LGBTQ+ mental support volunteer
The Wild Mind Project
The Wild Mind Project would welcome a volunteer who identifies as LGBTQ+ to help us deliver our programmes, to support the emotional and mental well-being of LGBTQ+ young people, usually aged between 16 and 25.
Our programmes are held outside (weather permitting) in green spaces where the young people engage in conservation, gardening or local history leaning. This is combined with creative activities such as painting, needle felting, whittling, Lino-cutting, wood work, tie-dyeing and cooking on an open fire. We talk and the group share individual and group struggles.
The volunteer would help us set-up and pack away at the end of the session, collect evaluation data, make coffee/tea, help with delivery activities and talk to the young people.
A love of nature, and a friendly and enthusiastic personality is important.
The following would be helpful but are not a requirement:
- Lived experience of mental ill-health.
- Youth work experience.
- Gardening or conservation knowledge.
- An interest in art and creative activities.
- A chance to support your young LGBTQ+ community, who are struggling with mental ill-health.
- Spending time in nature.
- Learning new skills and doing fun activities.
Our programmes generally run at weekends and each session lasts for 2 hours, so a volunteer would be needed for a minimum of 3 hours.
Locations are accessible by public transport or parking is generally available.
When do I need to be available?
|Details||Programmes might run on Saturday or Sunday and might be in the morning or afternoon, or both!|
- Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender
- Mental Health
- Wildlife and Animals
- Young People
Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
An equal opportunities form is included in the volunteer application form.
Public transport costs paid on production of receipt.
Health and Safety
Health & Safety policy available
Insurance Cover for Volunteers
Volunteers are required to have an enhanced DBS check when trial period completed.
Suitable for 13 - 16 years
Suitable for 16 - 18 years
Suitable for a group of volunteers
Suitable only for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BAME, Women only)
LGBTQ+ applications welcome
Support on Offer
This role is adaptable for different abilities