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Volunteer’s information

Thank you so much for all the help, support and kindness you have shown me. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time at Mind and have learnt so much as a trainee.

We thank all our volunteers for their valuable contribution to Mind in Croydon.  Please note that all our volunteers (including volunteer/trainees) are subject to versions of the following documents which will be amended to reflect the needs of our different projects.  Please note, the relationship between volunteers and Mind in Croydon is concerned with training/volunteering, not with employment.  Volunteers including trainee/volunteers are undertaking work and complying with instructions as a trainee/volunteer, not as an employee.  The underlying purpose of any agreement between yourself and Mind in Croydon is not to establish a relationship of an employer and employee but to enable you to acquire certain skills and experience (as a trainee) or to volunteer with the organisation.

Volunteer Handbook

Volunteer Offer Letter

Volunteer Guidance Note

If you require any clarification of the above, please contact the Human Resources Manager at 26 Pampisford Road, Purley, CR8 2NE (020 8668 2210) for further details.

Volunteer Buddy

As part of Active Minds we are recruiting a team of volunteers who understand how sport and physical activity improves our mental and physical health. You’ll be able to support people with mental health problems so they can develop their own passion for sport.

You’ll need to be able to establish good relationships with people from different backgrounds and have some understanding of mental health.

We’ll support and train you as one of our volunteer Buddies, which could be the first step of a new career in sport mentoring or peer support.

To apply please contact 020 8253 8205 or email activeminds@mindincroydon.org.uk.

Volunteer Buddy Application Form

Volunteer Buddy Application Form

Volunteer Buddy Role Description

Volunteer Buddy

We are looking for volunteers to help support the Mind in Croydon Allotment group on Tuesday or Thursday each week.

The group supports people with experience of mental health problems such as depression and anxiety at the South Croydon Allotments. Here they can gain knowledge, learn new skills and experience the benefits of gardening.

If you are interested or would like to know more please contact the Active Minds team on:


020 8253 8205

Counselling Placements

We are not currently hiring but please do send in application forms as we regularly recruit and will hold your application on file ready for these times.

Counsellor Placement Application Form

Volunteer Counsellor Placement Guidelines

You will find more information about the service by clicking here.

Please send application forms marked for the attention of the Counselling Service Manager, Mind in Croydon, 26 Pampisford Road, Purley, Surrey, CR8 2NE.

Online Auction Volunteer Required

The opportunity we are looking to recruit a small team of volunteers to help run our eBay sales operation. This is an exciting project to get involved with and an opportunity to develop good grounding in business and marketing skills.

The role will involve:

  • Researching items on eBay – looking up similar items to gauge the auction starting price and the best categories to list the items in for maximum exposure.
  • Photographing items to be listed – buyers need to see clearly what they are bidding on (inc. markings, damage etc).
  • Estimating postage & packaging costs – prospective buyers will want to know the cost of postage and packing if they win the item.
  • We are also looking for one full-time or two part-time volunteers with a good understanding of the internet and e-commerce to help lead the eBay operation. You will be working alongside the shop manager to set up and coordinate a functional system for sorting and preparing stock that is to be sold online. As a team leader you will need to be clear about which items are ready to list, which are currently listed and which are ready to post to the buyer (winning bidder).

We are also looking for volunteers with expertise in certain types of items to help identify valuable goods that can be sold online.

Times you can volunteer: Monday – Saturday: Morning or Afternoon.

If you are interested, please contact Peter 020 8253 8207 or the Shop Managers 020 8771 5950.

Volunteer at Addiscombe Shop

Volunteer Application Form Addiscombe Shop

Volunteer Application Form Addiscombe Shop

Volunteer Shop Assistant Role Description

Addiscombe Shop, 289 Lower Addiscombe Road, Addiscombe, Surrey, CR0 6RE

Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm

Sunday 10am to 4pm

Telephone: 020 8662 9383

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