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 contact us.
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.
We know that first person accounts of experiencing a mental health problem or supporting a family member can connect with the public in a way that statistics and reports never can. That's why we are looking for people who are willing to share their stories with us. How much you share, where and when your story is used is up to you: you might be happy to appear on TV, radio or in a newspaper, or you might prefer to give us an anonymous account that we can use on our website. If you think you might be interested, please get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
We are also grateful for any practical help from volunteers who donate a portion of their normal working hours to us, through workplace schemes.