Volunteering with MindWise has given me a purpose” 


Without our volunteers, we wouldn’t be able to run many of the activities that support people across Northern Ireland in their recovery from mental illness.  If you can spare a few hours a week, or a few a month, there’s more ways to volunteer at MindWise than you think! 

We’ve got something for everyone, including befriending, arts and crafts, events and administration and gardening. No matter what you can offer, you will be making a difference every day in the lives of people affected by mental illness.

We actively encourage applications from people who have lived experience of mental health issues.

Last year our volunteers gave 11,834 hours of their time
That's 483 days!



What’s it like volunteering at MindWise?


Watch our video to hear from our volunteers on what it’s really like to be a MindWise volunteer.

Current opportunities 

  • Experienced Fundraising and Event Volunteers – to help with a range of fundraising events (e.g. bag packs, street collections, marathons etc)
  • Admin Volunteer – NI Appropriate Adult Service, Head Office
  • Art Group Volunteer – Wednesday or Friday, Belfast Resource Centre
  • Volunteer Group Facilitators – Family Wellness Project and Mums Wellness Project
  • Guitar Group Leader - Thursday, Magherafelt
  • Befriending Volunteer – Bangor
  • Yoga Volunteer – Magherafelt, Downpatrick
  • Activities/Walking Group Volunteers –Ballyclare, Lurgan, Newry, Banbridge
  • Arts and Crafts Volunteers – Ballyclare Resource Centre
  • Photography Volunteer – Ballyclare Resource Centre
  • Admin Volunteer – Mental Health and Money Advice Service
  • Befriender – Ben Crom, Kilkeel



If you are interested in applying for any of these roles please contact the volunteer co-ordinator on 028 9031 5060 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for an application pack and role description.


How we support you


We provide all our volunteers with a comprehensive volunteer induction, as well as ongoing support.  You’ll also benefit from training, which includes:

  • Safeguarding Adults
  • First Aid
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Lone-working and Personal Safety 

We also offer:


  • Out of pocket expenses
  • An annual Volunteer Day Away Day (last year’s was at Castle Espie!)
  • Annual Volunteer Awards

Apply for any role by downloading our Volunteer Application Pack.  You should also download our Volunteer Privacy Policy, Access NI form and Consent Form. 

To talk about any of our roles, contact Elaine Sheridan at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call her on 02890 402323.



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