Volunteers play a huge role in the work that Sussex Oakleaf does. Just last year, volunteers provided nearly 2,000 hours of support to the organisation and help to take us closer to our vision of a world where people with mental illness and mental health issues are inspired and supported to fulfil their potential and to live their lives as independently as possible.

We recruit volunteers in a range of roles from supporting clients one to one, to running groups and activities in the community to working behind the scenes on administrative tasks.

Help to make a difference 

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Meet new people and new friends 

Learn new skills and gain confidence

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Help to make a difference in people lives


Sussex Oakleaf run an accredited twelve-week course in Peer Mentoring. The course, which runs twice a year in Crawley and Mid Sussex, is the best place to start if you are interested in volunteering with us.

Joining the free course will help you to learn how to use your own lived experience to support others and will also help you learn skills like professional boundaries, dealing with difficult situations and confidentiality.

Get in touch

If you are interested in finding out about volunteering opportunities or our accredited Peer mentoring course then you can contact us using the details below.

Phone: 01444 459517

Email: info@sussexoakleaf.org.uk

Please note - we are unable to take on as many volunteers as we would like but please get in touch with us for a chat to see if we have anything available. 

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