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‘Give’ is one of the Five Ways to Wellbeing, and a great way to ‘Give’ is to give some of your time by volunteering. Find out about opportunities to fundraise for Mind, volunteer at your university and in your community.

Volunteering may be more difficult right now because of COVID-19 restrictions.

Before applying for any opportunities, check in with the organisation to see what's running and what extra precautions you may need to take.

Some organisations will also be running virtual volunteering opportunities.

Getting involved with Mind

Volunteering with Mind

There are lots of ways you can spend your free time getting involved with Mind. as a student. For example:

  • fundraising for us
  • becoming a campaigner
  • supporting your local Mind shop
  • becoming a Mind volunteer.

Find out more about volunteering with Mind.

Fundraising for Mind

Fundraising on campus can be a powerful way of bringing attention to issues surrounding student mental health. At the same time, you can raise vital funds for Mind.

We want to support you and your fundraising. Through fundraising and raising awareness, we can reduce stigma and make sure that no one feels alone when living with a mental health problem.

Find out more on our page about student fundraising. If you have any questions you can email the team at [email protected]. If you already know what fundraising event you want to do for us, you can register for a fundraising pack.

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Volunteering at Student Minds

Student Minds is a mental health charity dedicated to improving student mental health.

You can get involved with Student Minds by:

  • becoming a peer support group volunteer
  • fundraise for them
  • write for them
  • getting involved with one of their projects on male mental health or international students.

Find out more about volunteering at Student Minds.

Volunteering at your university

Both your university and student union will may offer a wide range of volunteering opportunities, both internally but also within your local community.

Student volunteering opportunities can be a great way to give up some of your time, while learning new skills or improving your CV.

Some universities have volunteering opportunities listed online, check if your place of study is noted below.

The Royal Voluntary Service

The Royal Voluntary Service specialises in mobilising volunteers within local communities to help those in need.

It has specific opportunities for students, such as volunteering in the NHS, supporting local communities through the coronavirus pandemic, or helping people stay safe during the pandemic period.

Find out more about volunteering with the Royal Voluntary Service.

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