Volunteer Roles

Volunteering can be a great way to improve your C.V, meet new people or to support a cause you feel passionately about.

Take a look at the roles we are currently offering. If you would like to discover more about how you could support Mind In Taunton & West Somerset please do contact us on (01823) 334906 or email us at Mail@MindTWS.org.uk

 Fundrasing Volunteer

About the opportunity

we are seeking an enthusiastic volunteer to support community fundraising activities.

What are we looking for?

A passionate person with an interest in mental health to support and help co-ordinate a fundraising events and other activities.

You will have exceptional organizational and communication skills and empathy with those who need help with their recovery journey

More information

For a role description, application form or further information please contact us at Mail@MindTWS.org.uk  or 01823 334 906


About the opportunity

To govern the organisation by the broad policies developed by the board; – Establish overall long and short-term goals, objectives and priorities for Mind in Taunton & West Somerset in meeting the needs of the community; – Recommend policy to the board; – Promote the organisation through community networking, etc; – Be accountable to the funders for the services provided and funds expended; – Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the organisation through a regular review of programmes and services; – Provide candid and constructive criticism, advice and comments; – Approve major actions of Mind in Taunton & West Somerset, such as capital expenditure and major programme ad service changes; – Annually review the performance of the board and take steps to improve its performance;

What are we looking for?

– Knowledge and skills in one or more areas of board governance, e.g.: policy, finance, programmes or personnel. – Commitment to the work of Mind in Taunton & West Somerset; – Willingness to serve on at least one committee; – Attendance at board meetings monthly; – An approximate time commitment of five hours per month (includes board preparation, meeting and committee meeting time; – Attendance at Annual General Meeting – Be informed of the services provided by Mind in Taunton and West Somerset and publicly support them; – Prepare for and participate in the discussions and the deliberation of the board; – Be aware of and abstain from any conflict of interest.

When can you do this role?

Times and days are flexible, however, must be able to attend meetings on a monthly basis.

To apply Email: JonThackeray@MindTWS.org.uk or Geoffpateman@MindTWS.org.uk       Phone: 01823 334906

This is a Part Time opportunity.

Mindline Somerset Volunteer

About the opportunity

This opportunity is Ideal for those wanting to improve their listening skills. All training provided including mental health awareness and telephone listening. Gain personal satisfaction and a sense of achievement by experiencing the diversity of telephone support. Applications encouraged from people who have had experience of mental distress or have an understanding of what mental distress may mean for others.

What are we looking for?

Good listening skills, must be able to hold a clear conversation for up to 30 minutes at a time. Experience of mental distress is encouraged but not essential as full training will be given

When can you do this role?2 evenings a month with flexible dates to fit your timetable (2 x 8pm – 11pm – Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun) and 1 x 6.45pm -9.30pm every last Monday of the month. Also regular I to 1 support when required. Travel expenses paid up to 15 miles from Taunton including taxi

Evenings Monday to Sunday.   This is a Part Time opportunity. To apply for this role contact the Mind TWS office; Email: Mindline@Mindtws.org.uk Phone: 01823 334906