Anxiety UK actively promotes the inclusion of volunteers in all aspects of its work and recognises the vital role that volunteers contribute to the organisation.

There are currently over 500 volunteers throughout the UK carrying out roles for Anxiety UK in a wide range of capacities: counsellors, clinical hypnotherapists, infoline volunteers, self-help group facilitators, office administrators, technical support, PR and media volunteers, cognitive behavioural therapists, management committee members/trustees, community befrienders, specialist phone-in helpline volunteers, finance assistants and many more.

Supporting those with personal experience of anxiety disorders

Because Anxiety UK is a user-led organisation, we actively seek to recruit those with direct experience of anxiety disorders and recognise the invaluable role such volunteers play in being able to relate to and support others in similar predicaments.

We acknowledge that for many people living with anxiety or anxiety based depression, deciding to do voluntary work can often be a very big step and there can be many barriers that prevent people from taking up voluntary work. Anxiety UK’s office in Manchester has a warm, supportive environment and is entirely staffed by those with personal experience of anxiety and acts as informal transitional employment for those whose long-term goal is to get back into employment.

Volunteering Opportunities

There are a number of ways you can volunteer your time with Anxiety UK. If you are based in or within travelling distance to Manchester, there are volunteering opportunities on our Infoline.

If you are not local to our office in Manchester, there are other ways you can give your time, including:

  • Contributing to our blog or reviewing our Anxious Times magazine
  • Registering your interest in external volunteering opportunities via the Anxiety UK Participation Group
  • Becoming an Anxiety UK therapist (click here for more information)
  • Raising awareness in your local community by distributing leaflets and/or posters in community centre’s, GP surgeries, churches, etc.

How to apply to volunteer

If you are interested in becoming an Infoline volunteer with Anxiety UK, click here.
If you are interested in joining our Anxiety UK Participation Group, click here.

Please be aware that our Infoline service runs on Monday-Friday between the hours of 9.30am-5.30pm. You would need to be available for at least half day a week within these hours in order to volunteer on our Infoline.

Anxiety UK requires all volunteers registered with them to have a valid DBS certificate (enhanced version), which is less than three years old and renewed every three years. To download our Disclosure and Recruitment of Ex-offenders policies, please click here.