Volunteering & Fundrasing
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 relevant staff and the Wellbeing Manager. All volunteers must be DBS checked before starting their volunteering.
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: Yes, we can offer support with travel expenses on a prearranged basis.
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.