Welcome To Darlington Mind


Volunteering


Darlington Mind provides a wide range of housing, community and day services to over 200 people a week. We rely on a band of dedicated volunteers to support the work we do, many of whom have specialist skills, hold Counselling Diplomas, have nursing backgrounds or are retired health and social care professionals.

Here at Darlington Mind we have many different opportunities in different areas where you can volunteer.

These opportunities include:
  • Governance
  • Fundraising
  • Gardening
  • Reception duties/administration
  • Cooking and kitchen support
  • Developing group work skills
  • Supporting projects
  • Counselling
  • Support work

If any of these areas interest you then why not come and volunteer?

There are several reasons why volunteering will help other people, although volunteering will also benefit you. These include:

  • Positive feeling of helping others
  • Getting to use your existing talents
  • Improving your job prospects
  • Access to training
  • Enhancing your self-esteem
  • Having an active retirement
  • Learning new skills
  • Making new friends
  • Giving something back
  • Changing your career direction

When volunteering at Darlington Mind you can expect:

  • A chance to use your expertise to help others gain new experiences
  • Support from staff and other volunteers
  • Training courses and direct learning from staff and other volunteers

Current Positions

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Volunteer Driver Support Worker

Job Description/Person Specification

To drive/support service users of Darlington Mind in the company's minibus. Variable hours per week, Mon-Fri between the hours of 8:30am and 5pm. To apply for this post, please contact us on 01325 283169 or email us at contactus@darlingtonmind.com All posts subject to satisfactory references and satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

Volunteer Support Worker

Job Description/Person Specification

Volunteer Support Worker To offer support to individuals with mental health issues, helping and enabling them to achieve goals towards personal recovery. To apply for these posts, please contact us on 01325 283169 or email us at contactus@darlingtonmind.com All posts subject to satisfactory references and satisfactory enhanced DBS check. .

Projects in need of volunteers

Dementia Day care

Computer Project

Mood Food Café

Horticulture

Music

Activity Hub

A Mini-bus Driver

Volunteer Description/Person Specification

How to Apply

Please e-mail or telephone us and we will arrange to discuss your interest further.

For more information on Volunteering please contact us:

Tel – 01325 283169

Fax – 01325 285332

E-mail – contactus@darlingtonmind.com