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.

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 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

Jami is looking for a volunteer who can run a gentle, mostly chair based, exercise group at our Redbridge hub. This will run for an hour on Monday or Wednesday mornings, and we can be flexible in terms of which of these two days you are able to do. We would like for this group to take place before 1pm, when our attendees will be having lunch, but again can be flexible with the start time of this, as long as there is time to complete an hour of gentle exercises before 1pm. To view the full volunteer role description click here.

To apply for the role, please email sophie.chappell@jamiuk.org

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 sophie.chappell@jamiuk.org

Jami is looking for a volunteer who can run a group in our community hub based in Redbridge. We would like the purpose of this group to be based around a creative endeavour of which we are open to suggestions. This would run for 1-1.5 hours on either a Monday or a Wednesday and we are open to your suggestions as to what type of creative purpose this role will focus on – for example painting or creative writing. To view the full volunteer role description click here.

To apply for the role, please email sophie.chappell@jamiuk.org

We are looking for a Drama volunteer to lead a group once to twice a month who can offer activities around vocal and physical interactions that encourage creativity, improvisation, and general confidence building whilst having fun in an organised manner. This may include coming up with stories, creating short games and teamwork exercises. To be inclusive and aware of members feelings, understanding their personal abilities with realistic encouragement. To also ensure a safe space for people to express themselves whilst maintaining a cordial environment. To view the full volunteer role description click here.

To apply for the role, please email sophie.chappell@jamiuk.org

We are looking for a passionate and empathetic volunteer to support Head Room’s friendly team on a Sunday with a monthly event that runs from 3pm-8:30pm All our staff are strong mental health advocates and enjoy the culture of the café which is a safe space for the community, and we are looking for someone with the same values.

To view the full volunteer role description click here.

To apply for the role, please email hannah.rosenberg@jamiuk.org

We are currently looking for community befrienders to provide 1:1 support at the cafe for members of the community. This could be anything from having a coffee and social chat, to providing informal emotional support, signposting, and flagging any concerns to the volunteering role manager.

To view the full volunteer role description click here.

To apply for the role, please email Sophie.chappell@jamiuk.org

We are looking for passionate and empathetic volunteers to support Head Room’s friendly team on a Monday between 2:30pm-8pm. This role would include supporting the main facilitator with running our popular art and writing groups which take place on Mondays. The role is predominantly made up of working directly with the community and will best suit someone who thrives on building connections, having conversations and cultivating relationships.
All our staff are strong mental health advocates and enjoy the culture of the café which is a safe space for the community, and we are looking for someone with the same values.

To view the full volunteer role description click here.

To apply for the role, please email hannah.rosenberg@jamiuk.org

We are looking for passionate and empathetic volunteers to support Head Room’s friendly team during busy periods. This role would suit someone who is an effective communicator, highly organised with great customer service skills, able to work well under pressure and can keep their composure when working with disgruntled customers.

All our staff are strong mental health advocates and enjoy the culture of the café which is a safe space for the community, and we are looking for someone with the same values. No Barista or server experience is needed.

To view the full volunteer role description click here.

To apply for the role, please email hannah.rosenberg@jamiuk.org

We are looking for a volunteer to teach a class of clients and staff Hebrew at a beginner’s level. The lesson will take place over zoom. The aim of the role would be to deliver an engaging, and informative lesson, lasting no more than an hour, which is inclusive and educational.

To view the full volunteer role description click here.

To apply for the role, please email hannah.rosenberg@jamiuk.org

We are looking for a kitchen volunteer to support our Hub cook in the kitchen. This would include helping to clean and clear away the dishes. We are looking for a volunteer for Thursday afternoons.

Our hubs offer a safe space for members to socialise, meet new people, and engage in different groups and activities. This is a vital service which plays a key role in reducing loneliness and isolation and helps people to build new relationships and to stay socially connected, as part of a mutually supportive community.

To view the full volunteer role description click here.

To apply for the role, please email Hannah.rosenberg@jamiuk.org

Sometimes when we are experiencing problems with our mental health, some of the everyday tasks can feel daunting and overwhelming. We often receive requests from our clients for practical support, and so we are now looking for volunteers who can support our clients with specific practical tasks.

This could be anything from building flatpack furniture, to support with attending medical appointments, and could be on a one-off basis, or more ongoing depending on the needs of the clients.

The type and nature of these tasks do vary, and so a flexible approach is key.

To view the full role description click here.

To apply for the role, please email sophie.chappell@jamiuk.org

We are currently looking for a volunteer to support our members when needed in travelling on public transport, this could be to an appointment, or to and from the hub if needed. This role would not involve any physical support and is more about providing a level of reassurance and encouragement.

Our hubs offer a safe space for members to socialise, meet new people, and engage in different groups and activities. This is a vital service which plays a key role in reducing loneliness and isolation and helps people to build new relationships and to stay socially connected, as part of a mutually supportive community.

To view the full volunteer role description click here.

To apply for the role, please email Hannah.rosenberg@jamiuk.org

Our volunteers play a vital role in Jami, allowing services to run smoothly and provide our service-users with a range of support. As our team of incredible volunteers continue to grow our volunteering team has become busier and busier and we are now looking for volunteers of our own! This will allow the team to continue to grow, provide support to teams across Jami and provide our service-users with the support that they need.

To view the full volunteer role description click here.

To apply for the role, please email sophie.chappell@jamiuk.org

Our volunteers play a vital role in Jami, allowing services to run smoothly and provide our service-users with a range of support. As our team of incredible volunteers continue to grow our volunteering team has become busier and busier and we are now looking for volunteers of our own! This will allow the team to continue to grow, provide support to teams across Jami and provide our service-users with the support that they need.

To view the full volunteer role description click here.

To apply for the role, please email sophie.chappell@jamiuk.org

We are looking for a Walking Group Volunteer to support the Walking Group Facilitator for a popular group at the Head Room Café.

For our community this is an opportunity to move the body, meet new people or just have a bit of ‘me time’.

To view the full volunteer role description click here.

To apply for the role, please email sophie.chappell@jamiuk.org

To find out more about volunteering, please email sophie.chappell@jamiuk.org or complete this general online form to let us know what areas of volunteering you are interested in.