Application and selection process
If you’re interested in volunteering at Mind, here is some information about our application and selection process, and the steps involved.
Step 1. Search for volunteer positions that interest you and sign up for alerts
You can follow the link below to view all current volunteer vacancies at Mind. Our volunteer opportunities are listed on our e-recruitment system, with information about the opportunity, application requirements, a volunteer position description and a contact person if you have further questions. You can also sign up to get email alerts when a new volunteer position is added.
Create an account on our e-recruitment system, then go to ‘Account Settings’. Here you will be able to select ‘Volunteer’ and save your settings. Every time we have a new volunteer position available, you will receive an email with a link to the position, which you can then apply for.
Step 2. Apply for a volunteer position
Once you have found a position that you are interested in, use our e-recruitment system to apply online.
As part of your application you will be asked to answer a number of questions, and upload your resume.
Step 3. Selection
Our Volunteer Coordinators will analyse your skills, experience and qualifications and compare them with the requirements of the volunteer position. You will be notified if your application meets the criteria and if you will continue through the process.
The next step is a face-to-face interview with the volunteer coordinator or relevant employee at the service which has offered the volunteer position. We will be looking at your potential fit with Mind’s culture as well as exploring your achievements and motivations. Throughout the process, we will be using behavioural-based interviewing techniques that will draw on your experiences and real examples from your professional and personal life.
Assessment and offer of placement
Step 4. Assessment
Our team will conduct two reference checks from either your previous or current employer or volunteering organisation or a personal reference (not immediate family/spouse) to ensure that your potential fit with our culture is right, as well as exploring your suitability for the volunteering position.
Step 5. Offer of volunteer position
The first thing we offer you is congratulations on reaching this stage. We welcome you to the Mind team and send you a link to our electronic on-boarding system, where you will receive your volunteer agreement, as well as information about compliance requirements, including a National Police History Check and the relevant child-based screening check for your state (e.g. Working With Children Check (VIC/WA), Blue Card (QLD), Child-related Screening Check (SA)). You will also receive more information about your induction and training.
Reaching this stage generally takes a number of weeks.