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Volunteer

Volunteer

How can I volunteer for CALM?

Volunteers are essential to CALM’s success – spreading the word, starting conversations and taking CALM to places we otherwise couldn't reach. CALM volunteers get up to all sorts, including:
  • Cheering on runners at marathons and races
  • Representing CALM at events like gigs, matches, plays and beer festivals
  • Packing up and sending out bundles of CALM goodies
  • Helping out with essential office admin at CALM's HQ
We leave the practical support to paid professionals, who operate CALM's helpline and webchat service.  

What will I get out of volunteering?

As a volunteer, you'll be supporting CALM to tackle male suicide and campaign for long-term culture change. Beyond making a positive impact, there's plenty you’ll get out of volunteering for CALM, such as:
  • In-depth induction for Street Team volunteers
  • Support from CALM's dedicated Volunteer Coordinator and the chance to improve your experience through our Annual Volunteer Survey
  • Opportunities to develop your own skills – including interpersonal skills, confidence, initiative, empathy and active listening
  • Experience working with a rapidly-growing charity running world-changing campaigns

Street Team

CALM's Street Team gets out and about to raise awareness of CALM, our services and the issue of male suicide. Opportunities are varied depending on your availability and interests, but you can expect to be talking to people about CALM at different kinds of events. Before joining the Street Team, volunteers have an induction session to get skilled up and confident discussing CALM. Whilst we're working on expanding across the UK, most Street Team volunteering currently takes place in London.

Office Volunteering

If you have spare time during the working day, you can help out at CALM's HQ in London's Waterloo. As CALM grows and grows, we get lots of requests from supporters for materials and merchandise, which we can't fulfil without our amazing office volunteers. You don’t need to have an induction session, so it's a great way to start getting involved.

Skills Bank

From photographers and filmmakers to researchers and data analysts, we are immensely lucky to benefit from the time and expertise of supporters who give their skills in support of CALM. You can offer any skills you have in support of CALM – just remember to include examples of your work or any relevant qualifications when you get in touch.

In your workplace

Many companies get involved in CALM volunteering through the workplace, with great benefits for employees such as team building and the chance to develop skills. Volunteering is just one of the ways your workplace can support CALM – find out more here.

Getting started

If you want to start volunteering for CALM, check out the options below then contact [email protected] with the following information:
  • Your name and contact details
  • Where you’re based
  • Type of volunteering you're interested in
  • Availability for volunteering
  • Your motivation for wanting to volunteer
  • Any relevant experience you would bring to the role, including examples of work or relevant qualifications for Skills Bank