We believe that everyone has value and has something to offer.
Volunteering at Bath Mind can be a really rewarding and worthwhile experience and it can bring many benefits as well – whether that’s learning new skills or rediscovering old skills and passing on skills, building confidence, meeting new people or being valued.
Our volunteers help us at ad hoc events, cheer people on at the marathon, support our session leaders on our courses and activities, and assist at stands, support mental health awareness week and other activities and on specific projects as and where required.
We do not have a volunteer coordinator at Bath Mind, so please be patient with us.
We provide appropriate training, celebrations and regular supervision and appraisals.
The Volunteer Pass is a platform to record all your volunteering experience. Sign up here and start recording any of the training you do with us and other charities across B&NES.
We often need friendly faces to join us at events such as our numerous awareness raising days, bucket collections in the city centre, on an ad-hoc basis. Please contact [email protected] for more information.
To apply for a volunteering role
Please look at the volunteer job vacancies below under current volunteer opportunities and download and complete the application form below. We will then be in touch to arrange a short, informal interview so we can tell you more about the role.
Please note that most roles require a DBS check to be completed before you can start volunteering. This will be discussed when we meet with you.
We look forward to welcoming you to our team of wonderful volunteers!
We currently have no positions available, but please do keep checking back with us.
I first came into contact with Bath Mind in 2011 when I was struggling with anxiety and low mood. I also had insomnia and my confidence was rock bottom. I was embarking on CBT and various other things to try and help my wellbeing, but I was feeling pretty useless. I was too scared to apply for a job as I feared that I would just crumble yet, at the same time, I was very capable and wanted to feel useful.
I decided to approach Bath Mind as I felt they would be empathic to my situation. I thought that I would just give them a call to see if they had any volunteering opportunities. I spoke to a lovely lady there who met me for coffee to see what I was looking for. At that time they had space in their office for a volunteer admin and general helper. I said that I only wanted to do one morning a week, and this was arranged.
I went in every Wednesday morning form 10am-12pm doing filing, shopping and whatever jobs needed doing. Gradually, over time, I started to feel part of the team and that I was useful and competent. I felt my self-esteem begin to improve. After a year a job came up in the housing department of Bath Mind as a housing support officer for 10 hours a week. This still felt huge to me but I felt more able to push myself a little bit more and I went for the job. I was successful. I worked here for a few months until the service was decommissioned. Then I went to work in their residential home for people with severe mental health needs and continued to do this for about a year.
My colleagues at Bath Mind found out about a job coming up related to mental wellbeing – a new project starting in the Bath area and once again I felt scared to apply but my confidence had grown a little and I felt able to apply. Again, I was successful. I have now been at this job for 4 years where I work part time.
I don’t think that I would be in this position had I not volunteered at Bath Mind. I found it to be a safe, nurturing environment that enabled me to grow and strengthen and give me a stronger base from which to move forward in my life.
I would recommend volunteering to anyone who is having difficulties with their mental health as I believe having meaning and purpose in our lives is fundamental to our wellbeing. I would like to thank Bath Mind for all that they did for me and they will always have a special place in my heart.
S. from Bath- a mum of 2