Jobs & Volunteering

Volunteer Opportunities

Applications welcome to join our team of LGBTQ volunteers for our Online Support service, Peer Mentoring and Befriending and Counselling services.

Thank you to all applicants for our recent volunteer recruitment which closed on 13th May 2020.
The dates for the volunteer training: Fridays 12th, 19th, 26th June 10.30am-12.30pm (via Zoom)

We will next be recruiting for volunteers in November 2020. You are welcome to send in applications in the meantime and we will keep them on file until then. Keep an eye on our website and social media pages for exact dates to be confirmed.

If you are interested in volunteering for us, please see our Volunteer Application Pack, which includes the welcome letter, person specification and application form. Please complete application form and email it to [email protected] with the subject 'Volunteering' and the role(s) you are interested in.

We are now offering online and telephone support throughout the coronavirus pandemic and we need volunteers to offer their time and skills to help us develop the range of support we offer for mental health.

Our Online Support service offers one-to-one support and information for people all around the UK, and around the world. We are open most evenings from around 5:30pm, and offer weekly trans, advocacy and under 30s advocacy sessions.

Our Peer Mentoring and Befriending service offers people the opportunity to be matched with a mentor or befriender who will be able to support them with something difficult they are facing. This might be getting out a bit more, or going through a difficult time, or something else. Peer Mentors and Befrienders offer one-to-one support and can help reduce isolation and loneliness.

Our LGBTQ Counselling service is offering online and telephone counselling. We welcome applicants who have remote counselling skills to join our team. Please email [email protected] to enquire.

Full training and supervision will be offered for all roles.

We particularly welcome applications from people over the age of 50, those who identify as trans and non-binary, and people of colour, as these groups are currently underrepresented in our volunteer team.

Online Support Workers

We are currently looking for new volunteers to join our evening and weekend Online Support service.

You will be supporting people one-to-one online with a wide variety of issues relating to mental health, sexuality, gender identity, relationships and isolation.

Volunteers will normally work in pairs to support each other when talking to contacts.

Regular supervision and team meetings, as well as full training, is provided.

Please complete the Volunteer Application Pack and email it to [email protected] with the subject 'Volunteering' and the role(s) you are interested in.

Peer Mentors / Befrienders

We are currently looking for new volunteers to be Peer Mentors and join our Peer Mentoring Service.

We are looking for volunteers who identify as LGBTQ, have lived experience of mental health, and who would like the opportunity to receive training to become a mentor.

Regular one-to-one and team support and supervision is available, and you would be expected to attend team meetings.

You will need to be able to commit to the role for at least six months.

Please complete the Volunteer Application Pack and email it to [email protected] with the subject 'Volunteering' and the role(s) you are interested in.

Counsellors

MindOut are recruiting both trainee and qualified volunteer counsellors to join our busy, low-cost LGBTQ Affirmative counselling service. There is currently no closing date for volunteer counsellor applications.

We need counsellors who:

  • are training on/qualified from level 7 (Post Graduate level) or above courses
  • identify as LGBTQ
  • trans and BAME LGBTQ counsellors are particularly welcome to apply

To find out more about the service, see mindout.org.uk/counselling 

To enquire, please email [email protected]