Get Involved

Volunteer Your Time and Expertise

Do you share our passion for making a difference in the community? Do you actively listen when people need to talk? Could you resolve problems to help restore peace of mind? Could you patiently reassure someone who is struggling with their mental health?

 

Speak up and we will help you get involved in volunteering opportunities near you.

 

By becoming a Shaw Mind Foundation volunteer you will be supporting people in your community when they need it most.

 

Amy, who has volunteered at the Breathe Café since it opened, said: “There is nothing else like Breathe available out there for people who feel they need some support.

 

“It’s a big step for them to come through the door to talk to us, but it’s a real privilege when you start to build that trust – it feels really good.

 

“People come to Breathe because it’s established a good reputation in the town and I keep coming back because I feel that I’m part of something special.”

When you give someone your time, you are giving them a portion of your life that you'll never get back. Your time is your life. That is why the greatest gift you can give someone is your time

Rick Warren

Author, The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for?

Got a specialist skill that we could make use of?

We also work with businesses to help them provide volunteering opportunities through their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities.

 

Whatever your particular skill set, we will help you make a difference, with whatever amount of time you’re able to give.

 

If you choose to volunteer with us, you will not only be adding to the lives of those you are supporting but also to your own. You can make a positive difference to those experiencing mental ill health and gain new skills and friends along the way.

 

Volunteering is also a great way to gain work experience and we are able to provide you with a reference for future job prospects based on your time with us.

 

Shaw Mind relies on volunteers to be able to offer our local services, and therefore even a commitment of one hour a week can make a big difference.

Volunteer location

We are currently recruiting more volunteers in Newark, Nottinghamshire so that we can continue to run our successful weekly Breathe Café, Pop up and Manumental sessions.

 

We are also looking for volunteers across the country who will help us establish and run Breathe in their cities, towns and villages.

 

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or helping us to set up new Breathe sessions in your neck of the woods, please get in touch. Simply email us at enquiries@shawmindfoundation.org