Join the Team

Would you like to join our team of volunteers? The 4 main roles for volunteers are as follows: –

  • Administration (Parental Minds CIC)
  • Research (Parental Minds CIC)
  • Placement for Counsellors (Parental Minds CIC)
  • Support Callers (Parent+)
  • Meeting Volunteers (Parent+)

The majority of our volunteers at Parent+ have lived experience, having supported family members who become overwhelmed by their emotions.  We also have an advisory board of professionals and work closely with local and national mental health services and networks.

Why Volunteer for Parental Minds CIC?

Our organisation is part of the campaign to make Honiton a mental health friendly town through Honiton Health Matters.  As a volunteer with us you will be helping to support adults who are caring for someone with mental ill-health.  You could be using your existing skills or learning new ones.   You will not be expected to be a trained counsellor/mental health worker or to give counselling to the people you are supporting.  Your main role is to be a listening ear and to collate information from the person you are supporting so that we can signpost them in the right direction.

What age do I have to be?

All volunteers must be over the age of 18.  There is no upper age limit! 

Where can I volunteer?

This will depend on your role.  If you are supporting by telephone or within the admin team you will be able to do this from home.  If you would like to volunteer at the Support Hub Meetings you will need to attend a venue in Honiton Town Centre or have access to Zoom. There is a group agreement for these sessions which we would ask you to sign once you become a volunteer.

How much time would I need to give?

This will depend on your volunteer role:

  • Peer support meetings are held weekly and last 1 ½ hours – you should add half hour before and after for briefings (when face to face).
  • Administration roles can be flexible and worked around the amount of time you have to offer.
  • Support Calls require a minimum of 90 mins per week

What training will I be given?

You will be given a morning’s introduction to Parental Minds from one of our Directors and will be provided with guidance notes and a volunteer handbook with training opportunities. 

What if I have a criminal record?

We won’t unfairly discriminate against anyone because of any criminal convictions they may have. We’ll review applications from those with convictions on a case-by-case basis.

What Happens next?

Please register your details here Register Here and we will be in touch as soon as possible for an informal discussion to find out more about you, and hopefully sign you up!  You may be required to undertake a DBS check.