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Volunteering at Mind in Haringey

Volunteering is a valuable opportunity to find your way back into the workplace 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.

All of our volunteers are rewarded with Time Credits for their time.

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.

Job Title: Walking Volunteer

The Haringey Wellbeing Network are looking for two walking volunteers to support us to operate our Walking for Health groups based at Mind in Haringey. You will be making a positive difference to our users’ lives by helping them to get active and healthy (or stay that way) and improve their overall wellbeing. You will be assisting a walking group leader who will lead from the front and you will help to ensure that the walks are friendly, safe and professionally run.

Days and times:

Wednesday 2:15pm-4:15pm (arrive 15 mins early)

Friday 11:00am to 12:00pm (arrive 15 mins early)

Note: We meet at various locations around Haringey. Walkers are informed in advance of locations by the walk leader.

Your tasks and responsibilities:

Commit to assisting with the walks twice a week

Keep a copy of our walking routes and familiarise yourself with them before assisting on the walks

Welcome walkers to the walks, especially new walkers.

Assist the leader with paperwork such as fitness forms, registers and wellbeing forms

Being the “back marker” whilst the leader leads from the front

Willingness to undertake health and safety training and walking for health training

Attend monthly supervision meetings

Arrive 15 minutes early to the walks

Adhere to data protection rules and respect the confidentiality of our users

Understand when confidentiality may need to be broken for safeguarding purposes and report any issues or incidents to the walk leader

Be contactable outside of walking hours to communicate with the walk leader if necessary

Person Specification:

Friendly, welcoming and empowering with good communication skills

Observant and sensitive to the needs of others

Knowledgeable about the basics of the benefits of walking and physical activity

Reliable, punctual, honest and well-organised

Confident at speaking in front of small groups

Able to take control and be assertive when needed

For queries and to apply, please contact Jaabir at walking-group@mih.org.uk

Job Title: Peer Support Coach 

Mind in Haringey is looking to recruit Peer Support coaches for this rapidly expanding service. The service aims to help people experience, with assistance from specially trained peer support coaches, a greater sense of fulfilment and wellbeing, through lifestyle choices that they have chosen and applied to their lives.

  • Do you know what it feels like to go through emotionally difficult times or  live with mental health issues? 
  • Are you driven by a strong desire to make a real difference in people’s lives?
  • Do you want to help others live an independent, fulfilling and healthy life, on their terms for as long as possible? 
  • Are you an excellent communicator and team player?

If the answers to these questions are yes, we could have the perfect personal development opportunity for you.

We are looking for people who can:

  • Act as positive role models and provide 1-2-1 time-limited and structured support for people living independently with a mental health condition.
  • Use their lived experience of managing mental health issues to provide empathy, support and inspiration to others.
  • Commit to being a peer support coach for a minimum of 6 months. 

In return we will offer you:

  • A place on an accredited Mental Health First Aid course
  • Opportunities to undertake further learning
  • Regular coaching & appraisal sessions
  • Expert supervision & peer support
  • Access to wellbeing activities and programmes delivered by the Haringey Wellbeing Network and its partners
  • Recognition of your voluntary contributions to others by receiving time credits provided by our partner, Tempo.

The training, support and supervision you will receive will provide you with the skills and experience not only to work on this project, but also could be valuable for other roles that you may be seeking in the future. You will also join a fantastic team of volunteers with a range of life experiences.

Please note: successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check. 

If you want to know more about this opportunity or want to apply, please contact either James Simpson, HWN Peer Support Project Worker at james.simpson@mih.org.uk or Pritty Rana, HWN Service Manager at pritty.rana@mih.org.uk

Closing date for applications: 18th March January 2020. 

advert HWN Peer Support Coach.pdf

HWN peer support coach role description.pdf

Vision Statement HWN Peer Support Coach Service.pdf

Volunteer Application Form HWN Peer Support Coach.pdf


Job Title: Treasurer Trustee 

Mind in Haringey (MiH) is looking to recruit a Treasurer Trustee to join its Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees agrees on the strategy for the organisation and oversees its implementation by our committed staff and volunteers. The Board is also responsible for the charity finances, and 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. 

As well as being generally qualified and suitable to be a Trustee, the Treasurer Trustee should have a financial qualification and experience in a financial management role. Experience in charity fundraising would also be very helpful although it is not essential. In addition, your commitment, energy and interest in helping those with mental health issues in Haringey, is key to this role.

Please send your CV and a short covering statement to lynette@mih.org.uk or deborah.king@mih.org.uk by 30 September, explaining why and how you can help Mind in Haringey.

MiH Trustee Role Description


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.

Presently, we are only recruiting for our evening service, Tuesday 6pm - 9pm.  No trainees, only those who are qualified or who have at least 35 - 50 clinical hours. Male applicants are currently under-represented in the service so we are welcoming male applicants especially but still welcome applications from all. Please also note that recording of sessions is not permitted.

How to apply

Please download and complete the application form and Equal Opportunities form and return both by email to counselling@mih.org.uk 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.doc

Volunteer Counsellor JD Person Spec - August 2019.doc

Application Form - Volunteer Counsellor August 2019.doc


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 10:30 am until 1:30 pm. 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 jennifer.jackson@mih.org.uk 

Application Pack

Gardening Volunteer role description

Volunteer Application Form

Rehabilitation of Offenders Form

Equal Opportunities Form


Admin & Data-entry volunteer - Counselling Service

We are looking for a volunteer to help support our counselling service. The volunteer should have excellent IT skills and have the ability to work independently with minimal supervision. 

Availability: We are looking for someone who can work up to 10 hours a week, Monday-Wednesday between 9am-3pm. 

To apply for this role, please send a cover letter and CV to Melanie Dottin at counselling@mih.org.uk