Volunteering

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

You can volunteer as a Befriender, as a Youth Befriender, by helping out in one of our well-being services, running 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
    • On-going support from the Coordinators in your area
    • Opportunities for ongoing training
By volunteering with Buckinghamshire Mind you also have the opportunity to earn Time Credits. For every hour of your time that you give you will receive one credit to spend on something you like to do; from trips to the theatre to a gym class. There is no limit to how many credits you can earn; the more you earn the more you can spend. What’s more time credits never expire and they don’t cost any money.

To find out more about the time credit scheme go to the website: www.timecredits.com

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

Volunteer Application Contact Us Volunteer Development Calendar

 

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