Interests

  • LGBTQ
  • Mental Health

Activities

  • Advice and Information
  • Befriending & Buddying
  • Counselling
  • Mentoring

In addition, we look for someone with experience in group delivery or individual work with clients, with good communication, listening and people skills, and the ability to get alongside others in a relaxed setting.    The volunteer role also includes a small amount of time either side of the group meeting to brief & debrief.  Due to the nature of our work, this role would suit someone wanting a more long-term involvement.  Some clients may have communication and confidence difficulties due to a number of health-related issues.  

Key Points

• Monthly involvement, online (currently)

• Tuesdays 19:15 to 21:00pm  (19:30 to 20:30pm service)

• Long term involvement (12 – 24 months plus)

• Typically attracts 6 - 10 attendees

What we ask of you

• Support fellow facilitators to run the monthly group and any activities

• Help manage the online platform, brief and debrief 

• Sign in, welcome and help attendees feel relaxed and included

• Welcome newcomers, involving them in activities and conversation

• Support and assist fellow facilitators with any difficulty that may arise

• Treat all client information as confidential

• Respect the need for personal & professional boundaries with clients

• Report any safeguarding concerns to staff in a timely manner to ensure clients are able to access the support they need (safeguarding training will be provided)

Benefits you will receive

• Being part of a friendly, caring and supportive service

• Regular involvement in the LGBTQ+ and Mental Health community

• Making a difference to the lives of other people

• Gain experience working alongside people with mental health etc

• Training relevant to the role

• Reimbursement of travel expenses (for non-online meetings)

What skills do I need?

Qualities that make a successful LGBTQ+ Group Facilitator

• Identify as LGBTQ+ or have associated experience

• Professional or work related experience

• Ability to manage a group

• Maintains personal & professional boundaries

• Good interpersonal skills 

• Reliable, friendly, flexible, patient, empathetic, compassionate

• Ability to ask for help (if you need to)

• Ability to work as part of a small team

• Passionate about supporting other people

You do not need to have any previous volunteer experience to volunteer for this role although the ability to get on with people and communicate well with others is key.  


Interests

  • LGBTQ
  • Mental Health

Activities

  • Advice and Information
  • Befriending & Buddying
  • Counselling
  • Mentoring

Details

  • Accessibility
  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
  • Do you have an underlying health condition
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Extra Skills
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 06/02/2024

End Date: 14/11/2024

Slot Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No No No
Afternoon No No No No No No No
Evening No Yes No No No No No

Availability Details

• Monthly involvement, online (currently) • Tuesdays 19:15 to 21:00pm (19:30 to 20:30pm service)

Location

This opportunity can be carried out whilst working from home.

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