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Volunteer at your local Mind shop

Mind shops are supported by our amazing volunteers. Find out how you can become a volunteer.

Our Mind shop volunteers are a dedicated bunch who help to make sure that all of us with mental health problems have somewhere to turn. Whether it's sorting and pricing clothes, making sales or getting creative on the shop floor, there's plenty you can do to help out.

There's no need for volunteering to be a big, time-consuming commitment either - even an hour a week could make a huge difference.

By joining one of our teams, you will:

  • Learn new skills
  • Gain qualifications
  • Meet new people
  • Build your confidence

97% of volunteers would recommend volunteering at Mind.

Data from Mind's people survey in 2022

Apply to become a volunteer at Mind

Fill out the form below to to apply to be a volunteer at your local Mind shop. Any personal information you share will only be used for processing your application.

All applications will be held securely by Mind and we'll never share or publish your information without your consent. We encourage a diverse range of perspectives. We're committed to making sure everyone has an equal opportunity.

Join our team

Volunteer benefits

  • 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

How to help our shops

About our shops >

Find your nearest Mind charity shop and its opening times.

Donate items >​

Each bag of donations, however small, helps us reach even more people.

Gift Aid >

If you are a UK taxpayer, you can make your donation go further at no cost to you.

What our volunteers say

Some of our volunteers tell us why they enjoy working in our shops.

Volunteering helped me keep in touch with the community


Read David's story

I wouldn't be in my current role if I hadn't volunteered


Read Emma's story

I've been given opportunities to develop and progress


Read Ruth's story

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