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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 corrina.hanley@suffolkmind.org.uk.

Volunteering offers:

  • 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.  

Admin Support – Workplace Wellbeing 

In this role you will be responsible for dealing with bookings and enquiries relating to the Suffolk’s Needs Met training which is offered to businesses and individuals. This role is based in Felixstowe or Ipswich. For more details click here.

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.

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.

Recreational Activities Helper – Montrose House, Ipswich

This role is based at our Housing Project in Ipswich. You will be a friendly face and help provide social support and activities to residents. You will assist staff in organising activities/ day trips and social outings and where appropriate, assist residents on walks and trips around the local area. Click here for more details.

Research Administrator 

In this role you will assist the Research Co-ordinator with research administration: handling spreadsheets, data analysis, data input. The role can is based in Ipswich. More details 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 here for full description.

Event Volunteer

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 Host

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.

Quay Place Gardener

We are looking for a gardener at our Heritage and Wellbeing Centre, Quay Place to carry out general small garden maintenance: clearing, weeding, tidying and planting. This is a very flexible role, with no specific hours. Click here for more details.

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 – mindshop@mind.org.uk  

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 corrina.hanley@suffolkmind.org.uk.


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