We hold two main volunteer recruitment drives per year, March (for July training course) and September (for November training course) for service volunteers. These are more geared towards recruiting new support volunteers for our Adult Befriending Service and the Hub Centre, but we welcome interest throughout the year from anyone who is considering volunteering.

To volunteer within our support services, Befriending and the Hub Centre volunteers require to be 18 and over.

For Befriending volunteers we are looking for a minimum one year commitment, ideally two years, and similarly for service volunteers in the Hub Service.  

We recruit through Forth Valley College and the University of Stirling, via free adverts placed in the Stirlingshire Voluntary Enterprise (third sector interface) weekly electronic newsletter, local press, posters, Volunteer Scotland’s website, Stirling Volunteer Portal, and social media. We also rely on word of mouth as there is no better recommendation than that from our own volunteers, past and present.  

Volunteering offers a good basis of experience for people interested in working in health and social care, in particular, and some volunteers have gone on to study medicine or postgraduate health psychology, social and residential care and so forth.

If you want to discuss volunteering opportunities at Action in Mind you can contact us by telephone 01786 451203 or email at