PAPYRUS Volunteering

As a chartity our volunteers are involved in many different aspects of our work, from fundraising in their local area to helping out in our office.

We are always pleased to hear from any one wishing to donate their time and skills to help us save young lives, from helping us in the office, to raising awareness in your local comunity, there are plenty of ways you can help with just a few hours free each week.

"I would most definitely recommend volunteering to others as it gives you not only the new ways to develop skills and gain new experiences, but also volunteering also gives you the opportunity to make difference to the thousands of young people that PAPYRUS supporters every year." Louise, Fundraising Intern, Summer 2013

Current Vacancies

Please click on the roles which interest you to download the full Role Description.

Collection Tin Coordinator

Database Administrator

The deadline for this post is Thursday 26th September at midday

Events Volunteer

Day Volunteer


To apply please download the Application Form here.

Your form can be emailed or posted back to us at the address detailed on it. We will be back in touch shortly to arrange an informal interview or phone call with you - thank you for your interest.

Join our network of fabulous fundraisers!

If you are interested in fundraising for PAPYRUS, please visit the Start Fundraising section here Fundraising Section.

Train as a Suicide Intervention 'first-aider'

If you want to train in suicide intervention or suicide awareness, see our Training section.

Share your experience and opions

  • If you want to support us in raising awareness of young suicide prevention and shatter the stigma surrounding young suicide by sharing your own experience, please contact our CEO.

Volunteer Suicide Prevention Advisors

At PAPYRUS, our suicide prevention services are operated by qualified personnel. PAPYRUS recognises that some such people want to offer their services as volunteers. Working alongside our regular staff at our Warrington office in North West England, these volunteers bring experiences from their own world of work with young people or with people who are experiencing suicidal thoughts or behaviour. Primarily these volunteers, work to offer life-saving advice through HOPELineUK, PAPYRUS text and email advice.

  • You will need to be qualified at degree level in mental health, social care, teaching, youth work or similar

  • You will have at least three years experience in working with people who are suicidal or living with a mental illness

  • You will be passionate about offering practical and specialist advice to young people who may be suicidal and to those who are concerned about them

  • You will receive support and training to supplement your own skills, knowledge and experience

  • You would support the work of the others on the team of professional advisors

  • You will work some unsocial hours to meet the needs of vulnerable adults and young people

  • You will comply with PAPYRUS Safeguarding Policy and Procedures including an Enhanced CRB Disclosure or equivalent (PAPYRUS organises this)

To arrange an in formal (no obligation) conversation with our Suicide Prevention Coordinator, please contact us here or telephone 01925 572444.

For all of the advertised Volunteer Roles you will recieve full support and training to supplement your own skills, knowledge and experience.

To arrange to find out more please contact us here or telephone 01925 572444.