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Welcome to 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 to get involved, and we would love for you to join us.


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

Open Mental Health volunteering opportunities

Organisation role · 8–10 hrs/Week
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
Organisation role · 0–3 hrs/Week
From home
Mindline Somerset - Open Mental Health
Mindline Somerset is an Emotional Support Helpline. Well established since 2001 we are looking for more volunteers to help run our 24/7 service.Posted by Mindline Somerset
Organisation role · 2 hrs/Week
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
Organisation role · 2–3 hrs/Week
Wincanton
Gardeners - Open Mental Health
Looking for green fingered volunteers who love being outdoorsPosted by The Balsam Centre
Organisation role · 1–3 hrs/Week
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
Organisation role · 2–4 hrs/Week
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
Organisation role · 1–3 hrs/Week
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
Organisation role · 0–2 hrs/Week · 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
Organisation role · 2–3 hrs/Week
Wincanton
Youth Club Volunteers - Open Mental Health
Teenagers in need of fun volunteers! Weekly youth club restarting soon.Posted by The Balsam Centre
Organisation role
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
Organisation role · 1–3 hrs/Week
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
Organisation role · 3–6 hrs/Week
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
Organisation role · 1–3 hrs/Week
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
Organisation role · 2 hrs/Week
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
Organisation role · 2–6 hrs/Week · 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
Organisation role · 0–2 hrs/Week
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
Organisation role · 2 hrs/Week
Bridgwater
Befriender Role
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 Mind In Somerset Sedgemoor Community Support Project
Organisation role · 2 hrs/Week
Meet & Greet Peer Volunteer
You will meet and greet individuals accessing the Crisis Safe Space and assist with enrolment/paperwork, offer support with signposting and gain feedback.Posted by Second Step
Organisation role · 2 hrs/Week
Meet & Greet Volunteer
You will meet and greet individuals accessing the Crisis Safe Space and assist with enrolment/paperwork, offer support with signposting and gain feedback.Posted by Second Step
Organisation role · 2 hrs/Week
Telephone Support Volunteer
Providing telephone support to clients that have accessed the Crisis Safe Space, including emotional support and promoting wellbeing and independence.Posted by Second Step
Organisation role · 2 hrs/Week
Peer Telephone Support Volunteer
Providing telephone support to clients that have accessed the Crisis Safe Space, including emotional support and promoting wellbeing and independence. Posted by Second Step
Organisation role · 1–3 hrs/Week · Starting from 6 Apr 2022
Chard
Art Volunteer
Our warm, fun community project is looking for someone who likes connecting with others through art - based activities.Posted by Chard WATCH CIC
Organisation role · 2–4 hrs/Week
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
New
Organisation role · 3 hrs/Week
Bridgwater
Youth Matters at Mind in Somerset – Peer Support Volunteer
An ability to listen and demonstrate empathy is essential for this voluntary role. Some experience of working with children and young people in a voluntary or pPosted by Mindline Somerset
Organisation role · Flexible hours
Taunton
HR Administrator - Volunteer
Assist with HR service provision in Mind in SomersetPosted by Mindline Somerset
Organisation role · Flexible hours
Taunton
IT Technician/Engineer - Volunteer
Provide effective IT supportPosted by Mindline Somerset
Task · 2–4 hrs
Wellington
Event Marshalls for Laps of Lyngford (Taunton) 19th May 2022
Bring along your friends and family and get involved with our '70 something' challenge.

Steps or laps, walking, jogging or running- 70 is the aim!
Posted by Somerset Activity & Sports Partnership (SASP)
Organisation role · 1–2 hrs/Week
Chard
IT and Marketing Volunteer
Our warm, fun community project is looking for someone who likes connecting with others and wants to support their local community.Posted by Chard WATCH CIC