Volunteers play an important role in our trust by providing additional services to our patients and supporting our work in a variety of ways.

People volunteer for lots of different reasons. For instance, they may be wanting to use their free time in an enjoyable and positive way, to 'give something back’ to a service which has helped them or someone they know, to share their knowledge and experience, to meet new people or to gain valuable experience for work or further education.

Because most roles will involve contact with vulnerable adults, our volunteers must be able to provide two character references, pass a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, an occupational health check (drivers only) and be prepared to undergo relevant training.

The volunteer services co-ordinators can help you find the right volunteer placement. You can view a full list of our volunteer roles here

Meet some of our volunteers

Friends charity

Friends for Mental Health (east Kent) and the Friends of Mental Health (west Kent and Medway) consist of volunteers who dedicate their time to raise funds. Find out more about the Friends for Mental Health.

Volunteer Voices

Click here to view or sing up to our Volunteer Voices monthly newsletters and hear about the fabulous work our volunteers do each day on behalf of the Trust.