Volunteering

We provide a wide range of housing, community and day services to over 200 people a week and rely on a band of dedicated volunteers to support the work we do.

If you have 'lived experience' of mental health problems, specialist skills, a counselling diploma or nursing background, or are a retired health and social care professional, we'd love to hear from you.

Opportunities

We are always looking for volunteers. Here are a few ways in which you might be able to help:

  • Governance
  • Fundraising
  • Gardening
  • Reception duties/administration
  • Cooking and kitchen support
  • Developing group work skills
  • Supporting projects
  • Counselling
  • Support work
  • Driving or delivery duties

Benefits

As well as getting a good feeling from helping others, volunteering can also benefit you in other ways:

  • Use your existing talents
  • Improve your job prospects
  • Access training and direct learning
  • Enhance your self-esteem
  • Have an active retirement
  • Learn new skills
  • Work within a team
  • Make new friends
  • Give something back
  • Change your career direction

Current Positions

If you are interested in volunteering with Darlington Mind, please tell us which position you are interested in and briefly list relevant skills, work experience and qualifications.

Charity Trustee

We are looking for a Charity Trustee to take responsibility for directing the affairs of the organisation.

Driver Support Worker

We are looking for a volunteer to drive the company’s minibus and support our clients.

Project Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to offer individuals with mental health issues support in achieving goals towards personal recovery. The following projects need volunteers:

  • Dementia Day Care
  • Computer Project
  • Horticulture
  • Mini-bus Driver

"Volunteering within Darlington Mind has greatly improved my confidence and physical wellbeing. This has also helped to keep me active and more interested in hobbies/activities. The atmosphere within the organisation is supportive and relaxed, I have also been provided with training opportunities enabling me to learn new skills along the way too. Thank you to Darlington Mind and it’s staff team for giving me this opportunity and making me feel so welcome!"

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