Welcome to our Volunteer page. This is where you can find out about getting involved with the work we do at Doncaster Mind. Volunteers engage in a variety of roles throughout the organisation, from counselling, befriending, fundraising, administration and Peer Support.
Volunteers are a valued part of our team and we work hard to ensure that our volunteers have a rewarding experience. As a volunteer, you will receive a full induction, training and ongoing support. The structure of this induction depends on what department you would like to volunteer for.
Volunteering for the Befriending Scheme
We use volunteers to help us run our Befriending Scheme. After the volunteer training has been completed, you will be linked up with a client to meet with them on a “one to one basis”. Our Befrienders aim to reduce the social isolation of people who are experiencing mental ill health by supporting them to access activities and meet other people.
If you are interested in finding out more you can either see our Befriending Scheme page or contact Pauline our Befriending Scheme Coordinator on 01302 812486, however if you are interested in volunteering you can download our volunteer application form (see above) and send this to us. You can find our address on our Contact Us page
We use volunteer counsellors to run our counselling service. All volunteer counsellors are either qualified to or working towards a Diploma in Counselling. They all work within the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Ethical Framework and Mind’s Guidelines for Good Practice. Our counsellors are supervised by our Counselling Coordinator and recieve monthly group supervision sessions.
Our counsellors need to be empathic, non-judgemental, non-directive and respect each person’s capacity for self-determination.
Unfortuntely we only have a number of counselling placements available however if you are interested in a placement please contact our coordinator Steve Hall on 01302 812486 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or an application form.
Volunteers within our Wellbeing Services
We use volunteers in our Wellbeing Services to carry out a number of tasks/roles. This could be either Reception, Administrative Tasks, Fundraising, supporting the Social Cafe or after completing our Peer Support Programme, Co-Facilitating the Support Groups.
If you are interested in any of the above tasks in our Wellbeing Service or would like some more information, please see our leaflet below or contact Linda Woods for more information on 01302 812505 or download an appplication pack below and send it to us. You can find our address on our Contact Us page.