We have all sorts of volunteer opportunities available across Oxfordshire, take a look at our volunteer roles below for more information.
If you have a skill you want to use, but don’t see it listed, please get in touch – we want to hear from you!
Full FREE volunteer training is provided for all roles.
Benefits for Better Mental Health
Benefits for Better Mental Health ensures that people in Oxfordshire can easily access specialist help and advice on benefits. Benefits for Better Mental Health volunteers support people prior to and during benefits assessments. No specialist benefits knowledge is needed, only a listening ear and the desire to support someone at a difficult time.
You can find out more about being a volunteer with Benefits for Better Mental Health and the training provided by downloading the Benefits for Better Mental Health Volunteer Role
The Wellbeing Service provides information, peer support groups and courses to help people to improved wellbeing and better mental health. Working alongside staff, volunteers help to provide a vibrant, interesting and high quality service. Roles are varied, so let us know what interests you.
You can find out more about being a Wellbeing Service Volunteer and the training provided by downloading the Wellbeing Service role description Wellbeing Service.
What is Peer Support? Our peer support groups are a safe, welcoming space to share activities, issues or thoughts and to meet people who may have experienced similar issues. Volunteering as a Peer Supporter is an opportunity to use your own experience of mental health problems in a meaningful and positive way. Drawing on your own personal experience, you will help others by offering empathy and understanding, and by encouraging the development of mutual support within groups.
In order to apply for this role you need to have personal lived experience of mental health problems and being willing to share this with others.
You can find out more about being a Peer Support Volunteer and the training provided by downloading the role description.
Anyone who is interested in becoming a Peer Support Volunteer or would like to find out more information can get in touch with the Volunteer & Peer Support Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01865 263 752.
Walking for Wellbeing
The Walking for Wellbeing project is a brand new project looking to help people with long-term mental health conditions get active. Wellbeing Walk Leaders facilitate short walks from a variety of existing mental health locations and support participants to improve their mental and physical health.
You can find out more about the role from the Wellbeing Walk Leader Role Description.
The Oxfordshire Mind Information Service offers information about mental health and local services via a dedicated telephone line, email service and website. Volunteers support the service by answering a range of mental health related queries via the information line and email.
You can find out more about being an Information Service Volunteer and the training provided by downloading the Information Service Volunteer role description
TalkingSpace Plus is the talking therapy service for people in Oxfordshire, providing courses to help people manage mild to moderate anxiety or depression. Volunteers work alongside staff to provide practical support at the classes.
You can find out more about being a TalkingSpace Plus volunteer and the training provided by downloading the Talking Space Role Description.
Our Administration Volunteers support our busy office-based team at Oxfordshire Mind with a range of tasks such as data entry, research, statistics, and updating records.
You can find out more about being an Administrative Volunteer and the training provided by downloading the role description.