Volunteering & Fundrasing
Brecon and District Mind are looking for a number of new Trustees, whose life experiences or work experience can provide expertise to support the organisation in promoting good mental health through the provision of high-quality services and campaigning for positive change.
Trustees play a vital role as Board members. Together they ensure the organisation fulfils its purpose (promoting good mental health through the provision of high-quality services and campaigning for positive change), meets its goals, provides good and relevant services to the people of Brecon and District, and manages our funding positively in order to do this sustainably.
We’re looking for a small number of enthusiastic individuals who will work in partnership with fellow Trustees and the Senior Management team. We’re specifically looking for people with experience in one or more of the following areas
- Mental health issues facing children and young people
- Mental health issues facing adults
- NHS or local mental health commissioning
- Charity governance including health and safety and GDPR
- Finance and financial management
- Income generation and fundraising
The Trustees are volunteers and while not paid, will be able to claim out of pocket expenses. We’re looking for a regular commitment from our new colleagues and you should be able to commit to a monthly board meeting, sub-Committee meetings as required as well as some advisory work.
We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, or other category protected by law.
If you would like to have an initial discussion with one of our co-chairs, prior to submitting your application, please email email@example.com.
There is no Closing Date for applications, this is a rolling recruitment which will close when we have filled all the available vacancies so if you are interested, please get in touch right away!
You can download an application pack below with more details about the role and how to register your interest.
We offer a range of volunteer opportunities for anyone looking to give back to their community, build experience, or learn new skills. We have roles suitable for all time commitments; from ad hoc fundraising to regular weekly activity sessions; with plenty in between. If you feel you could help us to help others please do contact us for an informal chat or return the application form below.
Q1: Who can volunteer with Brecon and District Mind?
A1: Anyone with an interest in social care or just wants to help local people struggling with poor mental health. You don’t need any previous experience just a caring outgoing attitude and open listening mind.
Q2: Do I get support as a volunteer?
A2: Yes. All volunteers our given training and support appropriate to the role. Ongoing supervision is done by key staff in the team supported by the Operations Manager and CEO.
Q3: Can I join just one volunteer project, or do I have to join them all?
A3: You can join any individual group you want or a selection of different volunteer projects.
Q4: Is it possible to swap to a different volunteer role after I’ve started?
A4: Of course, dependant on training, if you decide to leave one group and join another that is fine or stay on the first group and combine it with others that is also fine.
Q5: Are there set times I will have to do to be a volunteer?
A5: No but certain groups only run on certain days so if you want to join them you must come when they are on, but there is no commitment for certain number of hours
Q6: Can I claim travel expenses?
A6: Any expenses will be discussed and agreed upon on an individual basis with the CEO and Volunteer.
Q7: What do I do if I cannot make an arranged time?
A7: Please inform the staff that you cannot make it with as much notice as possible.
Q8: What happens after I apply for a volunteer role?
A8: After we have received your completed application form, we will contact you to arrange an induction meeting. After this, if the volunteer role requires it, we may also request a DBS check for you along with references.
Q9: Will I receive training for volunteering?
A9: Yes, for most roles that require training you will be given guidance and advice, and in certain cases training courses can be arranged.