We provide a wide range of housing, community and day services to many different people every week and we rely on a band of dedicated volunteers to support the work we do.

If you have 'lived experience' of mental health problems, specialist skills, a counselling diploma or nursing background, or are a retired health and social care professional, we'd love to hear from you.


We are always looking for volunteers. Here are a few ways in which you might be able to help:

  • Governance
  • Fundraising
  • Gardening
  • Reception duties/administration
  • Cooking and kitchen support
  • Developing group work skills
  • Supporting projects
  • Counselling
  • Support work
  • Driving or delivery duties


As well as getting a good feeling from helping others, volunteering can also benefit you in other ways:

  • Use your existing talents
  • Improve your job prospects
  • Access training and direct learning
  • Enhance your self-esteem
  • Have an active retirement
  • Learn new skills
  • Work within a team
  • Make new friends
  • Give something back
  • Change your career direction

Current Positions

If you are interested in volunteering with Darlington Mind, please tell us which position you are interested in and briefly list relevant skills, work experience and qualifications.

Volunteer Fundraising Role

We are looking for an inspirational, creative and dynamic fundraiser to organise and deliver strategic and successful fundraising activities and events to help raise the profile of the charity in our communities.

Application deadline: Ongoing - No Deadline

Hours - day/s and time/s to be agreed with the Head of Service.

We are passionate about mental health and are looking for passionate and enthusiastic people to join our team people who have a wide range of skills (marketing, fundraising, social media), or willingness to learn.

Driver Support Worker

We are looking for a volunteer to drive the company’s minibus and support our clients.

Project Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to offer individuals with mental health issues support in achieving goals towards personal recovery. The following projects need volunteers:

  • Computer Project
  • Horticulture
  • Mini-bus Driver

"Volunteering within Darlington Mind has greatly improved my confidence and physical wellbeing. This has also helped to keep me active and more interested in hobbies/activities. The atmosphere within the organisation is supportive and relaxed, I have also been provided with training opportunities enabling me to learn new skills along the way too. Thank you to Darlington Mind and it’s staff team for giving me this opportunity and making me feel so welcome!"

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