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Fundraising Super Volunteer

Role Location York and Staffordshire
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This is a voluntary, 15 hours per week vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

Amazing, giving, inspiring and awesome are just a few of the words we would use to describe our volunteers.

Our volunteers play an integral part in the services we provide and the people we support. If you are looking for a rewarding role where you will really make a difference whilst gaining experience along the way, then join us here at Rethink Mental Illness.


About the role

We are looking for Super Volunteers to support our new regional fundraising concept in York and Staffordshire. You will be home based with occasional group and service visits plus attending regional events. Ideally, you will be able to commit 15 hours per week to volunteering.

You will receive training and regular supervision to ensure you feel confident in your role. You can read more about the benefits of volunteering on the full advert on our website.


What you will be doing as a Super Volunteer (Regional Fundraising)

In this role you will work closely with the head of regional fundraising, heads of area and group development officers plus other regional fundraising volunteers in order to lead on and facilitate regional fundraising activity calendars. The primary objective of this exciting voluntary role is to bring to life regional fundraising activities in line with our “Rethink in the Community" concept and collaborate with all stakeholders to increase regional awareness generate much need additional income and amplify the impact of the work Rethink Mental Illness do. 


Tasks will include

  • Organizing participation in good footfall local events.
  • Supporting stakeholders to develop the potential of already established events.
  • Supporting the national fundraising team to develop regional opportunity
  • Supporting stakeholders to promote regional fundraising
  • Supporting the head of regional fundraising and heads of area to implement regional priority funding campaigns.
  • Supporting the head of innovation to develop new ideas and fundraising activities.
  • Actively recruit regional fundraising volunteers.


You will support the following people and teams:


  • Head of regional fundraising.
  • National fundraising team
  • Communications Team (COMS)
  • Volunteer policy and practice manager
  • Human Resources


  • Heads of area
  • Group development officers
  • Service leads
  • Group leaders
  • Regional fundraisers


What will make you a great fit for this role?

You will be a great fit for this role if you are passionate about making a difference to those severely affected by mental health and have a knack for organizing events and activities. Your enthusiasm for fundraising, combined with your ability to inspire and motivate others, will drive the success of our activities. With your strong communication skills, you will effectively coordinate with volunteers and partners, ensuring everyone is aligned and excited about our goals. Your creativity will shine as you plan and promote diverse fundraising activities, keeping our calendar vibrant and engaging. Most importantly, your dedication to our cause and your proactive approach will make you an invaluable asset to our team, helping us to reach new heights in our mission.

If you have any questions about this opportunity please contact Gary Wheway (Head of innovation and Regional Fundraising) at


Who are we?

We’re Rethink Mental Illness, a leading charity provider of mental health services in England. We support thousands of people through our groups, services, policy, campaigns and advice and information. Our work supports us in delivering on our mission: “A better life for everyone severely affected by mental illness.”

We welcome applications from everyone, applicants with lived experience, those who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning+ (LGBTQ+), people with a disability, or those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds are actively encouraged to apply. We are proud to have also been awarded Disability Confident employer status. We have an ambition of becoming an anti-racist organisation and we recognise there is more to do in ensuring our recruitment is fair and inclusive, which is why we are recruiting new roles in helping us to achieve this.

The Company has experienced unprecedented growth over the past few years. We have a vast number of employees, and provide support to clients from all over the country.


We are passionate about leading the way to a better quality of life for everyone severely affected by mental illness.


We work tirelessly to provide support for everyone severely affected by mental illness.


We are open and transparent in all our work with beneficiaries, supporters, partners and the public to achieve change for people severely affected by mental illness.


We offer hope of a better quality of life for all those severely affected by mental illness.


We constantly use our expertise to provide practical and personal support for people who are severely affected by mental illness.


People who are severely affected by mental illness are at the heart of everything we do in our organisation – our membership, our governance and our workforce.


We believe that in a world where discrimination and disadvantage exist, treating people with equity is critical to ensure justice and fairness for all.


We are open and transparent in all our work with beneficiaries, supporters, partners and the public to achieve change for people severely affected by mental illness.

We understand that people volunteer for many different reasons and whatever your reason is for volunteering we’ll be there to support you every step of the way. You will receive an induction to ensure you feel confident in your role as well as regular supervision. Other benefits of volunteering include:

"If I could highlight the best part of being a Volunteer Bereavement Counsellor, I would mention it is because I idolise being part of Rethinks fantastic caring support team. I love being able to make a positive, life changing difference to all those effected by mental health, bereavement, and suicide and at Rethink Mental Illness I get to do exactly that. I enjoy conducting my sessions virtually, as-well working face to face with my clients. I also like the flexibility and professionalism of the organisation."

"As a Volunteer Mentor I have been given the opportunity to co-facilitate mental health awareness workshops for young people and professionals. My tasks include discussing sensitive topics, supporting the wellbeing and development of young people and regularly reporting back to the project manager. Volunteering with Rethink Mental Illness is extremely rewarding; I have learned many new aspects of mental health and improved my communication skills. I’m also very grateful for the insightful training I received, such as First Aid Youth Mental Health Awareness and Public Speaking training."

"I am currently completing my training for my volunteer advisory role. The training I have received over the last three months has been fantastic. I have learnt so much which I can use to help friends and family too who are experiencing problems associated with their mental health. The support I have received from my trainer has been faultless. I know this great support will continue beyond my training when I start my new advisory role soon. I highly recommend joining Rethink."

"I lead one of Rethink's Carers Support Groups. Connecting with the carers that attend the Carers Support Group is rewarding and educating. Listening to group members as they share their experiences, in the safe, supportive environment provided is a positive cycle. We learn from each other. We support each other. The group and I have the constant and ongoing support of the kind, caring and experienced Rethink team. Volunteering for and contributing to the wellbeing of others is something that to me, feels meaningful. I value that."

Please be mindful that we may need to close adverts early if we receive a high volume of applications, we, therefore, encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

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