Volunteer with us

North East Lincolnshire Mind prides itself on the quality of the services it provides to the community and believes that this is rooted in the quality and skill of its staff and volunteers.

At North East Lincolnshire Mind we have many volunteers supporting with every aspect of the work we do. From office admin volunteers, events and fundraising volunteers, through to our trustees and front line volunteers. Our front line workers lead and support our group services, support those who have lost from suicide, and support our local homeless community.

As an organisation, the support we offer is constantly growing and adapting, therefore so does our need for volunteers. Below you will see what current opportunities we’re advertising for, keep checking back if what you’re looking for isn’t currently there as it could be soon

If you are interested in the below volunteering opportunities, please email volunteering@heymind.org.uk telling us a little about yourself and what you can offer to the people who use these services. Please note that all posts advertised below are subject to a DBS disclosure at the appropriate level.

VOLUNTEER – SafeSpace - Virtual Support

North East Lincs Mind are look for new volunteers for our SafeSpace project. The SafeSpace is somewhere people can go virtually on an evening between 6pm and 11pm if they are feeling vulnerable, approaching crisis or feeling suicidal.

The volunteer, with guidance from our Workers, will support the service users over zoom and ensure clients feel supported and participate in the programmed activities.

What does it involve?

  • Welcoming people; giving them one to-one time or encouraging group interaction,
  • Supervising and supporting the session, reporting any issues to the Worker,
  • Maintaining confidentiality and appropriate boundaries
  • To participate in training
  • To participate in monthly supervision sessions

What skills and experience do I need?

  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to motivate self and a group
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Ability to be flexible, resilient and reliable
  • Ability to remain calm in highly emotional situations

What will I gain from volunteering in this role?

  • Direct experience working with individuals over the age of 18 with mental health and additional needs
  • Opportunity to make a positive impact on the individuals accessing the organisation
  • A better understanding of mental health and how this can effect individuals in society
  • Organisational & communication skills
  • The opportunity to be part of a team and meet new people
  • Full training and on-going supervision and support from team

VOLUNTEER – Homelessness Drop In Support

North East Lincs Mind are looking for volunteers to support with their daily Drop In’s open to Grimsby’s homeless community. The Drop In’s currently happen between 10am and 12pm, and 2pm and 4pm Monday to Friday.

The volunteer, with guidance from our Workers, will support the drop in’s that happen daily, ensure service users feel supported and participate in the programmed activities and help with practical tasks such as making food and drinks for those that attend.

What does it involve?

  • Preparing the venue at the beginning of the session; setting out equipment, arranging drinks
  • Making food for service users who would like some
  • Welcoming people and sitting down with them; giving them one to-one time or encouraging group interaction,
  • Maintaining confidentiality and appropriate boundaries
  • Support with packing away and tidying up after at the end of the drop in
  • To participate in training
  • To participate in monthly supervision sessions

What skills and experience do I need?

  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to motivate self and a group
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Ability to be flexible, resilient and reliable
  • Ability to remain calm in highly emotional situations

What will I gain from volunteering in this role?

  • Direct experience working with individuals over the age of 18 with mental health and additional needs
  • Opportunity to make a positive impact on the individuals accessing the organisation
  • A better understanding of mental health and how this can effect individuals in society
  • Organisational & communication skills
  • The opportunity to be part of a team and meet new people
  • Full training and on-going supervision and support from team