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Volunteering and participating at Mind

Volunteering at Mind can be a really rewarding and valuable experience – and there's probably more ways of doing it than you might think.

There are loads of ways you can give your time, including:

  • Taking up a role in Mind HQ (you can check out our current opportunities here)
  • Volunteering at your local Mind
  • Lending a helping hand at one of our Mind charity shops
  • Becoming a Mind campaigner to campaign for better support for those of us with mental health problems
  • Cheering on our fantastic runners, cyclists and swimmers as they take on fundraising challenges for Mind
  • Talking to the media

Take a look through the options on this page – what opportunities appeal to you?

If you have any questions regarding how you can get involved, please read our Volunteering FAQs.

Volunteer at a Mind shop

We have Mind shops in more than 150 communities around England and Wales. We would not be able to run these shops without our many dedicated volunteers. As a volunteer in a Mind shop, you can help with jobs such as sorting through goods, pricing and making sales.

Volunteer at a Mind shop

Volunteer at Mind HQ

Thousands of volunteers help deliver Mind's work in more than 140 local Minds across England and Wales, in our national offices in London and Cardiff, and from home.

We list our Mind volunteering opportunities on the vacancies and volunteering page. You can also find your local Mind to get in touch with them directly.

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Help us improve our mental health information

We have information on over 100 different topics on mental health. It's important to us that we base our information on real people's experiences. Take a look at what projects we are currently working on to see if you can get involved.

Help us improve our info

Join our Youth Voice Network

Young people have told us they want to feel more heard, especially regarding decisions that affect their lives.

Here at Mind, we want to listen.

If you join our Youth Voice Network, you will help shape our work in many different ways. We want to hear from young people living in England or Wales, with and without personal experience of having mental health problems. You need to be between the ages of 11 and 24 and be ready to make a difference.

Join our Youth Voice Network

Become a fundraising volunteer

Join us on a collection day or help cheer on our fantastic runners, swimmers and cyclists across the country!

Become a fundraising volunteer

Talk to the media

Media volunteers are crucial to our work. Journalists from a wide variety of media are frequently looking to interview people with particular experiences of mental health problems. Including a 'human interest' element can make or break a story in the media, bring an issue to life, and allow the audience to empathise with issues around mental health.

Become a media volunteer

Tell your story online

We need people to share their stories online, especially in video blogs (or vlogs) that we call Mental Health Stories.

Share your story

Stay in touch on social media

If you haven't seen something you like here, or if we don't have the right opportunity for you at the moment, connect with us on Facebook or Twitter. There, you can find out the latest opportunities as soon as we have them. (We're also on YouTubeTumblr and Instagram.)

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Stay in touch by email

We send out an email regularly, around once or twice a month, to tell our supporters about the most important thing going on for us at the moment. It covers the full range of what we are doing and how you can help.

Why not sign up and see what you think? You can stop receiving them at any time by clicking the 'Unsubscribe' link in every email – and we do not share your data with anyone else.

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