Volunteering Opportunities

  • Do you have a few hours to spare each week and are you keen to put them to good use?

  • Could you use your own life experiences to encourage and support others during difficult times, and at the same time increase your confidence and skills by working in a supported, professional environment?

  • Perhaps you are on a career break; have retired from your full time occupation or are a student wanting to supplement your studies with some real work experience?

We are often looking for people with:

  • Administration skills – from answering telephones to filing, managing correspondence and completing general paperwork
  • Communication skills – particularly people who are comfortable talking to people about our services
  • Language skills – particularly from black and minority ethnic groups
  • IT skills – to answer general helpdesk style queries and knowledge of databases would also be beneficial
  • Motivational skills - particularly those able to volunteer as a befriender, to help people feel less isolated and work towards their goals

We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and particularly those who have lived experience of mental health issues themselves or have supported someone who has. Some roles require regular weekly hours, some have very flexible hours and others are only occasional.  However much or little time you have to give; we have something you can do to help.

Whatever your skills or experience we would be delighted to welcome you to our team.

You can find our most up to date list of opportunities on the Volunteering Scotland Website.

If there isn’t anything that suits you but you have skills that you think could be of benefit to Health in Mind, we would love to hear from you. Either contact us on 0131 225 8508 for further information or fill in your details below and we'll get back to you soon!

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What our volunteers say

Please have a read of the result of our Volunteer Satisfaction Survey 2015. The following quotes are taken from the results of the survey:



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