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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering is a great way for you to make use of your skills, give back, meet new people and gain valuable experience while supporting the work of Solent Mind. Explore ways to get involved below.

Take on a role within a Solent Mind service

Use your experiences or passion for mental health to help our services deliver the very best information and support. These roles may have set hours each week or month, come with training and might be the first step towards a career at Solent Mind.

Many of our volunteers have a personal interest in mental health and bring with them their knowledge and experience, which is invaluable. We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds, particularly those who have experience of using mental health services. 

Volunteering Opportunities

We publicise all our volunteering roles here. If there is a role you would like to apply for, please complete and return the application form. If there are no role profiles, please check back at a later date to see if there are any current vacancies

VOLUNTEER Peer Supporter

Commitment Required: Negotiable (day/time to be discussed)
Closing date: Ongoing

(Ref VPSMar22)

As a peer supporter, you will be using your own experiences of mental health issues to support, encourage and inspire people experiencing a mental health issue. By providing a role model and offering both understanding and support, you will help to raise others’ confidence, self-belief and aid their long term recovery. This may be in a group or social setting.

For further information about this volunteer role please contact:

Dee Brown (Community Peer Support Team Leader) dbrown@solentmind.org.uk / Mobile: 07474 982111

Read Volunteer Role Description

Please note:

Applications for this role can only be made via our Recruitment Portal.

You will not be able to apply through our Solent Mind website.

Please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below.

This will automatically take you to our ‘Current Job Vacancies & Volunteering Opportunities’ page in our Recruitment Portal.

Enter the name of this role in the ‘Job Title’ section at the top of the page.

Click on ‘Search’ at the bottom of the page.

Once in the job details, you will be able to click on the ‘Apply Online’ button to complete your application.

Apply Now
VOLUNTEER Events Team

Commitment Required: TBA - variable hours and days throughout the year
Closing date: Fri 30 Sep 2022 (By Midnight)

(Ref REQ00022)

We are looking for enthusiastic, committed people to be part of our Events Team who are able to represent us at various events across Hampshire. This year we are attending a variety of festivals and big events to promote our work, support our fundraisers and shake our collection bins. Come and join us at Victorious Festival, Pride Southampton, Pride Portsmouth, the Great South Run and lots more events out and about in our local communities. Be part of a friendly and supportive team of staff and volunteers.

For further information about this volunteer role please contact:

Emily Stenner (Community and Events Officer) estenner@solentmind.org.uk 

Read Volunteer Role Description

PLEASE NOTE

Applications for this role can only be made via our Recruitment Portal.

You will not be able to apply through our Solent Mind website.

Please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below.

This will automatically take you to our ‘Current Job Vacancies & Volunteering Opportunities’ page in our Recruitment Portal.

Enter the name of this role in the ‘Job Title’ section at the top of the page.

Click on ‘Search’ at the bottom of the page.

Once in the job details, you will be able to click on the ‘Apply Online’ button to complete your application.

Apply Now
VOLUNTEER Fundraising Team

Commitment Required: TBA
Closing date: Fri 30 Sep 2022 (By Midnight)

(Ref REQ00023)

We are looking for enthusiastic, committed volunteers to work with our Fundraising Team to support a variety of fundraising activities. This could include event preparation, creating contacts, building relationships with Corporate Partners, organising raffles and corporate events and collecting and counting donation buckets. Fundraising is a vital part of our work to secure funding to deliver our mental health support services to people in Hampshire. Be part of a friendly and supportive team of staff and volunteers.

For further information about this volunteer role please contact:

Emily Stenner (Community and Events Officer) estenner@solentmind.org.uk

Read Volunteer Role Description

PLEASE NOTE

Applications for this role can only be made via our Recruitment Portal.

You will not be able to apply through our Solent Mind website.

Please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below.

This will automatically take you to our ‘Current Job Vacancies & Volunteering Opportunities’ page in our Recruitment Portal.

Enter the name of this role in the ‘Job Title’ section at the top of the page.

Click on ‘Search’ at the bottom of the page.

Once in the job details, you will be able to click on the ‘Apply Online’ button to complete your application.

Apply Now
VOLUNTEER LGBTQIA+ Group Facilitator

Commitment Required: TBA - 4 hours every 2 weeks, evening and/or weekends, as well as time for research and outreach (negotiable).
Closing date: Fri 30 Sep 2022 (By Midnight)

(Ref REQ00038)

After running an extensive survey, we are creating a group to respond to the needs of our LGBTQIA+ service users who do not have a specific outlet to discuss and share particular issues that may be affecting their lives. Our aim is to create a peer-led, welcoming, and accessible group for our service users in Portsmouth, so we are looking for volunteers to help in supporting and developing this project.

For further information about this volunteer role please contact:

Deyzi Bailey (Senior Administrator) dbailey@solentmind.org.uk

Read Volunteer Role Description

PLEASE NOTE

Applications for this role can only be made via our Recruitment Portal.

You will not be able to apply through our Solent Mind website.

Please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below.

This will automatically take you to our ‘Current Job Vacancies & Volunteering Opportunities’ page in our Recruitment Portal.

Enter the name of this role in the ‘Job Title’ section at the top of the page.

Click on ‘Search’ at the bottom of the page.

Once in the job details, you will be able to click on the ‘Apply Online’ button to complete your application.

Apply Now

Use your skills and hobbies

If you're a yoga enthusiast, photographer, plumber or IT whizz who wants to give back, you could donate your time to our services or functions like HR, Digital or Building Maintenance. Your time could help ensure our funds remain focussed on life-changing support. 

Please let us know your name, address and the skill you’d like to donate and we will get back to you. 

Donate your skills or hobbies

Join us for an event

To celebrate campaigns like Mental Health Awareness Week or fundraise for our vital services, we're out and about at events all over Hampshire.

You might come along to help our Fundraising team carry out a bucket collection, help wave the rainbow flag at a Pride event, cheer for our runners at a local marathon or paint faces on a charity stall. Share your details with us and you'll be first to know about new opportunities.

Please send us your name and address and we will let you know if any opportunities arise.

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Student Placements 

Solent Mind is really pleased to be able to support student placements which are highly beneficial to our organisation and to the students involved. We work with Portsmouth, Southampton, Winchester and Reading Universities to offer a set number of student placements each year. These placements are agreed and organised directly between the University and Solent Mind.

We don’t have the capacity to offer other placements but students are very welcome to apply for any of our existing volunteer vacancies. All of our current vacancies are advertised on our website – see above. Please state on your application form what course you are doing and what the requirements of your volunteering might be for example between which dates you can volunteer and how many hours you may need to complete. We will do our best to accommodate you wherever possible.

Freya's Story

I would encourage anyone to volunteer with Solent Mind if they’re interested in helping others with their mental health and would like to develop their own clinical skills!

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Terry's Story

Becoming a volunteer with the group is really helping me to have a sense of purpose and gives me a structure to my week.

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