Volunteering is a great way to make good use of your skills while supporting Jami’s vital work.

Volunteers play a significant role in Jami, providing essential support in our hubs and at Head Room Café; through hospital visiting and befriending; providing financial or benefits advice; fundraising trust research; through hospitality for Jewish festivals and beyond.

At Jami Social Enterprise outlets, creative volunteers are upcycling furniture and helping to fundraise through selling donated goods on eBay and at the Head Room Café boutique.

The Jami Ambassador Programme has introduced us to incredible advocates who provide an essential link to their synagogue or youth group community, raising awareness of what we do and helping us in our goal of ‘transforming the landscape’ of mental health.

Compeer is Jami’s new and exciting 1:1 befriending programme, which pairs individuals with trained volunteers which can be in person, over the phone or via Zoom. Through regular contact and check-in calls, matches can build trust and get to know each other, whilst promoting independence and better wellbeing through planned activities in pairs. Activities can range from a coffee and a chat, accompanying to appointments or groups within the community and would depend on the need of the individual, and so a flexible approach is key!

Whatever your background and however you help, volunteering at Jami is rewarding and fun.

“I get a lot of confidence out of volunteering … as well as a lot of social interaction – even going out to the cinema with other volunteers.”

– Louis, a volunteer at our Social Enterprise Hub

Read our latest volunteer newsletter

Current volunteering opportunities

We are looking to recruit a volunteer who is able to teach British Sign Language (BSL) to one of our members over zoom on a weekly basis. You will build a positive relationship with the Jami member you will be supporting.

To view the full volunteer role description click here.

To apply for the role, please email [email protected]

Compeer Volunteering seeks to combine friendship with practical support to reduce loneliness and isolation and promote independence and recovery.

We are looking for a Compeer volunteer who can meet someone at their home in Wimbledon to go for a short 30-minute walk, or walk to a local café and have a drink and chat on a weekly basis. To view the full volunteer role description click here.

To apply for the role, please email [email protected]

Compeer Volunteering seeks to combine friendship with practical support through a 1:1 match to reduce loneliness and isolation and promote independence and recovery.

We are looking for a Compeer volunteers who can help their match build confidence, self-esteem, and motivation to make positive steps towards better mental wellbeing. Activities could include accompanying your match to an appointment, helping with shopping, gardening, or exercise, as well as social activities such as having a friendly chat over a cup of coffee or going to the cinema. To view the full volunteer role description click here.

To apply for the role, please email [email protected]

Jami’s Mental Health Awareness Shabbat aims to raise the profile of mental health in the Jewish Community. We are looking for an admin volunteer to help co-ordinate the Mental Health Awareness Shabbat 2022 and keep a record of community plans to mark the event.

This will include making calls to communities – synagogues, youth groups etc and inform them about our Mental Health Awareness Shabbat. You will be explaining the concept of this, encouraging them to save the date, offering any ideas or guidance of how to mark the occasion and to confirm that their contact information is up to date.

View the full role description here.

To apply for the role, please email [email protected]

We are looking for a volunteer who can lend a helping hand at the Elliot Simmons Finchley Hub. This will include weeding, mowing the lawn, planting for all of the gardens including the front, sides and back of the hub, as well as general garden maintenance. View the full role description here.

To apply for the role, please email [email protected]

We are looking for a carers support volunteer to help provide high quality and effective support for those who are accessing this service, to develop information for carers, and to build meaningful and supportive relationships from a place of empathy and understanding. This role will be telephone based, with a combination of 1:1 telephone support. View the full role description here.

To apply for the role, please email [email protected]

Our hospital visitors play a vital role in making contact with patients in mental health units. By providing company and companionship, volunteers will be enhancing the patient experience and helping to reduce any feelings of isolation. This will be done in person, or over the phone depending on current covid restrictions. View the full role description here.

To apply for the role, please email [email protected]

We are looking for a Volunteer Trusts and Foundations Researcher to research funding opportunities for Jami offered by trusts and foundations. You will report back to the Trusts and Grants Fundraiser with the information.

To view the full volunteer role description click here.

To apply for the role, please email [email protected]

Our Major Giving programme is growing, and we are now looking for some voluntary support to help manage and track our existing major donor relationships on our CRM database. You will support in researching, identifying, and helping to plan outreach to potential new supporters.

You will work closely with the Major Giving Manager to achieve the above.

To view the full volunteer role description click here.

To apply for the role, please email [email protected]

To find out more about volunteering, please email [email protected], call 07877 830 202 or complete this general online form to let us know what areas of volunteering you are interested in.

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