Benefits for Better Mental Health Volunteer

Want to support people navigating the benefits system in a practical, positive way?

Benefits for Better Mental Health (BBMH) Volunteers carry out basic eligibility checks to help people to understand and access the right benefits for them.

You will be:

No prior experience of the benefits system is required, but you will need to be an empathetic, calm and organised 

Training required: Oxfordshire Mind Induction Training 1 day course. Ongoing support will be provided during the placement.

Time commitment: One morning or afternoon per week (weekdays) over a minimum of 3 months. Plus, a group supervision every 2 months.

Location: Most Administration volunteers are based at our central office in Oxford, but we have some opportunities across Oxfordshire, West Berkshire and online. Travel expenses reimbursed.

Skills needed: Volunteers need to be organised, computer literate and good communicators.

Application process: Application form, informal interview (may include a short computer skills test), two references and a DBS check.