Volunteering Opportunities

Hull & East Yorkshire Mind prides itself on the quality of the services it provides to the community and believes that this is rooted in the quality and skill of its staff and volunteers.

All posts advertised below are subject to a DBS disclosure at the appropriate level.

Information Service - Networking Assistant

The Hull and East Yorkshire Mind Information Service, offers a single-point of access to appropriate and relevant advice and sign-posting for those experiencing mental health difficulties. Whether taking a referral for a Mind service or pointing someone in the direction of another, the I-Service is here to start people on their journey to getting the right support, guidance and help they need to benefit their mental health.

Our volunteer networking assistant will play a vital role in ensuring our relationships with other agencies are maintained so that we can ensure the right information is available to those who may potentially need our services.

TASKS INVOLVED:

    • Delivering and updating printed information to key stakeholders (visiting schools, doctors surgeries, prisons, mental health units etc)
    • Ensuring that all are up to date on what services Mind currently have available
    • Organising and replenishing resources
    • Meeting people face to face
    • Supporting the coordinator to organise materials

DESIRED SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Experience of working with those with a mental health diagnosis
  • Some experience in an Advice and Guidance role
  • Enthusiasm
  • Positive and friendly manner
  • Ability to communicate appropriately both written and verbally
  • Able to keep to safe working guidelines
  • Reliable and accountable
  • Well-organised

Information Service - Information & Advice Assistant

Our volunteer information & advice assistant will play a vital role in ensuring that people who come into contact with us get the help they need.

TASKS INVOLVED:

  • Taking calls and advising people appropriately
  • Responding to emails
  • Logging calls
  • Organising and replenishing resources
  • Meeting people face to face
  • Supporting the coordinator to organise materials
  • Providing admin support for the information worker
  • Ensuring that the database of information we hold about other organisations is correct and up to date

DESIRED SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Experience of working with those with a mental health diagnosis
  • Some experience in an advice and guidance role
  • Enthusiasm
  • Positive and friendly manner
  • Ability to communicate appropriately both written and verbally
  • Able to keep to safe working guidelines
  • Reliable and accountable
  • Well-organised

Marketing & Communications Assistant

Hull and East Yorkshire Mind is looking for a Marketing & Communications Volunteer to help us promote our services, keep our current followers engaged and to help break the stigma around mental health.

TASKS INVOLVED:

  • Responding to emails
  • Scheduling online mailshots & social media posts
  • Updating the mailing list
  • Order stock of leaflets
  • Monitor social media notifications – responding to any queries
  • Do social media reports and make recommendations
  • Attend events to support marketing – Facebook Live, take photos
  • Possibility of producing art work

DESIRED SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Enthusiasm
  • Positive and friendly manner
  • Ability to communicate appropriately both written and verbally
  • Have an eye for detail
  • Reliable and accountable
  • Well-organised
  • Creative imagination

WHAT YOU WILL GAIN FROM VOLUNTEERING IN THIS ROLE:

  • Insight into the world of marketing
  • Practical hands on experience
  • Skills for your CV
  • Get to see first-hand the work we are doing
  • Experience of social media marketing
  • Insight into working in the not-for-profit sector