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Volunteering is a great way to make use of your skills, give back to your community and gain valuable experience whilst meeting new people and having fun.

Many of our Volunteers have a passion for mental health and make a huge contribution to our charity.  From our team of Trustees to volunteers working with our services, cooking in our Wellbeing Centre, running peer groups, making videos for our social media, running stalls at community events and supporting our finance and HR functions – there is huge variety and potential. 

Our current roles are advertised below, if you don’t see something that’s right for you or if you have a particular skill to offer please email [email protected]

All of our volunteers have the opportunity to develop their skills, receive 1-to-1 support and claim expenses.  Once you have sent us a completed application form you’ll meet with our Volunteer Co-ordinator or team member you will be working with.  If it’s decided to proceed, the next step is two character references and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.  You’ll then receive an induction and start your volunteering.

Current Vacancies

Peer Group Network Volunteer

The Peer Group Network is made up of groups run by and for people who experience mental health issues, our groups are supported by volunteers who have experience in their field. We offer a safe and non-judgemental space where members can make friends, have fun and learn new skills.

As a remote and face-to-face Peer Group Network Volunteer you will be co-facilitating a Peer Group such as an Art, Yoga or Talking group.

Hours: Minimum of 2-3 hours but can vary depending on the number of members and online groups being supported, 3 months minimum commitment

Based at: In person and remotely

Duties can include:

  • To plan, facilitate and deliver online and face-to-face groups such as talking groups.
  • To use own experiences and interests whilst facilitating groups.
  • To support administration function i.e. membership forms, registers and evaluation feedback.
  • To offer informal support such as listening and sign-posting

You can download the role description here.

To apply please download and complete the Peer Volunteer Application Form along with the Equalities Monitoring Form

Completed application forms should be sent to [email protected]

Psychotherapy and Counselling Administrator Volunteers

This is a great opportunity for anyone who is looking to develop their experience within administration or gain knowledge around how a counselling service is operated. You will gain hands on experience of administrative functions within a long established service which has around 30 volunteer counsellors and supports over 80 active clients across our regular and low-cost therapy options. Richmond Borough Mind provides a wide range of professional short and longer term therapies to people across the borough and beyond.


Wednesdays   11.00am to 2.00pm or 2.00pm to 5.00pm

Thursdays       12.00pm to 3.00pm or 3.00pm to 6.00pm

A minimum of one regular shift per week is required.

Duration:  a minimum commitment of 6 months is preferable.

Based at:  Richmond Borough Mind, 1st Floor, UK House, 82 Heath Road, Twickenham, TW1 4BW

Duties can include:                           

  • Assisting with administrative processes and reception functions including checking voicemail messages, dealing with enquiries, referrals, clients’ appointments, and updating client records
  • Supporting the recruitment and induction process of new therapists
  • Handling room bookings and liaising with external venues
  • Data collection and entry 
  • Promoting and publicising the service.

For more information, please call 020 3475 9705 on Wednesdays and Thursdays between 12.00pm and 5.00pm, or email [email protected]. To apply, please download and complete the Volunteer Application Form along with the Equality Monitoring Form.

Completed application forms should be sent to [email protected].

Operations Volunteers

We are looking for Operations Volunteers to assist with project planning; human resources – reviewing and updating policies and procedures; data collection and presentation; outcome measurement and evaluation; quality assurance and administrative processes.

Hours:  Flexible – 7.5 to 15 hours during office hours

Based at:  Home-based or Richmond Borough Mind, 1st Floor, UK House, 82 Heath Road, Twickenham, TW1 4BW

Skills / attributes and abilities required:

  • Non-judgmental attitude towards people with lived experience of mental ill health
  • Professional, with good customer service skills and attention to detail
  • Good administrative and IT skills, confidence with MS Office, Outlook, Internet and online databases
  • Sound understanding of confidentiality and data protection, respecting the sensitive nature of material received and dealt with by RB Mind

You can download the role description here.

To apply please download and complete the Volunteer Application Form along with the Equalities Form Mind.

Completed application forms should be sent to [email protected]

Volunteer Therapists

We have paused recruitment of our Volunteer Therapists until June 2024. Please revisit this page in June to see our new recruitment process.

Events and Fundraising Volunteer

Richmond Borough Mind organises a number of events and fundraising activities each year and we’d like to do more. Being seen in the community helps us break down mental health stigma and connect with people who may need our support.

As an independent charity, rather than a branch of Mind as many people think, we are responsible for raising the funds we need to sustain our services and to expand the type of support we can offer in Richmond.

We are looking for people to join our Events and Fundraising team; you’ll be able to choose what activities or events you are interested in and can choose to do a little or a lot. This is a flexible role that can work around other commitments.

Hours: Flexible

Based at: At our offices or remotely


· Contributing ideas and helping us to shape our fundraising plans

· Being part of the team on event days

· Helping us with our marketing and promotion for events and fundraising

· Assisting with research and administration tasking

You can find out more by downloading the role description here.

To apply please download and complete the Volunteer Application Form along with the Equalities Form Mind.

Completed application forms should be sent to [email protected]

Please contact our volunteering team with any questions: [email protected]