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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 Digital Content Creator

Commitment Required: Flexible Hours. A minimum of 2 articles a month plus an extra 2 hours per month for supervision etc.
Closing date: Mon 28 Jun 2021 (Before 9.00am)............Interview date: Ongoing

(Ref VDCCJun21)

As a Volunteer Digital Content Creator you would be using your lived experience to write inspiring, encouraging and empowering articles for A Little Piece of Mind (ALPOM), project created by the Eastleigh and Winchester Wellbeing Peer Support team.

ALPOM is a short monthly electronic magazine (e-zine) that aims to provide its audience with interesting and helpful information about improving, maintaining and understanding their wellbeing.

The subscribers are those using or that have used Solent Mind Wellbeing services in their recovery and could benefit from the ongoing complimentary resources.

The Peer Support Volunteer will collaborate with the Wellbeing Peer Support Worker/other volunteers or staff in sharing ideas and creating quality content for ALPOM.

As a Volunteer Digital Content Creator you would be using your own lived experience of mental health to write articles that subscribers to maintain and improve their own wellbeing. You will work with the Peer Support Worker/ALPOM editor and other collaborators.

For more information please email: Ali Wallace (Peer Support Worker) awallace@solentmind.org.uk

Read Volunteer Role Description


TO VOLUNTEER FOR THIS ROLE please email the forms below to volunteering@solentmind.org.uk

Download Volunteer Application Form

Download Volunteer Recruitment Analysis Form

VOLUNTEER Wellbeing Peer Support

Commitment Required: 2 hours a week (day/time to be discussed), extra 2 hours once a month for supervision etc.
Closing date: Mon 28 Jun 2021 (Before 9.00am)............Interview date: Ongoing

(Ref VWPSJun21)

The Peer Support Volunteer will operate closely alongside the Wellbeing Peer Support Worker/other volunteers or staff in co-facilitating groups. The groups are for people who have engaged with the Wellbeing service.

As a Peer Support Volunteer, you will be using your own lived experience of mental health to support, encourage and inspire other people facing mental health difficulties.

The current peer support groups are run online via Zoom (a video communication app). When possible, the Peer Support Volunteer will contribute to setting up and facilitating face-to-face peer support groups.

The Peer Support Volunteer will operate closely alongside the Wellbeing Peer Support Worker/other volunteers or staff in co-facilitating groups. The groups are for people who have engaged with the Wellbeing service.

As a Peer Support Volunteer, you will be using your own lived experience of mental health to support, encourage and inspire other people facing mental health difficulties.

The current peer support groups are run online via Zoom (a video communication app). When possible, the Peer Support Volunteer will contribute to setting up and facilitating face-to-face peer support groups.

For more information please email: Ali Wallace (Peer Support Worker) awallace@solentmind.org.uk

Read Volunteer Role Description


TO VOLUNTEER FOR THIS ROLE please email the forms below to volunteering@solentmind.org.uk

Download Volunteer Application Form

Download Volunteer Recruitment Analysis Form

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. 

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.

Sign up as an event volunteer

Student Placements 

Solent Mind is really pleased to be able to support student placements which are of significant benefit to our organisation. We work with Universities in Hampshire and the surrounding areas to offer a set number of student placements each year. 

These are 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 (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!

Read more about Freya's Story
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