Volunteer with us

There is nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer….be part of our team.


Why volunteer for us?

Hope-Virgo-Henrietta-Barnett-SchoolAll sorts of people volunteer for a variety of different reasons – from those currently out of work, students, those who are retired through to employed people who may only have the odd hour to volunteer.

One thing that unites all these people is that they find volunteering challenging, rewarding and varied.

If you choose to volunteer with The Shaw Mind Foundation, you will not only be adding a great deal to your life but also to the lives of those for whom you are supporting – the sufferers of mental health and their loved ones.

If you are passionate about mental health or perhaps have lived experience of mental illness yourself, we would love to give you the opportunity to become involved in our charity.

You will meet new and like-minded people and will equip you with new skills and experience which may lead on to new career opportunities.

The Shaw Mind Foundation benefits massively from the input of our volunteers. Even a small commitment of just one hour a week can have a lasting effect on our charity and the people and communities we represent.

Benefits of volunteering with us and types of opportunities

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You can make a positive difference to those suffering with mental ill health and gain new skills and friends along the way.

You will have lots of fun and keep busy.

Volunteering is a great way to gain work experience and sample a career. We will provide you with a profile and reference about the projects you have been involved with at The Shaw Mind Foundation, to aid you in securing future employment.

You will be entered into our quarterly free volunteer prize draw competition for a chance to win high street vouchers.

We offer a range of volunteering positions, including local fundraising, speaking at events, helping to moderate our online forum, assisting with our marketing and social media to writing guest blogs, PR and assisting in our publishing division.

Where you can volunteer

We have volunteering positions available in our offices in the UK (Newark, Nottinghamshire) and in our new offices to be opened in the USA (Tampa, Florida) in late 2017.

We also offer some volunteering positions that aren’t restricted by location and offer flexibility so that you can volunteer for The Shaw Mind Foundation, from home.

Our current volunteer opportunities

Charity Job LogoPlease view and apply for our current volunteer opportunities here.



If you have any queries on our volunteering opportunities, please email enquiries@www.shawmindfoundation.org with the subject ‘Volunteering’.