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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. 

Become a Trustee

Solent Mind and Mayfield Nurseries 4 x Trustees and Chair Voluntary Roles

We are working in partnership with Charisma Recruitment to appoint 4 Trustees together with a Chair for Mayfield Nurseries to play a key role in the leadership and governance of the charity by setting the future strategy, assuring the quality of services that they provide and considering the most effective use of their resources for the benefit of the people they serve.

They believe good leadership and governance are best achieved through diversity within the Board. They already have a diverse range of people on their Board but wish to increase this even further by recruiting candidates from a range of different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to reflect more closely the communities they work with. Applications are particularly welcome from candidates with personal lived experience of mental health issues, and from BAME and LGBT communities.

The successful Chair for Mayfield Nurseries will need to demonstrate knowledge or experience in one or more of the following areas:

• Business, entrepreneurial, and commercial skills

• Customer service focussed – ideally horticulture or other retail experience

• Fundraising and marketing

• External Communications including work with media and PR

• Digital Transformation

Trustees for Solent Mind will need to demonstrate knowledge or experience in one or more of the following areas:

• Business development, entrepreneurial and commercial skills

• Governance; specifically GDPR & Health & Safety, ideally in the charity sector

• Campaigning

• Digital services

• Information governance

• Audit & Risk Management

The Chair and Trustees should be able to commit themselves to the work of the Board for up to ten days per annum (for further details see role descriptions). Board members will serve on a voluntary basis, though reasonable expenses will be paid.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law.

These unremunerated roles are open to all who meet the essential criteria.

How to apply

for these exceptional opportunities, please send your CV, Supporting Statement and Equal Opportunities and Diversity Monitoring Form to Jenny Warner, Managing Director, Charisma Charity Recruitment, or for more information, please call on 01962 813300, quoting the correct reference as follows:
Chair of Mayfield Nurseries: JO2818Trustee for Solent Mind: JO2820

Download the Candidate pack and equal opportunities form in the Important Links section.

Closing date for applications: 22 April 2021

Interviews with Charisma: no later than 29 April 2021

Interview date, with the Charity: May 2021, tbc.

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.

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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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