Hillingdon Mind






Opportunities for Volunteering

There are many opportunities for volunteering with Hillingdon Mind. These include:

  • being a "befriender" with someone who is socially isolated;
  • being a counsellor;
  • offering support through one of our social clubs (in Ruislip, Uxbridge, or Hayes);
  • assisting with administration in our general office;
  • training to be an Appropriate Adult;
  • helping to moderate our social media (Facebook, Twitter, website).

Under-Supported Communities

There are specialist opportunites to support people who have experience of being very under-supported:


  • black and other minority ethnic people;
  • lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people;
  • young people.







The Power of Lived Experience

Hillingdon Mind actively encourages people with lived experience of mental health issues, and their friends and families to volunteer in a wide variety of community projects. We provide free induction, training and support for volunteers.
Volunteers are supported to find the opportunities which are most suited to their interests, skills and life experiences.


How do I become a volunteer?

If you are interested in volunteering then you can fill out this online form to mail us your details direct. Alternatively you can download the application form, print it out and send it back to the address at the top of the form for the attention of Aurora Da Silva, Volunteer Co-ordinator. We will arrange for us to meet with you and then you will need to attend a free preparatory training course.

Click here for the Volunteer Induction Pack.

If you are already a volunteer and wish to claim back your expenses, you can download the Expenses Claim form here. There is not an online version of this form.