Volunteer for us

We are looking for new volunteers!

Volunteer - Events and talks

We are looking for someone to help with booking and arranging Activ8 events and Signpost Sutton Talks, to work closely alongside the member of staff who coordinates this. This volunteer role will involve helping to generate ideas, coordinate dates, book tickets and speakers, and liaise with members. We are looking for someone who is good at organising, a friendly people person, with a good phone manner and good communication skills. Computer skills would be helpful, and ideally you will be available on Tuesday afternoons to help set up meetings.

For more information or to apply please email admin@smhf.org.uk.

Volunteer - Trustee

Sutton Mental Health Foundation is seeking to add to the expertise of our experienced, professional Board of Trustees.  All our Trustees need excellent communication skills, the ability to work effectively as part of a team, strategic vision and good, independent judgement.

We would particularly value experience and skills in the following areas :

  • Company Secretary/Legal experience
  • Fundraising in the following areas – Grant, corporate and public
  • Marketing

Lived or shared experience of mental health is desirable.

Inclusion is one of our core values and we are keen to increase the diversity of our Board. For this role we therefore strongly encourage people from local under represented communities to apply.

The board of Trustees meets every six weeks, in the evening at 7 p.m. for approximately 1 ½ hours in Sutton.  Sometimes our Board meetings are online.

To apply, please submit your CV to:  lisa.lancefield@smhf.org.uk.

Social support volunteer

Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am to 3pm

The main role of the volunteer is to provide social support to members who attend the drop-in and to report any concerns to the management. Volunteering with SMHF will involve chatting and listening to what members have to say and may also involve engaging in drop-in activities such as arts, crafts, games; assisting with organised trips and outings; assisting with general domestic duties at the end of each session and/or during lunch times, and assisting in the kitchen at busy times. 

Role description
Contact lisa.lancefield@smhf.org.uk to find out more or leave a message on 020 8770 0172.

Flexible days and times (board meetings held six-weekly on a Wednesday  7:00pm – 8.30pm), remote working possible

Sutton Mental Health Foundation is looking for help with preparing agendas and general correspondence for our board meetings.  This is a flexible role that could be largely undertaken remotely at a time that is convenient.

We are hoping to find someone who has experience of minute taking, good organisational skills and an eye for detail.  You will need access to IT and be familiar with Word etc.  An understanding of mental health issues is desirable.

The responsibilities will involve preparations for six-weekly Board meetings, including preparing and circulating the agenda and papers, attending the meeting to take minutes, preparing and seeking approval for and circulating draft minutes - all in consultation with and under the direction of the Chair.

Contact lisa.lancefield@smhf.org.uk to find out more or leave a message on 020 8770 0172.

The Voyager - Desktop publishing volunteer

Flexible days and times, remote working possible

We are looking for someone to join our The Voyager magazine team and help with Desktop publishing and producing the quarterly issues.

The Voyager magazine is written, compiled, and edited by service users. It provides a comprehensive and regularly updated directory of local mental health services as well as entertaining articles, opinion pieces, recipes, quizzes, art and poetry.   It is published online and has a circulation of about 800 hard copies.

We are in need of a volunteer with excellent IT and, in particular, Microsoft Publisher skills to layout each issue of the magazine and work with the editorial team.  If you think this could be you, or you would like more information, please contact ovie.oboh@smhf.org.uk  to find out more or leave a message on 020 8770 0172.