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Mental Health Concern

Volunteer with us

Volunteering with us

We are delighted to welcome volunteers of all backgrounds. The generous gift of your time, energy, and skills is something that we value and treat with respect. We will give you full training and support for your role, along with regular feedback and encouragement.

We offer a range of volunteer roles to suit all kinds of skills and interests. Some of the roles with us include:

  • Peer Supporters
  • Befrienders
  • Activities Helpers
  • Digital Inclusion Ambassadors
  • Administration Supporters
  • Drivers
  • Telephone Supporters
  • Gardening Supporters

Click here to see our current available volunteering roles.

Who can volunteer?

We are always on the look-out for enthusiastic, compassionate people to join our team of friendly and committed volunteers! We are delighted to welcome anyone aged 18 and over, whatever your background.

How much time will I need to commit?

We are grateful for whatever time you are able to spare. We will discuss how much time you can give at the informal interview. We recognise our responsibility to arrange volunteering efficiently and sensitively to make the most of the valuable gift of your time.

How do I apply?

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with us, please get in touch.

Email: volunteer@mentalhealthconcern.org
Phone: 0191 217 0377

Mental Health Concern
Buttress House
36 Brenkley Way
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE13 6DS

To become a volunteer you will be asked to complete an application form, including two references, and you will be invited to an informal interview.

As you will be carrying out activities with vulnerable adult groups, you will be asked to have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check. You will also be given more information about the specific role you are applying for, along with a volunteer agreement form.

Equal opportunities

Mental Health Concern is part of Concern Group, which is committed to equal opportunities. We believe that volunteering should be open to all, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, political beliefs, or offending backgrounds that do not create a risk to vulnerable groups including children.

The acceptance of volunteer assistance for a particular role is made on merit; eligibility is decided solely on the individual’s suitability to carry out certain tasks.

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