Becoming a Volunteer

The selection process for volunteers is based on the skills and interests of the volunteer and the current needs of Cardiff Mind. It involves an interview, receipt of satisfactory references and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Volunteer Agreement

Cardiff Mind is committed to good practice in volunteering and so we have drafted a Volunteer Agreement which summarises the mutual expectations between Cardiff Mind and our volunteers – including how we can support you and outlining your responsibilities to Cardiff Mind.

Our Principles

  • We will provide appropriate induction, training and support
  • We are committed to valuing diversity in relation to the recruitment, selection and involvement of volunteers
  • Volunteers’ contributions will be valued and they will be treated with respect
  • We will actively seek volunteers’ views on team and organisational issues

Current vacancies

We currently have vacancies for trustees to serve on the Management Committee. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from the BME community and Female applicants.  If you are interested in applying for this volunteer post please contact:


We work extremely hard to provide the best possible service but occasionally we get things wrong. To make a complaint, Contact Us.

Support Us

As a local voluntary organisation, we rely on the support of individuals, public bodies and organisations to fund the vital mental health services we provide in Cardiff.  We especially would like to thank the following people who have recently raised funds for us.

Wayne Thomas, friends and colleagues of  The Canteen (Caban @ No 40)

Clifton Street Cardiff who raised over £1000 in memory of:

                               JUDE MORGAN BRIDGES

 also: Cardiff University Badminton Club and Cardiff University A Cappella Society.

and also the 'Coming Home Choir' who raised funds in memory of their member and friend:              HAMISH

 We are extremely grateful to everyone involved for their huge efforts.

If you are able to make a donation to our work, it will be greatly appreciated and will go directly to providing services to support local people.

Any donation, large or small, one-off or regular will be used to support people in mental distress. If you are a UK taxpayer, using Gift Aid can automatically make every £1 you donate worth £1.28.

Please also consider:

  • payroll giving
  • company support
  • leaving a legacy

Get Involved

Cardiff Mind encourages all users of our services to become involved and you can do this in a range of ways:

  • attending meetings or social events: there are a range of different groups available for service users to come along and find out more about what’s happening at Cardiff Mind as well as meeting other users of our services and the opportunity to learn new skills and take part.
  • returning questionnaires or surveys: let us know what you think of our service and how we can improve
  • taking part in a focus group: we also have groups that look at specific areas of our services to you so that we can ensure our service continues to meet your needs.

  • become a member: everyone is invited to become a member at Cardiff Mind for more details click the About us/Mind Members tab
  • become a volunteer: Volunteering is an excellent way of obtaining skills that can lead to employment, not just with Cardiff Mind but with other employers. To learn more about volunteering with us click the volunteering tab
  • attend the Annual General Meeting: usually held in November, The Annual General Meeting is open to all people and organisations that we work with.

If you would like to get involved but there is something stopping you please get in touch and we may be able to help you participate.

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