Volunteer roles

People volunteer with us for a wide range of reasons. As well as being a great way to support a local charity, it’s also an opportunity to get involved in your local community, learn new skills, improve your CV, build your confidence and meet new people. You find details of the current opportunities below:

Online Mental Health Support Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers to work on an online mental health support service available to students at Essex University. Volunteers will provide support, assistance, information and signposting to students through one to one instant messaging in 20 minute sessions.

Full training will be provided including safeguarding and basic Online counselling skills. We are looking for volunteers for two evening per week between 4.30pm and 10.30pm, the service will run 7 days per week. Good IT skills are essential and an interest in mental health support although no formal qualifications are needed.

Download the role description for Online Mental Health Support Volunteer

Click here to download an application form

Please send your completed application form to Bev Coltart at B.Coltart@mnessexmind.org or Mid and North Essex Mind, The Constantine Centre, 272a Mersea Road, Colchester CO2 8QZ.

If your application is successful you will be invited an assessment morning on Saturday 17th March. On successful completion on the assessment morning interviews will take place during the afternoon of Saturday 17th March and on Sunday 18th March.

The training dates are: 17th & 18th April, 19th & 20th April or 21st & 22nd April.

If you have any questions about this post please call Angela Carter on 01206 764600 or email a.carter@mnessexmind.org.

Volunteer Receptionist

We are looking for an enthusiastic and organised volunteer with a friendly disposition, to work on the busy reception desk at our Head Office in Colchester. The role will involve welcoming clients and visitors and general administration duties.

Download role description for Volunteer Receptionist 

Activity Support Volunteer

The aim of the Activity Support Volunteer is to create or extend someone’s own personal social network of support.
The service exists to support adults aged from 17 to 65 years living within the Colchester and Tendring districts who are experiencing or have experienced mental health problems. It may be that someone has a long standing involvement with the community mental health teams or as is sometimes the case, under their own GP experiencing a period of mild to moderate depression and/or anxiety.

Download an information sheet about Activity Support Volunteers

Community Fundraising Volunteer

Here at Mid and North East Essex Mind we’re only a small fundraising team working hard to support people raising money for us.
Because we’re a small team we really need volunteers who can help us by doing things like attending events, running bucket collections and organising their own fundraising events and groups. You only need to volunteer the time you can manage.
Anyone can volunteer and we’d really appreciate your help though you do need to be at least 17.

Download a role description for Community Fundraising Volunteer

Volunteer Collection Pot Coordinator

We need volunteers across Mid and North Essex to find new locations to site our collection pots. You will be out and about in the local community dropping off and collecting current pots, as well as researching new sites e.g. pubs, hotel receptions, shops and local businesses.
Due to the travel required for this role, a driving license and own vehicle would be essential.

Download a role description for Volunteer Collection Pot Coordinator

Trustee – Treasurer

Term of office: 3 year

Purpose: The Treasurer will serve as a trustee of the charity to ensure sound management of the finances of the charity in compliance with requirements of governance, charity law and company law.

Time commitment: This is a voluntary role and includes bi-monthly trustee meetings which take place on weekday evenings at our Head Office in Colchester. Including time spent working on financial matters, the overall time commitment is unlikely to exceed 1 day per month.

Download a job description for the Treasurer role

If you are interested in applying for any of these roles please complete an application form below.

Download a volunteer application form for completion electronically

Download a volunteer application form for completion by hand

Please send your completed application form to Bev Coltart at B.Coltart@mnessexmind.org or Mid and North Essex Mind, The Constantine Centre, 272a Mersea Road, Colchester CO2 8QZ.