Richmond Borough Mind


RB Mind greatly values the contribution which our volunteers make to all areas of our work.  Please check out the Volunteering page of our website to see what's involved in being a RB Mind volunteer.

All our volunteers receive one-to-one support and can reclaim their travel and lunch expenses as part of our volunteering practices. 

Current Volunteer Roles

Youth Wellbeing Volunteers

We’re recruiting for new Youth Wellbeing Volunteers to join our exciting, award-winning youth wellbeing projects.

RB Mind’s youth services provide innovative workshops to young people aged 8-14 and 14-25, designed to increase understanding of emotional wellbeing and build resilience through practical tools such as Mindfulness and the 5 Ways to Wellbeing. 

We’re seeking new recruits to join our wonderful team of workshop facilitators. We offer full training in presentation skills and knowledge of wellbeing and resilience in young people, along with ongoing coaching and support.

If you are aged 18-30*, and have personal experience of mental health difficulties which you’d like to use to positively impact the wellbeing of young people across Richmond Borough, we’d LOVE to hear from you!

Please click on the job description and person specification below, and get in touch to discuss this fantastic opportunity.

Youth Wellbeing Volunteer job description and person specification

Contact: Aaron Guiver, Interim Youth Wellbeing Coordinator by email: Aaron.guiver@rbmind.org or call 07889 705695. 

*As a peer-led project, there is ideally limited detachment in age between volunteers and session participants. However, please do get in touch as we’re very happy to discuss flexibility.


Treasurer

Every year Richmond Borough Mind supports a growing number of residents with a range of mental health needs, reaching around 6000 people in 2016/17. Services include Psychotherapy and Counselling, the Richmond Wellbeing Service, our Wellbeing Centre, our Carers in Mind project, Mindkit for young people in schools and colleges, Money Advice and various Peer led art and therapeutic groups.

Through our various services, staff and many volunteers we provide high quality, individually tailored services so people can live full lives and be connected to other people in their communities. We work with others – from small local community groups to the Mental Health Trusts – to minimise the impact of mental health problems and in partnership we aim to improve people’s experience of mental health services. In collaboration with local and national organisations, we raise awareness locally of the importance of mental health and recovery and tackle the discrimination faced by people who experience mental health problems.  

Our turnover is around 900,000 and we have 34 employees and over 140 volunteers. Funding comes from a range of statutory bodies, trusts and foundations and community fundraising. We have a dedicated fundraiser and the senior team are actively involved in business development.

We are now looking to recruit a new trustee to join our Board as Treasurer to support the Board, with the oversight of the charity’s finance. You would be part of a dynamic board with a diverse range of skills and experience. We are ideally looking for a qualified finance professional, with experience of the not for profit sector (this can be learned), and with an interest in mental health.

As a trustee and director your strategic financial skills will help this dynamic social care charity sustain growth and excellence. You will work closely with the Finance Manager and Chief Executive, and attend approximately 12 Finance Committee and Full Board meetings each year. You would also need to spend a little less than one day bi-monthly, once you have mastered the brief, comparing actual performance to budget. In addition you would spend 1 or 2 days prior to the financial year end working with the Finance Manager and Chief Executive ensuring appropriate information is passed to the auditors for the end-of year accounts.

The job description and person specification is here

The application form is available here

The equalities form is available here

Please send completed applications to recruitment@rbmind.org 

For an informal discussion, please call Val Farmer, Chief Executive, on 07889 705 696.

Counselling and Psychotherapy Volunteers

If you are currently training in Counselling, Psychotherapy or Clinical Psychology and are looking for a clinical placement as a Volunteer Counsellor or Psychotherapist, please see our Counselling and Psychotherapy webpage for details of how to apply.  

Fundraising / Events Volunteer

RB Mind runs and takes part in a number of fundraising activities that aim to raise money for, and awareness of, the charity.  These events can be very varied and can include collections and bag packs at supermarkets, stalls at summer fairs, fundraising evenings such as quiz nights, and family all-day events like dog shows.  

We are looking for people who are comfortable in a people facing role and who are perhaps interested in a less regular volunteering role. Your role could range from collecting donations, to running a stall, to serving refreshments, to helping to set up and pack away, but you will be expected to speak to members of the public and assist them and answer any questions they may have about the event or RB Mind.  

Please click on the link below to see a full description of the Fundraising / Events Volunteer.

Fundraising / Events Volunteer

If you would like to find out more or to apply for the role please contact RB Mind’s Volunteer Co-ordinator at volunteering@rbmind.org


Other Volunteer Roles

A range of other volunteer roles come up from time to time at Richmond Borough Mind. Below is a list of examples of these roles:

  • Carers Activities Volunteer
  • Evening Counselling Receptionist Volunteer
  • Communications Assistant Volunteer
  • Women's Group Complementary Therapist Volunteer
  • Art Group Support Volunteer
  • Baking Group Support Volunteer
  • Peer Network Admin Volunteer
  • HR Admin Volunteer

If you would like to find out more about volunteering with RB Mind including whether a particular role is currently available and how to apply please contact RB Mind’s Volunteer Co-ordinator at volunteering@rbmind.org

Please see below for additional vacancies RB Mind is advertising on the Volunteer Connect website:



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