In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic we at Buckinghamshire Mind are closely following the Government’s guidelines on health and safety measures regarding social distancing. As such we have made important changes to our services to ensure the safety of our service users, volunteers and staff. To ensure the safety of all, we have removed the aspects of this (these) service (s) that involves face to face groups and/or 121 meetings. We will continue to create and develop innovative ways of delivering remote mental wellbeing support that focuses on tackling social isolation and promoting positive emotional wellbeing.

As such, we are still running this (these) service (s) remotely, including (this is not an exhaustive list):

  • daily phone/email/text support
  • online activities and support groups
  • live groups via various digital platforms
  • postal care packages- including motivational ideas, group activities and peer communication
  • practical support, such as shopping and liaising with external services

Buckinghamshire Mind works with volunteers across all our services. Our volunteers are an invaluable resource in helping us to do what we do and to be a truly community based organisation.

You can volunteer as a Befriender, to help out in one of our well-being services, to run a support group or as one of our counsellors (if you are qualified or undertaking your placement as part of your final year of your diploma). We are also interested in hearing about any ideas you might have for volunteering, as often the best ideas for projects come from passionately committed volunteers.

    • Do you enjoy spending time talking and listening to people?
    • Do you have spare time to offer?
    • Would you like to gain further skills for your CV and develop confidence?
    • Do you have a good sense of humour?

Then Buckinghamshire Mind would like to hear from you!

We ask that volunteers are committed, reliable and flexible with a non-judgmental approach. Buckinghamshire Mind provides training for its volunteers including;

    • Volunteer Induction Training
    • Ongoing support
    • Opportunities for ongoing training

Applications are welcomed from people with a wide range of lived experience and from all ages and backgrounds. All volunteers are required to undertake an enhanced DBS check and provide two satisfactory references.

If you would like to apply for a volunteering position, including working with groups or befriending, please download, complete and return the application form below.

Volunteer Application Contact Us Volunteer Development Calendar Befriending Service – Role Description Wellbeing Group – Role Description

If you are looking to apply for a voluntary counselling placement, please see the application at the bottom of this page.


Volunteering Leaflet


Volunteer Counselling Placements with Buckinghamshire Mind

If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, please click on the buttons below for more information and the application form. Please email your completed form to bev.taylor@bucksmind.org.uk

Application Form Placement Guidelines