About Volunteering at YoungMinds

About Volunteering at YoungMinds

Become a volunteer and help out on our Parents’ Helpline or apply for one of our internships.

Volunteer at YoungMinds

Volunteering with us is an opportunity to get first hand experience in the charity sector as well as to develop your knowledge of young people’s mental health issues.

We are very flexible with volunteers’ hours in response to child care or other needs, and offer expenses and a full training and development programme in return for your time.

Volunteer on the Parents Helpline

Where: Our office in London Bridge

Commitment: 1 day per week for a minimum of 12 months

Our helpline provides support and advice to parents and carers worried about the emotional wellbeing or behaviour of a young person in their care with confidential expert advice.

As a volunteer you’ll be a vital part of the Parents Helpline, which continues to be a lifeline for thousands of callers, helping more than 10,000 families per year.  

We’re looking for volunteers with:

  • Good communication, interpersonal and IT skills;
  • An awareness of the emotional difficulties families can face, the impact these can have on children, and the different kinds of help available

In return for your time, you will receive 30-40 hours training with our experienced team of staff, and the opportunity to develop your telephone support skills and your understanding of children and young peoples’ mental health and wellbeing.

I absolutely did not go into this with my own children in mind, but the development of my knowledge and understanding together with the skills I have learned through the training is helping my parenting skills.
Parents Helpline Volunteer

Internships at YoungMinds

Where: Our office in London Bridge (unless specified otherwise)

Commitment: At least 2 days a week for 4 months

If you’re looking to gain experience in the charity sector, we have internships in a number of different areas of our organisation from policy and HR, to fundraising and communications.

We welcome applicants at any stage in their career, who are looking to experience working in a busy and varied charity.

We regularly recruit for interns throughout the year. To be kept up to date with our latest intern vacancies please keep checking our website.

I enjoy coming into the office with a sense of purpose, knowing that everyone here works together for a great cause.
Rim, Digital Communications Intern

We want to say a huge thank you to each and every volunteer who gives up their valuable time to support and take part in the work we do.

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