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Young People's Volunteering

Are you aged between 15 and 25 years old and interested in becoming one of our volunteers? All of our volunteers receive training and valuable work experience. We have a number of different volunteering roles available, all of which can help you grow in confidence.

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About volunteering

Volunteering is a great way to learn new skills and to grow in confidence, as well as it being a way to help others.

There is strong link between volunteering and improving mental health. Young people have told us they like to volunteer as it makes them feel valued, helps them learn new skills, provides routine, develops experience that can help with applications and looks good when applying for college.

You can find the answers to some frequently asked questions about our young people’s volunteering opportunities here.

Current opportunities

*We are not currently recruiting any volunteers for our Young People’s Services* 

Read our volunteer role descriptions.

For the majority of roles available, you do not need to have any experience, specialist skills or qualifications.  We welcome all young people to apply and focus on your ability to demonstrate our values, rather than on your experience. The qualities we look for in our volunteers are:

  • Reliability
  • Ability to relate to and empathise with other young people
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, especially listening skills
  • Ability to be non-judgemental, self-aware, patient, flexible and supportive
  • An ability to demonstrate our core values: openness; belonging; strength; collaboration
  • An ability to take your own initiative

We will make reasonable adjustments for anyone with additional needs. If you would like to visit, have a chat or would like these volunteer roles explained in a different way, please get in contact with us on 0161 221 3054 or email.

I’ve been coming for about a year as a volunteer. I look forward to coming every week. I’m not as much of a loner now. I have made friends here and feel part of it


Manchester Mind is still here for anyone who is struggling with their mental health, but now we need your support…

We have recently launched our Covid19 emergency food response appeal.

We are hoping to raise £10,000 so we can buy staple ingredients and equipment to provide over 1600 meals per week to those experiencing severe food poverty.

Every donation will help make a real difference to the most vulnerable people in Manchester.

Find out how you can get involved.