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Volunteering at Mind in Haringey

Volunteering is a valuable opportunity to find your way back into the work place or change your career entirely. We welcome committed and enthusiastic volunteers to help us deliver flexible, innovative and exciting projects and services. Plus it's a great opportunity to expand your skills and knowledge.

After being unemployed for over a year and having a year of total rejection, it was great to work with people who valued me and who wanted me to work for them.
My volunteering experience has been totally positive and has been so much more rewarding than just simply having something to put on my CV - Michael Sugrue, Volunteer Administrative Assistant      

We apologise in advance if we are not always able to respond to applications promptly.

Volunteer Administrative Assistant

We have opportunities available for volunteer administrative assistants to help support the admin team on Monday & Tuesday afternoons, and Monday to Friday mornings
Being the first point of contact for telephone callers and visitors to the Mind in Haringey office.
Responding to email enquiries and sending out information.
Keeping information packs stocked up and updated.
Creating leaflets, posters and letters as required.
Housekeeping, filing and archiving
Updating databases and website (depending on skill level)
Assisting with compliance tests (fire alarm system)
Contacting service users about upcoming appointments 
Our office hours are Monday-Friday 9am-5pm and we prefer volunteers to commit to at least 4 hours per week. Training and travel expenses are provided.
If you would like to apply for this role, please email to request an application form and return it by email to

Wellbeing Advocacy Volunteer Opportunity

A fantastic opportunity is on offer at Mind in Haringey, we are currently recruiting for Wellbeing Advocacy volunteers to join our newly launched mental health service in Haringey Are you able to commit a minimum of 4 hours a week to support mental health service user’s work towards improving their wellbeing? Have you got previous Wellbeing or Advocacy skills?

Volunteer Application.pdf

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.pdf

HWN vol Wellbeing Advocacy Recruitment 2019 Patricia Aboagye 1.pdf

Eq op statemen2.pdf

Volunteer Counsellor

All of our counsellors are volunteers. We accept applications for this role at all times, although we do not always have vacancies. We will keep applications on file for up to one year and contact applicants if a suitable vacancy becomes available during this time.

How to apply

Please download and complete the application form and Equal Opportunities form and return both by email to or by post to our registered address. If you would like to be sent printed copies please email or call 0208 340 2474.

Please ensure you read the role description and person specification in full before completing your application. 

Training requirements

To be considered for a volunteer counselling placement all applicants are required to have completed a BACP/UKCP/BCP Counselling Certificate and to be in the second year of a BACP/UKCP/BCP accredited Diploma in Counselling.

Previous Experience

We would expect volunteers to have gained at least 35 - 50 hours of formal face to face counselling experience before applying.

Application Pack

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form_1

Volunteer Counsellor JD Person Spec - August 2019.doc

Application Form - Volunteer Counsellor

Gardening Volunteer

We are looking for a volunteer to help us to run our gardening group, which meets twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The role would be from 10:30am until 1:30pm. You will be helping out with gardening tasks and also helping to supervise a small group of service users.

To apply for this role, please fill out an application form below and return it to Jennifer Jackson at 

Application Pack

Gardening Volunteer role description

Volunteer Application Form

Rehabilitation of Offenders Form

Equal Opportunities Form

Volunteer Assistant for The Haringey Suicide Prevention Group (HSPG)

The Haringey Suicide Prevention Group (HSPG) is looking for a volunteer assistant for the group's Project Officer.   
HSPG is an inter-agency group leading the strategy for suicide prevention in Haringey, hosted by Mind in Haringey (MiH).  Members of the group include statutory and non-statutory organisations, local MPs, Public Health, Metropolitan Police, Mental Health professionals, and local charities alongside local residents who have been affected by suicide. 

Primary tasks of the role 
Take the minutes at the HSPG quarterly meetings and write up for distribution to HSPG members 
Assist the project officer with both the setting up of the meeting and clearing up after the meeting 
HSPG meetings - these are generally attended by around 20/30 people, and last 2 and a half hours (2-430pm on Thursdays).  Meetings take place at MiH

Around 5 days every 3 months to reflect the time required to assist with the quarterly HSPG meetings and writing up of the meetings.  It is essential to be available on the day of the meeting itself, and to have some time available ahead of the meeting if possible, but essentially in the subsequent days to write up the minutes (write up can be completed remotely). 

Person specification 
Availability on - 12 September 2019, 28 November 2019, 13 February and 30 April 2020. Some experience of taking minutes, or experience of taking notes and writing up notes accurately. Attention to detail. 
Ideally someone local to Haringey, or surrounding areas (but not essential)
If possible an interest in one or more of the following - suicide awareness, mental health issues, public health.

Please note:  These are long meetings discussing various topics around suicide prevention and awareness, gaps in services, and areas of focus relating to the Haringey Suicide Prevention Plan. During the meeting personal experiences are sometimes shared by some members, which may feel difficult to hear.  Sensitivity to others as well as self is a priority.  

Additional information 
DBS check will be required (arranged by MiH).
MiH has a volunteers policy, including information on health and safety, travel expenses and time credits.  
Regular supervision will be provided.  
This role offers an opportunity to gain some insight into government policy and public health services with regards to mental health services and suicide prevention and awareness, alongside gaining general office experience. 

Please send in your CV and covering letter to both:
Natasha Mazzoni - HSPG Project Officer -
Bobbie Butter - MiH Administrator -


We are currently advertising for a trustee treasurer, Please contact reception for information and a copy ofthe job description.

Mind in Haringey is looking to recruit new trustees to join its Board of Trustees. Our charity has an ambitious agenda and supports people across the borough who experience mental health issues by providing a range of services including wellbeing activities, advocacy, counselling and suicide prevention work. We are looking to extend our activities into prevention and crisis management

The Board of Trustees sets the strategy for the organisation and oversees its implementation by our committed staff and volunteers. The Board is also responsible for ensuring that the charity fulfils its responsibilities for the governance of the organisation with regard to the Articles and Memorandum of Association of Mind in Haringey, charity law, company law and other relevant legislation. The Board is also accountable for the finances of the charity.

We welcome applications from anyone who is interested in helping people with mental health issues. We are particularly looking for people with the following expertise:

  • Legal experience 
  • Business development
  • Communications and marketing
  • Charity fundraising

but your energy and interest is key.

Why not come and join us in an activity which is not only worthwhile but also fun and rewarding.

To apply for this position please send your CV and a short covering statement explaining what you think you could bring to Mind in Haringey as a trustee, by email to or by post to Mind in Haringey, Station House, 73c Stapleton Hall Road, London N4 3QF.

MiH Trustee Role Description

Alternatively, you can post volunteer applications to us at the following address:

Mind in Haringey
Station House
73c Stapleton Hall Road
N4 3QF

Mind in Haringey may not always be able to reply to unsuccessful candidates.