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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

2–4 hrs/wk
From home
Views Data Editor - Open Mental Health
The role requires a volunteer to read through reports generated by Mindline call-handlers.Posted 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
8–10 hrs/wk
Taunton
Citizens Advice Advisor - Open Mental Health
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
1–2 hrs/wk · Starting from 27 Apr 2021
From home
Peer Mentor Volunteer - Across Somerset - Open Mental Health
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 - Open Mental Health
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 - Open Mental Health
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 - Open Mental Health
Love painting and drawing? Want to share your skills? Would you teach a small group of enthusiastic adults?Posted by The Balsam Centre
1–3 hrs/wk
Wincanton
Conkers Nursery - one-to-one volunteers - Open Mental Health
Help needed for children with mild learning difficultiesPosted by The Balsam Centre
2–3 hrs/wk
Wincanton
Gardeners - Open Mental Health
Looking for green fingered volunteers who love being outdoorsPosted by The Balsam Centre
1–3 hrs/wk
Wincanton
Walk Leader / Co-leader - Open Mental Health
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 - Open Mental Health
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 - Open Mental Health
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
Directors - Open Mental Health
We are seeking Directors to join our Board. 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 - Open Mental Health
Teenagers in need of fun volunteers! Weekly youth club restarting soon.Posted by The Balsam Centre
Anytime
From home
Friendly Phone Calls Volunteer - Open Mental Health
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
1–3 hrs/wk
From home
Peer Contact Support - Open Mental Health
Are you someone who likes connecting with others through one to one contact? We’ll be asking you to phone a few people who may need some reassurance.Posted by Chard WATCH CIC
3–6 hrs/wk
Chard
Kitchen Assistant - Open Mental Health
Would you welcome the opportunity to use your cooking skills and support a community group in Chard?Posted by Chard WATCH CIC
1–2 hrs/wk · Starting from 27 Apr 2021
Wincanton
Peer Mentor - Wincanton & surrounding areas - Open Mental Health
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
Burnham-on-Sea
Peer Mentor - Burnham-on-Sea & surrounding areas - Open Mental Health
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
1–3 hrs/wk
Flexible location
Friends of Watch - Open Mental Health
Friends of Watch volunteers will help to provide additional funding through social events for Chard Watch and contribute to our financial sustainability.Posted by Chard WATCH CIC
2 hrs/wk
Bridgwater
Peer Supporter Role - Open Mental Health
As a Peer Supporter, you will be working with individuals with emotional or mental health problems who require support from someone who understandsPosted by Mind In Somerset Sedgemoor Community Support Project
1–2 hrs/wk · Starting from 27 Apr 2021
Bridgwater
Peer Mentor - Bridgwater & surrounding areas - Open Mental Health
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
2–6 hrs/wk · Starting from 20 May 2021
Chard
Thursday Project Volunteer - Open Mental Health
Our Thursday Project Volunteers will be instrumental in ensuring the smooth running of our Thursday Project at Chard Rugby Club.Posted by Chard WATCH CIC
0–2 hrs/wk
Wincanton
Wincanton Carers Support Group Volunteers
Help provide social and emotional support in a friendly and informal way to unpaid carers in Wincanton.Posted by Spark Somerset
New
New
4 hrs/wk
Bridgwater
Meet & Greet Peer Volunteer (Crisis Safe Space)
We are looking for Meet & Greet Peer Volunteers to support our team at the Crisis Safe Space in Bridgwater.Posted by Second Step
New
4 hrs/wk
Bridgwater
Peer Telephone Support Volunteer (Crisis Safe Space)
We are looking for Peer Telephone Support Volunteers to support our team at the Crisis Safe Space in Bridgwater. Posted by Second Step
New
1 hrs/wk
Flexible location
Active Befriending Volunteer
This role involves joining a local older person for a walk and chat once a week, for 8 weeks initially, to reduce their loneliness and rebuild their confidence.Posted by Age UK Somerset