Volunteer for us

You can volunteer to work on our MindLine telephone helpline, or on our MindLine Trans+, or as an advocate helping people get their views heard, or in our office dealing with enquiries. We could not provide our services without the continued commitment of volunteers.

MindLine telephone helpline

Volunteers get full training and then work on a rota basis answering calls Wednesday to Sunday, 8pm to midnight.

How to volunteer

Read the volunteering with MindLine page

MindLine Trans+ telephone helpline

Volunteers get full training and then work on a rota basis answering calls on Mondays, 8pm to midnight.

How to volunteer

Read the volunteering with MindLine Trans+ page

Reach @ MindLine / Mothers for Mothers
peri-natal support helpline

Volunteers get full training and then work on a rota basis answering calls on Saturdays and Sundays, 8pm to midnight.

How to volunteer

Read the volunteering with Reach @ MindLine / Mothers for Mothers page

Advocacy – speaking up for people

Advocates help people speak up for what they want and need, complain about services and have their views heard. It is a much required service to individuals in the community.

Advocates need to be confident enough to work with a wide range of people.

How to volunteer

Read the volunteering for Outreach Advocacy page

Information and Office Volunteers

Information and Office volunteers provide invaluable support dealing with telephone enquiries, responding to requests for information and listening and supporting callers. Volunteers work at least one 3 1/2 hour shift a week, between 9:30am-1pm  or 1pm -4.30pm and undertake a 4 day course of training prior to commencement of work.

How to volunteer

Read the volunteer Information and Office support role page

Meeting Minds Volunteer Counsellor

Bristol Mind’s counselling service, Meeting Minds welcomes the opportunity for you to bring your experience and modality as a counsellor into practice with us as a volunteer. Our ethos is to work with a wide range of people in the local community, who come with diverse personal challenges, and provide affordable counselling.

We recruit an eclectic team of Counsellors, whose approaches and training range from Integrative Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis (TA), Solution Focused. Currently we also have a Gestalt Trainee Psychotherapist. We also have therapists providing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Placements for Trainee Counsellors.

We offer a limited number of trainee therapists placements, again from different therapeutic approaches and training venues.

Placements are for 1 year

Students must be in their 2nd year of training and undertaken a minimum of 50 hours counselling with clients in another setting/placement.

(Regretfully triads and skills practice on courses does not count towards the 50 hours)

Practical’s 

Monthly supervision is obligatory and provided by Meeting Minds for all counsellors.We ask volunteers to provide a regular/designated morning or afternoon a week, to see 4 clients. Our service operates 4 days a week from Monday to Thursday. We do not work on Fridays or weekends.

How to volunteer

For more information about the role and to apply, please email counselling@bristolmind.org.uk

LGBTQ+ Volunteer Counsellors

Volunteers counsellors support our low-cost counselling service, Meeting Minds.

How to volunteer

Read the LGBTQ+ volunteer counsellor page

Volunteer Counselling Supervisor

We are looking for a Volunteer Counselling Supervisor.

Qualifications required

  • To be an accredited and registered counsellor (BACP or UKCP or other accredited body member) for a of minimum of 5 years.
  • Integrative approach
  • Trainee supervisors on accredited diploma courses are welcome to apply.

How to volunteer

For more information about the role and to apply, please email counselling@bristolmind.org.uk