Mind BLMK has lots of different volunteering roles that are essential for us to help as many people as we do – everything from helping with admin at HQ, to being a mentor and supporting someone in their community. We provide training and support, pay travel and expenses and we see our volunteers as an essential part of our workforce. Without our volunteers, we would really struggle.
Want to get involved?
Take a look at the options we have. If you see something you think would work for you, fill in the form and let’s get started!
Once we receive your application, we’ll arrange an informal meeting and discuss the role. If successful, you will receive a full induction, we’ll check your references and make sure that you have all you need to start the role.
Why volunteer with Mind BLMK?
- Training, support and access to ongoing development
- Volunteering is really good for your health, helps maintain wellbeing and makes you feel good
- By working with Mind BLMK, you can gain valuable experience, skills and knowledge
- To make a real change to people’s lives.
Peer Support Group Volunteers, Bedford/Biggleswade/Dunstable
Volunteer Buddy (Hoarding), various locations
Are you looking for an opportunity to support others in challenges they face, do you have knowledge around hoarding issues and how it can affect people’s wellbeing?
If so this could be for you, we are launching our Hoarding Support Programme to start early in the new year and we are looking for Volunteers to provide one to one support to each Service User under the Hoarding Support Programme. Ideally you will have previous experience in one to one work, knowledge of hoarding and how it affects individual daily life. We feel this opportunity would particularly suit volunteer counsellors (however this is not limited to or an essential requirement), although this is not a counselling service, the listening skills, empathy and practical tools used in counselling would be beneficial in this service.
You would be supporting the service user in their CBT based peer support sessions as well as working with them in their home. You would need to be confident in working in someone’s home and have good knowledge of safeguarding and following lone working instructions.
Crisis Café Volunteer, Luton and Bedford
We are looking for volunteers to help support the Crisis Café team in the running of the service.
Drop in session Volunteer, Luton Wellbeing Centre
We are looking for a volunteer to support the Luton Wellbeing Centre team in the running of the regular drop in service. Please see the pack below for more information.
Peer Mentor Volunteers, Luton – Dunstable – Biggleswade – Bedford
We are looking for volunteers in Luton, Dunstable, Biggleswade and Bedford to provide one to one support to clients experiencing mild to moderate mental health conditions who are focused on improving their wellbeing through effective goal setting.
Central Advisory Group Member Opportunity
Trainee Volunteer School Counsellors, Shefford and Milton Keynes – Ongoing
To provide counselling to students referred through a specific referral process and assessed as suitable for therapy. To work in a brief therapy model of 6 sessions (BT training will be offered to successful applicants if required).
Volunteer Counsellor, Luton – Ongoing
To counsel clients who have been assessed with specific issues. To work in a brief therapy model of 8 sessions.
Volunteer Counsellors (with recognised qualifications) – Ongoing
To counsel clients who have been assessed with specific issues. To work in a brief therapy model of 8 sessions (BT training will be offered to successful applicants if required).