MindLine volunteering

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

What we offer you

  • extensive, high quality training
  • be part of a lively team
  • regular supervision and support
  • travel expenses
  • the opportunity to develop your skills and build your knowledge

 What we expect from you

  • agree to work with us for at least a year
  • attend all the training sessions
  • work a four-hour shift each fortnight
  • receive supervision after you have worked on the helpline
  • attend volunteer meetings

A volunteer’s experience of MindLine

Read about Tom’s experience of volunteering with MindLine.

Information on training to be a volunteer

Training to become a MindLine volunteer takes place over 6 weeks, during which time there are 5 all-day sessions (9:30am-5pm) and 5 evening sessions (6:30pm-9pm) and 1 part-day session (9:45am-3pm). Prospective volunteers MUST be able to attend all of the training days and evening in order to be accepted onto the training.

Our MindLine Volunteering Information Pack gives a full outline of what you can expect from the training.

How to volunteer

We will be recruiting again in early 2019. To register you interest in volunteering please email volunteering@bristolmind.org.uk with your name and contact details, plus the name of the service you wish to volunteer for (“MindLine”).