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 – have a read of our volunteer FAQs to find out more.

Our available volunteer roles:

Chat with Charlie Volunteer

Hours per week: 2 shifts of 5 hours – 5.30pm – 10.30pm. Available 7 days a week
Based in Colchester

This is an exciting opportunity to support students of the University of Essex – a volunteer role on an instant messaging mental health support service providing one to one instant messaging chat in 40 minute sessions.

We provide support, assistance, information and signposting to students, some of whom may be in considerable distress or crisis.

Full training will be provided including safeguarding and basic online counselling skills.

Closing date: Monday 10th September 2018
Interview date: Saturday 15th September 2018

Download Chat with Charlie Volunteer role description

Download Chat with Charlie Volunteer application form

Volunteer Receptionist

Based in Colchester

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

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

Application Form for volunteering for completion electronically

Application Form for volunteering 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.