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 volunteering opportunities

  • Fundraising Committee Members - Belfast City Centre, to meet once per month
  • Experienced Woodwork Volunteer – Magherafelt
  • Walking group leaders - Belfast, every Thursday morning
  • Gardening Volunteer - Carrickfergus, flexible

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 now by downloading our Volunteer Application Pack and completing an Access NI form.  If you’d like to talk to us about any of our volunteering opportunities, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or call 028 9031 5060.




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