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:

Time to Change Champion

This is an opportunity for anyone with personal lived experience of mental health to challenge the stigma and discrimination faced by people living with a mental health problem. Being a Time to Change Champion is a flexible commitment where you can work in whatever way you feel most comfortable to tackle stigma and discrimination. There will be training opportunities available from Time to Change.

If you are interested in this role and would like some more information, please contact Steph Mills on s.mills@mnessexmind.org or call 01206 764600. To apply to become a Time to Change Champion, please visit the Time to Change website here.

Download the role description

Online Mental Health Support Volunteer

This is an exciting opportunity to make a difference to local students studying at college and university. Chat with Charlie is an innovative service that offers one to one instant messaging support for issues such as isolation, study stress and relationships.

Our team of volunteers play a vital role in providing a vital service to those who need someone to listen and understand.

Working in the evenings from 5.30 – 10.30pm, volunteers will be working alongside the service coordinators providing support, guidance and signposting.

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

Applicants are subject to Enhanced DBS checks and references.

If you would like more information on this role, please call 01206 764600. To apply, please complete the form below and return to recruitment@mnessexmind.org.

Role description for Chat with Charlie Volunteer.
Chat with Charlie volunteer application form.

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 Mid and North East Essex 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.

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.
If you would like an informal chat about this role, please contact Jenny MacPherson at j.macpherson@mnessexmind.org or call 01206 764600.

Role description for Community Fundraising Volunteer

Volunteer Collection Pot Coordinator

We need volunteers across Mid and North East 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.
If you would like an informal chat about this role, please contact Jenny MacPherson at j.macpherson@mnessexmind.org or call 01206 764600.

Role description for Volunteer Collection Pot Coordinator

If you are interested in applying for any of the above roles please complete the application form below:

Volunteer application form

Please send your completed application form for any of our volunteer roles to us at recruitment@mnessexmind.org or Mid and North East Essex Mind, The Constantine Centre, 272a Mersea Road, Colchester CO2 8QZ.