Giving your time, skills, and life experience can make an amazing difference to the work that we do at SAMH.

Our growing army of volunteers are contributing in all sorts of ways.

From cheering on marathon runners to volunteering in one of our offices – whether it’s minutes or months, hours or days the time you give really does matter. 

Here are just some of the ways you can help. If you’re interested in volunteering please check out or work with us page to see if we have any vacancies. 

Community Champion

Spread the word about SAMH in your community, encouraging support and enabling your community to contribute. Other Champions do this by telling our story at community events, placing collection cans in local shops or promoting campaigns. We will support you to get ready and feel confident to take on the role.

Media Volunteer

We know that first-hand accounts of experiencing a mental health problem can connect with the public in a way that statistics never can.  That’s why SAMH are looking for people who are willing to share their stories with us.

Find out more about becoming a media volunteer.

Fundraising Volunteer

Each year thousands of people take on a fundraising challenge for SAMH, from running a marathon to jumping from a plane. These challenges are not for everyone though, but that doesn't mean you can't still be involved; we'd love your help! Cheering on people, marshalling courses, holding a collection tin or taking the photos – whatever you can do – it is a great feeling to be part of the whole experience and you get to meet new people too. If you think you might be interested in volunteering, please get in touch with fundraising@samh.org.uk 

Supporting Services

We have more than 60 services in communities across Scotland. Very often the teams are looking for help to run local events to promote their work and the mental health cause. It might be they need help with their garden or the walls need a lick of paint. If you’ve got some time to help, we’d love to hear from you.

Corporate Volunteering

We are also grateful for any practical help from volunteers who donate a portion of their normal working hours to us, through workplace schemes. If you are a Corporate supporter and would like to volunteer, please get in touch with our Corporate team at fundraising@samh.org.uk 

Going To Be Campaign

Join our campaign for children and young people's mental health here. We'll keep you up to date with latest news and there are lots of opportunities to get involved.

Need to know more about us?

Find out about the 60 services we offer across Scotland.

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