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Open Mental Health volunteering

Welcome to the Open Mental Health Volunteering page

Volunteering is a great way to improve our mental health & wellbeing. Through volunteering we connect with our local communities, meet new people, learn new skills, and put our life experience & knowledge to good use - and we enjoy ourselves!

Volunteers are an integral part of Open Mental Health, there are so many opportunities across Somerset, and we welcome new people. 

You can find the current Open Mental Health volunteering roles listed on this page. Simply click on the one that interests you and follow the steps.


Not sure how to begin?

We know that getting started, finding your way around websites, filling in forms, making phone calls, can be quite a challenge - you could get some support with this from one of our Open Mental Health Volunteering Buddies. Just email our Open Mental Health Volunteering Coordinator [email protected] and ask for help to find the right volunteering role for you.

 

Open Mental Health volunteering opportunities

New
8–10 hrs/wk
Taunton
Citizens Advice Advisor
Your role will be answering incoming calls on the Somerset Adviceline, delivering in-person, virtual and digital help and advice and referring to other servicesPosted by Citizens Advice Taunton
New
1–35 hrs/wk
Bridgwater
Peer Supporter Volunteer
Working with individuals who require support from someone who understands. This connection may be made over the phone, by remote meeting or face-to-face.Posted by Mindline Somerset
New
Anytime
Taunton
PR Officer
Help publicise the work of Citizens Advice Taunton via communications, digital & social media, press releases, radio and TV, & to maximise our online presence.Posted by Citizens Advice Taunton
New
1–35 hrs/wk
Bridgwater
Befriender Volunteer - Sedgemoor Community Support Project
As a Befriender, you will be working with individuals who are experiencing emotional and mental health problems and require support from someone who understandsPosted by Mindline Somerset
2–4 hrs/wk
Flexible location
Open Mental Health - Somerset wide volunteering buddy
We are looking for volunteer buddies, people who can support and encourage others to get involved with volunteering. Can you see yourself in this role? Posted by Open Mental Health - Volunteering Buddy
1–2 hrs/wk · Starting from 27 Apr 2021
Wellington
Peer Mentor Volunteer - Wellington & surrounding areas
Peer Mentors use their lived experience of mental health challenges as basis to support others. Contacting them on regular basis for agreed period of time.Posted by Peer Connections, Rethink Mental Illness
1–2 hrs/wk · Starting from 27 Apr 2021
From home
Peer Mentor Volunteer - Across Somerset
Peer Mentors use their lived experience of mental health challenges as basis to support others. Contacting them on regular basis for agreed period of time.Posted by Peer Connections, Rethink Mental Illness
1–2 hrs/wk · Starting from 27 Apr 2021
Chard
Peer Mentor Volunteer - Chard & surrounding areas
Peer Mentors use their lived experience of mental health challenges as basis to support others. Contacting them on regular basis for agreed period of time.Posted by Peer Connections, Rethink Mental Illness
1–2 hrs/wk · Starting from 27 Apr 2021
Somerton
Peer Mentor Volunteer - Somerton & surrounding areas
Peer Mentors use their lived experience of mental health challenges as basis to support others. Contacting them on regular basis for agreed period of time.Posted by Peer Connections, Rethink Mental Illness
1–2 hrs/wk · 27 Apr 2021 – 30 Nov 2021
Yeovil
Peer Mentor - Yeovil, South Somerset & surrounding areas
Peer Mentors use their lived experience of mental health challenges as basis to support others. Contacting them on regular basis for agreed period of time.Posted by Peer Connections, Rethink Mental Illness
Anytime
From home
Mindline Somerset
Mindline Covid-19 Somerset is an Emotional Support Helpline. Well established since 2002 we are looking for more volunteers to help during the Covid19 pandemic Posted by Mindline Somerset
2 hrs/wk
Wincanton
Art teacher
Love painting and drawing? Want to share your skills? Would you teach a small group of enthusiastic adults?Posted by The Balsam Centre
1 hrs/wk
Wincanton
Conkers Nursery - one-to-one volunteers
Help needed for children with mild learning difficultiesPosted by The Balsam Centre
2–3 hrs/wk
Wincanton
Gardeners
Looking for green fingered volunteers who love being outdoorsPosted by The Balsam Centre
1–3 hrs/wk
Wincanton
Walk Leader / Co-leader
Need to get out more? Want to walk with other people? Become a Walk Leader! Posted by The Balsam Centre
2–4 hrs/wk
Chard
Peer Support Volunteer
Our Peer Support Volunteers will be instrumental in engaging with our members at our Thursday Project at Chard Rugby Club.Posted by Chard WATCH CIC
1–3 hrs/wk
Flexible location
Activities Coordinator
Our warm, fun community project is looking for someone who likes connecting with others through activities and wants to support their local community. Posted by Chard WATCH CIC
0–2 hrs/wk · Starting from 6 Jan 2021
Chard
Trustees
We are seeking Trustees to join our Board of Directors. This is an excellent opportunity to join our team at an exciting time.Posted by Chard WATCH CIC
2–3 hrs/wk
Wincanton
Youth Club Volunteers
Teenagers in need of fun volunteers! Weekly youth club restarting soon.Posted by The Balsam Centre
Anytime
From home
Friendly Phone Calls Volunteer
Friendly Phone Call volunteers help to support and improve the wellbeing of an isolated older person by calling them once a weekPosted by Age UK Somerset