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Volunteer with us

Volunteering at The Shaw Mind Foundation is not only rewarding but can give you the skills and experience you may need to enable you to be better equipped for a paid role in your chosen sector.

Why volunteer for us?

Hope-Virgo-Henrietta-Barnett-SchoolAll sorts of people volunteer for a variety of different reasons – from those currently out of work, students, those who are retired through to employed people who may only have the odd hour to volunteer.

One thing that unites all these people is that they find volunteering challenging, rewarding and varied.

If you choose to volunteer with The Shaw Mind Foundation, you will not only be adding a great deal to your life but also to the lives of those for whom you are supporting – the sufferers of mental health and their loved ones.

If you are passionate about mental health or perhaps have lived experience of mental illness yourself, we would love to give you the opportunity to become involved in our charity.

You will meet new and like-minded people and will equip you with new skills and experience which may lead on to new career opportunities.

The Shaw Mind Foundation benefits massively from the input of our volunteers. Even a small commitment of just one hour a week can have a lasting effect on our charity and the people and communities we represent.

Benefits of volunteering with us

  • Make a positive difference
  • Gain new skills
  • Make new friends
  • Have fun
  • Keep busy
  • Use existing skills
  • Gain work experience
  • Give something back
  • Sample a career
  • Do something different from paid job

Types of volunteering opportunities at The Shaw Mind Foundation

We offer a range of volunteering positions ranging from local fundraising, speaking at events, helping to moderate our online forum, assisting with our marketing and social media to writing guest blogs, PR and assisting in our publishing division.

Where you can volunteer

UKandUS heartWe have volunteering positions available in our offices in the UK (Newark, Nottinghamshire) and in our new offices to be opened in the USA (Tampa, Florida) in late 2017.

We also offer some volunteering positions that aren’t restricted by location and offer flexibility so that you can volunteer for The Shaw Mind Foundation, from home.



Want to know more?

Please see our current volunteer opportunities here.


If you have any queries on our volunteering opportunities, please email with the subject ‘Volunteering’.



Any size donation, no matter how small, will make a difference to those children, adults and families going through the distress caused by mental health issues.

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