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We think working in the care profession should be exciting, empowering and most importantly life-changing for you and the people you work with. If you share our belief and would like to work with us, we have a number of ways in which you can get involved.

Healthy Minds Academy Volunteering

The Opportunity

The Camden Hub is launching the Healthy Minds Academy to help us build a network of volunteering opportunities aimed at increasing wellbeing through creating events and activities accessible to the whole community. This is a unique learning opportunity in which you can be part of real meaningful change for the community and health and social care sector more broadly.

The Vision

We aim to redefine what we mean by “mainstream”, and move away from the separation of social activities for traditionally marginalized and vulnerable people. Driven by our core values of Co-production, Mutual Learning, and Empowerment, you will be an integral part of building this vision.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for people with a wide range of skills, knowledge and experiences who are enthusiastic about improving the wellbeing of the community as a whole. You will learn our way of working, gain valuable hands on experience, and have the opportunity to develop team-working, project management, and essential leadership skills in areas of personal interest.

How to get involved:

If you are interested in finding out more about this opportunity, please email and include brief responses to the following:

  • Your name and contact details
  • Why are you interested in joining us?

If successful you will be invited to attend volunteer selection days, which run every 6 weeks. The primary purpose of the selection day is for us to get to know you. You will also be introduced to our values and way of working, and provided more information as to specific opportunities. We do not think that you need any particular experience or skills. Volunteers are selected based on their ability to work within our values, and their desire to learn and grow within our organisation.

I’m interested. How do I let you know?


Innovative learning
by doing

Discovery is a 9-month training programme where theory and practice are NEVER separated. We think people learn best by doing, 

so during your time with us you will be placed right in the heart of our service, working directly with people who experience real and complex social problems. Your front-line practice will be supported by classroom training, one-to-one supervision and group action learning, all of which are directly related to your individual experience of working within the heart of one London’s busiest health and social care hubs.

Whatever you go on to do after the programme, you will be better equipped to understand yourself and others. Complete with a market leading Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care, you will have the skills, experience and enthusiasm you need to lead the change you want to see in the world.

Your journey will look like this…


Induction & Shadowing

Months 1-3

  • Getting to know the team at HCCT
  • Experiencing first-hand our ways of working
  • Introductory training sessions to learn the basics


Growing & Diversifying

Months 4-6

  • Begin working 1-2-1 with clients
  • Start planning your own projects and putting your ideas into practice
  • Training sessions to refine your skills


Putting it all together & Mentoring

Months 7-9

  • Leading group projects and working together as a team
  • Helping others to develop by mentoring and sharing experience
  • Completing your project portfolio and graduating

We ask that your commitment to your own development matches ours. We are passionate about creating a health and social care workforce fit for the challenges of the 21st century. And that is no small ambition – it requires dedication, a willingness to learn, and most importantly, a commitment to be yourself.

Are you ready?

  • Commitment to a 9-month development programme
  • Up to 5 hours of your time per week
  • Time at weekends for training sessions
  • Preparedness to feel out of your comfort zone Enthusiasm to learn

I’m interested. How do I let you know?

Social work students

Use your strengths
to make an impact

We offer placements to BA and MA students of Social Work, and have recently worked with Brunel and London Met Universities and Havering College to place their students in our services. A placement
 with us is an opportunity to work directly with a diverse client group, make a significant impact, and learn about the changing landscape of health and social care, and voluntary and community services.

Social Work Students can expect to be challenged and given responsibility for a wide range of tasks across the organisation – including opportunities to lead on projects. At the heart of our work is modelling learning, growth and personal development and so meaningful reflective practice will be central to the placement. We think it is important to share knowledge and good practice internationally and we have had students on placement for the USA, Denmark, Germany, Belgium and Australia.

I’m interested. How do I let you know?

Placement opportunities

just like you

We work with candidates to offer them a position that is fulfilling, interesting and meets the objectives of their course or programme. Your strengths and development needs are carefully considered and encouraged. We want to make sure that your experience is 

worthwhile by ensuring your skills are used and you grow in confidence. Supervision or reviews surrounding agreed objectives is offered by a Senior Worker or Manager and placements are offered across the organisation.

Recently we have had students from universities such Goldsmiths, UCL and Westminster (to name but a few), and also colleges, including City and Islington, Tower Hamlets, City Lit, London College of Massage and Nordoff Robbins.

Those who joined us, studied a diverse range of subjects, e.g. Psychology, Anthropology, Health and Social Care, Counselling, Massage and Arts Therapies.

I’m interested. How do I let you know?


How do you
want to help?

We welcome applications to volunteer with us in our day services. We have volunteer selection days on a quarterly basis and require that some volunteers are CRB checked, depending on their role. Volunteers are selected on their ability to work within our values, and their desire to learn and grow within our services. If successful, you would have a personal development plan and regular training (e.g. first aid, food hygiene and mental health first aid). We ask you to tell us how you’d like to spend your time, and we do our best to provide opportunities accordingly. You will help with the running of the day service, in a variety of different ways such as: befriending, administration, cooking, teaching, and fundraising.

I’m interested. How do I let you know?

I’m interested!

If you are interested in one of our opportunities, then please register you interest below by filling in this simple form. One of our team will contact you within a week.

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