Pro bono support and volunteering - your valuable gifts
If your company cannot make a direct financial contribution to Mind but would like to help us in our mission, there are so many other ways you can support us and make a real difference to people with mental health problems.
Pro Bono Support
We value any specialised expertise you can provide including legal advice, management consultancy and support with programme management and communications.
Baringa Partners LLP has provided pro bono management consultancy and agency Weapon 7 supported the development of our online mental health in the workplace campaign, Elephant in the room, which won Third Sector magazine’s Best digital campaign of the month in May 2011.
Volunteers are a key part of our work - we offer opportunities for individuals or teams, both locally through our Mind Shops and Ecominds projects and at our head offices at London or Cardiff.
A team of us joined the Ecominds project Beat in Haworth, Yorkshire where, with other volunteers, we planted 600 saplings and a hawthorn hedgerow on an exposed hillside.
Beat, a Bradford environmental group, works with a wide range of people and promotes the benefits of fresh air and exercise for those with a range of personal challenges. We had a great day with Ian, our host in the fresh air, with volunteers from as far afield as Turkey and France.
Robert Clarkson, from Veolia Environmental Services
Gifts in kind
By donating goods and services you can help us make our limited resources go so much further. Refreshments; sports equipment for our marathon runners; products to sell in our shops; the use of facilities to hold training events or self-help groups are just some of the valuable ways companies have pledged their support. We and our Local Minds also urgently need donations of IT or telecoms-related products.
Buy once give twice
We are always grateful for unwanted event tickets, corporate hospitality packages or even a work experience vacancy - we auction them on the online auction site Buy Once Give Twice to raise vital funds for our work.
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