Volunteering for Lambeth & Southwark Mind

We really value our volunteers, whose dedication and hard work makes it possible for Lambeth and Southwark Mind to achieve our mission.

Why volunteer with Lambeth and Southwark Mind?

There are a huge number of benefits to be gained from volunteering for our organisation, including:

  • Helping members of our community experiencing mental health difficulties to get the help and support they deserve.
  • Gaining useful work experience for your CV
  • Developing new or existing skills
  • Meeting and socialising with new like-minded people
  • Making a difference can be rewarding!

What do our volunteers say?

I have worked at Lambeth and Southwark Mind for over five years. My role is in admin support for the whole office team in the Lambeth office. I’m always on hand to assist with office tasks even if it’s just to prepare a cup of tea or coffee for clients!

When I came to volunteer at Lambeth & Southwark Mind I was very lucky as I allowed to take baby steps, in the beginning, by doing data entry and then later I was encouraged to do e-mails and now I do phone calls as well. Once a month we sit down and go through things. I love those meetings as it’s so important to know I am doing things right and how I can improve.

Volunteer as a Telephone Befriender

About the Telephone Befriending Service

Lambeth & Southwark Mind provide a friendly, safe and confidential telephone befriending service. This includes a regular weekly 30-minute chat with the same volunteer for up to 3 months.

Volunteering with the Telephone Befriending Service:

We are recruiting suitable volunteers for the Telephone Befriending service. All volunteers will be vetted, trained and supervised.

If you are interested in volunteering with this service you can contact Venus Caesar the Manager for the Befriending Service via email at for more information. Email: [email protected]  or Telephone 020 8159 8355

Volunteer Placements for trainee counsellors / psychotherapists

We are currently recruiting trainees who are available to see clients in the evenings. Trainees need to be in their 2nd year of a Diploma / MSc in Counselling / Psychotherapy or equivalent. Our face to face therapy takes place at Effra Space – https://effra.space/contact  We also provide virtual therapy via Zoom / Teams. 

If interested please submit your CV and a covering letter for consideration to Joan Kennedy – [email protected]  

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