Grassroots is an award-winning charity and UK leader in suicide prevention. We believe that suicide can be prevented through open and direct conversations. Please browse our current positions below.

Social Media Volunteer

We are looking for a driven Social Media Volunteer to attract and interact with targeted virtual communities. Volunteers should have a solid understanding of how each social media channel works and how to optimize content so that it is engaging on those channels.

You are responsible for joining relevant conversations on behalf of the brand and “soft selling” the product by providing support to current and prospective customers or users.

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Closing date for applications is Tuesday 19 March 2019.

Volunteer Fundraiser

This is an opportunity to help us fundraise for our charity. With flexible working, we anticipate this role will require about a half hour a week. Being a volunteer fundraiser can involve:

  • Undertaking collections, including distributing collection tins
  • Attending and supporting our fundraising events
  • Organising your own fundraising ChangeMaker events
  • Encouraging others to fundraise or volunteer for us

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The benefits to you

  • Opportunities to meet like-minded people in your community
  • Opportunity to develop self-confidence, PR, marketing and fundraising skills
  • The satisfaction of knowing you will be making a difference to real people’s lives
  • Reimbursement of out of pocket expenses
  • Resources, training in suicide prevention & mental health, and ongoing support

Skills you need for this role:

  • A warm, friendly and engaging manner
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Previous fundraising experience would be a bonus
  • Commitment to work within fundraising guidelines and policies
  • Willingness to learn about Real Talk and Grassroots
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships
  • Creative with a strong desire to raise funds
  • Understanding of and commitment to equality and diversity
  • Ability and willingness to work as part of a team

To apply for the position, please provide a cover letter (not exceeding 2 pages) describing why you would be most suitable for the role and what attributes you can offer. Please email your cover letter along with your CV to

If your application is shortlisted, we’ll be in touch to arrange an informal meeting.

Latest News!

12 February 2019

Grassroots Music & Magic for Suicide Prevention

You are invited to our fundraising event featuring the music of SJ Brett. Queens Road in Brighton on the evening of Wednesday 6th March 2019. View this event on Facebook, or book your tickets now at Eventbrite...

12 February 2019

Grassroots Suicide Prevention seeks a Social Media Volunteer

We have a new opening for a driven Social Media Volunteer to attract and interact with targeted virtual communities. Find out more here...

22 November 2018

November Newsletter

Featuring: Annual Report, Training Dates, Looking for ChangeMakers, Recruiting Social Media Volunteer, and We Won an Award! Read the newsletter here...

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Stay Alive

A mobile app for those at risk of suicide and people worried about someone.

Android App on Google play
Available on the App Store
Patient Safety Awards Winner, 2015

Responding to the launch of the Stay Alive app Emma Wadey, Director of Nursing Standards and Safety at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, said:

"Suicide is everyone's business; it devastates so many lives no matter who you are, where you work or where you live. We want to use every method available to us to make Sussex, and beyond, a place where people thinking about suicide are supported and helped in their workplace and their community."
National Suicide Prevention Alliance Member

Thank you to all our clients and funders, including

  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Department of Health
  • Crisis Care Concordat
  • Intrum
  • Pavilions
  • The Allen Lane Foundation
  • Brighton & Hove City Council
  • East Sussex County Council
  • West Sussex County Council
  • Ealing
  • Surrey County Council
  • YMCA
  • Royal Navy
  • Public Health England