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.

Event Lead

Hull and East Yorkshire Mind organises and takes part in a huge range of events across the year and our event support volunteers play a vital part in their success. The money and awareness they raise makes a vital difference to people with mental health problems in our area. We are looking for volunteers to lead these events.

What does it involve?

  • Leading a team of fundraising volunteers at an exciting range of Hull and East Yorkshire Mind events, including comedy nights, national mental health campaign days and the Hull marathon.
  • Being part of a friendly and enthusiastic events team
  • Managing and reporting any safeguarding concerns
  • Signposting people who may need more information on mental health
  • Roles vary for each event- you might be greeting guests, selling tickets, serving refreshments or cheering on runners. The possibilities are endless!

What skills and experience do I need?

  • Previous experience of leading events is preferable
  • Experience of taking part in fundraising
  • Enthusiasm
  • A positive and friendly manner
  • The ability to communicate with members of the public
  • Reliability
  • A willingness to get involved

What will I gain from volunteering in this role?

  • The opportunity to develop experience in fundraising, events management and working in the voluntary sector
  • Opportunity to further knowledge of safeguarding and signposting
  • Fantastic experience of working with the general public
  • Meet new people and be part of a dedicated and enthusiastic team of events volunteers
  • The satisfaction of knowing that you are helping to give vital support to people with mental health problems in our area

Event Support

Hull and East Yorkshire Mind organises and takes part in a huge range of events across the year and our event support volunteers play a vital part in their success. The money and awareness they raise makes a vital difference to people with mental health problems in our area.

What does it involve?

  • Supporting the fundraising team at an exciting range of Hull and East Yorkshire Mind events, including comedy nights, national mental health campaign days and the Hull marathon.
  • Being part of a friendly and enthusiastic events team
  • Roles vary for each event- you might be greeting guests, selling tickets, serving refreshments or cheering on runners. The possibilities are endless!

What skills and experience do I need?

  • Previous events experience is not necessary but of course welcome!
  • Enthusiasm
  • A positive and friendly manner
  • The ability to communicate with members of the public
  • Reliability
  • A willingness to get involved

What will I gain from volunteering in this role?

  • The opportunity to develop experience in fundraising, events and the voluntary sector
  • Fantastic experience of working with the general public
  • The opportunity to develop a role as a lead events support volunteer
  • Meet new people and be part of a dedicated and enthusiastic team of events volunteers
  • The satisfaction of knowing that you are helping to give vital support to people with mental health problems in our area

Mental Health Ambassador

Hull and East Yorkshire Mind Hull & East Yorkshire Mind was founded in 1976 and has over 40 years experience in providing mental health services to people in Hull and East Yorkshire. It is important to let people know that we won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets both support and respect. Hull and East Yorkshire Mind are often in the media, whether that be on the radio promoting our work or in the local paper campaigning for better services. To enable us to do this better we are looking for a team of individuals to help us when dealing with the media.

What does it involve?

  • Talking to the media through a range of different outlets
  • Being part of a friendly and enthusiastic team
  • Sharing your own story in an open and positive way (Not essential)
  • Promote the work of Hull and East Yorkshire Mind
  • Being a positive spokesperson for mental health

What skills and experience do I need?

  • Some experience of mental health- either as someone who has experienced your own problems, or as someone who has supported others
  • Willingness to get involved and speak about your own mental health or your experience with volunteering or supporting Hull and East Yorkshire Mind
  • Enthusiasm for speaking up about mental health and breaking the stigma that sometimes surrounds it.
  • Reliability and flexibility

What will I gain from volunteering in this role?

  • The opportunity to develop experience working with the media
  • Outlet to share your own story of mental health
  • Experience of working within the mental health sector
  • Fantastic experience of working with the general public
  • The satisfaction of knowing that you are helping to give vital support to people with mental health problems in our area.
  • Training on the basic principles of working with the media.

Activities Co-Ordinator

Hull & East Yorkshire Mind are a Registered Social Landlord and provide supported accommodation throughout Hull and the East Riding. Staff support all people who are accessing our accommodation or floating support services by using the Mental Health Recovery star which creates focus and momentum to the support given. Our aims within HEY Mind Housing is to establish a positive working relationship with people who use our services and help to enable them to move forward with a focus on recovery and independence

What does it involve?

  • Organise a range of activities for residents in our supported housing services
  • Lead the activities where possible
  • Report any Safeguarding concerns to appropriate person
  • To keep in touch with the volunteer team and the housing team, requesting help and feeding back progress on a regular basis

What skills and experience do I need?

  • Understanding of the organisation
  • Understanding of local activities and organisations
  • Ability to work to a budget and work with organisations to reduce cost
  • Build rapport with people at all levels
  • A positive and friendly manner
  • Reliability
  • A willingness to get involved!

What will I gain from volunteering in this role?

  • The satisfaction of knowing you have helped a client
  • A better understanding of mental health and how this can effect individuals
  • Organisational & communication skills
  • Experience of working in the mental health sector
  • The opportunity to be part of a team and meet new people

Housing Mentor

Hull & East Yorkshire Mind are a Registered Social Landlord and provide supported accommodation throughout Hull and the East Riding. Staff support all people who are accessing our accommodation or floating support services by using the Mental Health Recovery star which creates focus and momentum to the support given. Our aims within HEY Mind Housing is to establish a positive working relationship with people who use our services and help to enable them to move forward with a focus on recovery and independence.

What does it involve?

  • Managing and reporting any safeguarding concerns
  • Working one to one with a client to improve their mental health and to achieve their goals
  • To keep in touch with the volunteer team and the housing team, requesting help and feeding back progress on a regular basis

What skills and experience do I need?

  • Understanding of the organisation
  • Build rapport with people at all levels
  • Actively listens to others and is open to their ideas
  • Shares information openly with colleagues in and outside own team
  • A positive and friendly manner
  • Reliability
  • A willingness to get involved

What will I gain from volunteering in this role?

  • The satisfaction of knowing you have helped a client achieve their goals
  • A better understanding of mental health and how this can effect individuals
  • Organisational & communication skills
  • Experience of working in the mental health sector
  • The opportunity to be part of a team and meet new people

Telephone Support

Hull & East Yorkshire Mind are a Registered Social Landlord and provide supported accommodation throughout Hull and the East Riding. Staff support all people who are accessing our accommodation or floating support services by using the Mental Health Recovery star which creates focus and momentum to the support given. Our aims within HEY Mind Housing is to establish a positive working relationship with people who use our services and help to enable them to move forward with a focus on recovery and independence.

What does it involve?

  • Making weekly phone calls to people on a waiting list for our housing services
  • Making sure the wellbeing of those people is monitored
  • Reporting any safeguarding concerns
  • Keeping record of contacts made

What skills and experience do I need?

  • Understanding of the organisation
  • Build rapport with people at all levels
  • Actively listens to others and is open to their ideas
  • Sharing information openly with colleagues in and outside own team in a positive and friendly manner
  • Flexibility
  • Reliability
  • A willingness to get involved

What will I gain from volunteering in this role?

  • The satisfaction of knowing you have helped someone
  • A better understanding of mental health and how this can effect individuals
  • Organisational & communication skills
  • The opportunity to be part of a team and meet new people

Group Lead

Hull & East Yorkshire Mind are a Registered Social Landlord and provide supported accommodation throughout Hull and the East Riding. Staff support all people who are accessing our accommodation or floating support services by using the Mental Health Recovery star which creates focus and momentum to the support given. Our aims within HEY Mind Housing is to establish a positive working relationship with people who use our services and help to enable them to move forward with a focus on recovery and independence.

What does it involve?

  • Run social groups for residents of the housing services, this can be anything from film nights, reading groups or whatever interests you!
  • Keep the interest of the residents to reduce social isolation
  • Report any Safeguarding concerns to appropriate person
  • To keep in touch with the volunteer team and the housing team, requesting help and feeding back progress on a regular basis

What skills and experience do I need?

  • Understanding of the organisation
  • A range of interests which can be utilised within the group
  • Build rapport with people at all levels
  • A positive and friendly manner
  • Reliability
  • A willingness to get involved!

What will I gain from volunteering in this role?

  • The satisfaction of knowing you have helped a client group
  • A better understanding of mental health and how this can effect individuals
  • Organisational & communication skills
  • Experience of working in the mental health sector
  • The opportunity to be part of a team and meet new people

Personal Budget Mentor

Hull and East Yorkshire Mind Personal Budget service helps people who receive a personal budget from the local authority. This service helps to increase independence and confidence, by offering both emotional and practical support. Volunteers in this service help individuals to develop ways of managing their anxiety, depression or other mental health difficulties and also help them with getting out to shops, appointments etc.

What does it involve?

  • Adding value to existing support
  • Accompanying clients to appointments
  • Advocacy opportunities
  • Graded exposure and other interventions
  • Befriending
  • Managing and reporting safeguarding concerns
  • Feeding information into risk assessments
  • Working from support plans

What skills and experience do I need?

  • Understanding of the organisation
  • Build rapport with people at all levels
  • Actively listens to others and is open to their ideas
  • Shares information openly with colleagues in and outside own team as appropriate
  • A positive and friendly manner
  • Good timekeeping and reliability
  • Ability to motivate yourself and others
  • Ability to use own initiative

What will I gain from volunteering in this role?

  • The satisfaction of knowing you have helped a client achieve their goals
  • A better understanding of mental health and how this can effect individuals
  • Organisational & communication skills
  • Experience of working in the mental health sector
  • The opportunity to be part of a team and meet new people