale.
Red Gables supporting Suffolk Mind (1)
Event Date: 23/11/2019On Saturday 23rd November, 12pm - 4pm, Red Gables is putting on a fantastic event including live music, a raffle and bric-a-brac all for Suffolk Mind.
RED January (1)
Event Date: 01/01/2020Sponsor our REDers who are challenging themselves to get active every day, their way this January.
Ska'd 4life (1)
Event Date: 09/11/2019
The band Ska'd 4life are hosting a fundraising dance on Saturday 9th November to raise money and awareness for Suffolk Mind.
Start a smile (1)
Event Date:Jade Berry at the Purple Pumpkin Creative Studio will be hosting quarterly events for people to paint a small item like a tile, start or heart for someone who's having a hard time. All the proceeds will go to Suffolk Mind.
Suffolk County Council Chairman’s Charity (5)
We are delighted that the Chairman of the Suffolk County Council, Councillor James Finch, has chosen Suffolk Mind as his charity of the year, helping us in our aim of making Suffolk the best place in the world for talking about and taking care of mental health.
Suffolk Food Hall (1)
The team at the Suffolk Food Hall have chosen Suffolk Mind as one of their chosen charities of the year for 2019 and are supporting us with many events and activities throughout the year.
TMJ Interiors was established in 1981, and has become a leader in specialist joinery and the interior fit-out industry. We manufacture and install quality joinery for the commercial, residential and specialist sectors, and we pride ourselves on our highly skilled and dedicated team. This year, we