Volunteer

Make a huge difference

We wouldn’t be able to deliver our vital services without volunteers. Our volunteers help with fundraising, serve and assist in our cafe, and support our service users through peer support work. We’re always looking for enthusiastic people to volunteer with us, and it doesn’t have to be a big commitment.

Benefits of volunteering

  • Make a difference to the lives of people with mental health problems
  • Give something back to your local community
  • Full training and support every step of the way, including regular supervision
  • Develop skills and experience which may lead to new career opportunities

Current volunteer vacancies

Co-Facilitator – Self Development Courses

We are looking for a passionate and motivated volunteer to help facilitate our drop in at Wharfe Valley Pathways. Wharfe Valley Pathways is a community-based service to help people access physical and mental wellbeing support in Wharfedale.

Location: Christchurch, The Grove, Ilkley, LS29 9LW.
Hours of work: The Drop in runs every week Thursday from 9.30am to 4.30pm. Hours can be discussed.

If you like the sound of joining our community of incredible volunteers, and would like to discuss this role further, please email jodie.denning@thecellartrust.org or call 01274 586474.

To apply please complete the application form and send to: volunteering@thecellartrust.org

You will also need to complete an enhanced DBS check and online safeguarding training.


Peer Support Volunteer – Parents Online

We are looking for passionate and motivated volunteers with experience as a parent/carer to provide text-based emotional support to other parents and carers through our chat platform, Parents Online.

Location: Home-based (online).
Hours of work: A minimum of two 3 hour shifts per month (6pm-9pm Monday – Friday).

If you like the sound of joining our community of incredible volunteers, and would like to discuss this role further, please email Noreen Kazmi: noreen.kazmi@thecellartrust.org

To apply please complete the application form and send to: volunteering@thecellartrust.org

You will also need to complete an enhanced DBS check and online safeguarding training.


Volunteer Co-Facilitator – Peer Support Groups

We are looking for a passionate and motivated volunteer to help facilitate our weekly Peer Support Groups. Peer support involves people with experience of mental ill-health supporting each other towards better wellbeing.

Location: The Cellar Trust, Farfield Road, Shipley, BD18 4QP (possibly some home-based online groups).
Hours of work: One 2 hour session per week, in 8 week blocks. Dates to be confirmed.

If you would like to gain experience in the field of mental health and discuss this role further, please email

Becky Coombes:  becky.coombes@thecellartrust.org

To apply please complete the application form and send to: volunteering@thecellartrust.org

You will also need to complete an enhanced DBS check and online safeguarding training.


Volunteer Co-Facilitator – Peer Support Training

We are looking for a passionate and motivated individual to volunteer as Co-Facilitator to deliver our Level 3 accredited peer support training course. The Cellar Trust is nationally recognised for our award-winning approach to peer support and we provide training to anyone aiming to gain professional certification in this unique and proven type of support work.

Location: The Cellar Trust, Farfield Road, Shipley, BD18 4QP and home-based online sessions.
Hours of work: All training sessions are 10am-4pm. Dates to be confirmed and offered to volunteers when known.

If you would like the chance to make a real difference to the people we support and would like further information on this role, please email David Gill: david.gill@thecellartrust.org

To apply please complete the application form and send to: volunteering@thecellartrust.org

You will also need to complete an enhanced DBS check and online safeguarding training.


Volunteer Catering Assistant

We are looking for enthusiastic and committed Volunteers to help the Catering Manager in the day to day running of our onsite Community café. We are keen to speak to people who want to develop their skills and join a fun and supportive team.

Location: The Cellar Trust, Farfield Road, Shipley, BD18 4QP.
Hours of work: Our cafe is open between 10:00 and 14:30, Monday to Friday, and we require volunteers who can cover during these times.

If you would like to discuss this role further, please email maureen.moore@thecellartrust.org or call 01274 586474.

To apply please complete the application form and send to: volunteering@thecellartrust.org

You will also need to complete a basic DBS check for this position.


DBS checks

Because many Cellar Trust volunteer roles include working with vulnerable adults, most of our roles require a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. This means that police records including warnings, reprimands and convictions are checked before people start as Cellar Trust volunteers. Having a warning, reprimand or conviction does not prevent you from volunteering at The Cellar Trust; we value and welcome volunteer applications from ex-offenders. If you have a criminal record, a risk assessment will take place to make sure volunteering at The Cellar Trust is suitable. Please see our DBS FAQ to find out more about DBS checks. DBS checks for volunteers are free, you will not be charged for a DBS check.

Whatever your reasons for wanting to get involved, contact us at volunteering@thecellartrust.org or call 01274 586474 and we can look at the next steps.