Ongoing role
At a glance


  • Business development
  • Commissioning / contracting
  • Fundraising events
  • Fundraising strategy
  • Researching funders / writing proposals
  • Public relations
  • Project management
  • Volunteer management
  • Strategic development and planning
  • Strategic mentoring


Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 2LZ
Remote opportunity
Travel limit? No limit and can be located anywhere in the UK


Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-3 hours / week, 3-7 hours / week, short term project: 1-15 hours, completed within 4 months or short term project: 15-90 hours, completed within 4 months
Minimum time needed is dependant on the volunteers availability


01 Jul 2020

An exciting opportunity supporting the growth of YourSpaceTime to create new opportunities within mental health for disadvantaged communities via a mobile counselling service.

What will you be doing?

We are asking for the support of your expertise to help build our brand and service. We are looking to find ways to continue our community work, which was established with the launch of a pilot in February 2020. The service was well received and supported by the local community. 

We were ready to expand the pilot, working alongside a reputable business, but due to Covid 19, it has been delayed.

We are living in uncertain times, where the economic and social impact of Covid 19 is still unknown. We want to be best prepared for our return to a new normal and with the future looking like a long road ahead, counselling will play an integral part in helping many with what has and is, about to happen.

The original pilot was funded by a grant from The Paul Hamlyn Foundation and the Director is a recipient of the Ideas & Pioneers award.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for someone who has a genuine in interest in mental health; who wants to help support the growth of our fledgling organisation. We hope to inspire people to create new ideas to help vulnerable and disadvantaged young people, adults and isolated older people.

We are currently a team of 3 and our initiative at this stage will be driven by volunteers.

How you can help

  • Researching and producing applications for funding from grants and foundations.
  • Set up and manage digital fundraising initiatives.
  • Help develop relationships with corporate donors.
  • Help develop relationships with individual donors.
  • Research and develop other funding sources as necessary.

Useful skills and experience to have

We are looking for someone who is:

  • Experienced in fundraising with knowledge of the different opportunities for charities to raise money (grants and foundations, corporate giving, individual giving, digital fundraising and any others).
  • Someone who is motivated and happy to work independently, but with occasional team meetings.

How we would work together

You will work with the YST Director, who is currently the only full-time member of staff. We will work together virtually as a fully remote team of volunteers, via Zoom and/or other online platforms.


We ask volunteers to commit at least 3-5 hours per week - whilst your contribution is on a voluntary basis, we do want to feel like we can rely on you.

What difference will you make?

You'll be supporting an initiative that will lead to the creation of a new, innovative project that is going to help vulnerable adults and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds get through the aftermath of Covid 19.

What's in it for the volunteer?

This is a very exciting opportunity for a passionate and conscientious individual to join a start-up company at a very pivotal time. Volunteering for our organisation will give you an opportunity to contribute to the longer term effects of COVID-19, from the safety and comfort of your home. The global pandemic is affecting us all and we care deeply about making a difference to people's wellbeing through this initiative. We are open to discussing longer term prospects with the volunteer.

Before you apply

Please send a few short paragraphs with your motivation, how you think you can contribute and how much time you're able to commit. Please also send either your CV or your LinkedIn profile link.
  • Black, asian and minority ethnic groups
  • Children / families
  • Community safety / victim support / domestic violence
  • Counselling / advice
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender
  • Local / community
  • Men
  • Mental health
  • Older people / later life
  • Physical disabilities
  • Poverty relief
  • Refugees / migrants
  • Substance misuse
  • Training / employment support
  • Voluntary sector support
  • Women
  • Young people
  • After successfully delivering a free mobile counselling and drop in service for disadvantaged residents of Kingston Upon Thames, the organisation has a clear aim of delivering the service on a...