MindLine Trans+ Volunteer

Bristol Mind
https://bristolmind.org.uk/mindline-transplus-volunteering/
Salary: 
Travel expenses and carers' costs, see info pack for details
Contract Type: 
Volunteer
Hours: 
Part Time
Location: 
Bristol
Contract Details: 
Position subject to successful completion of training
Details of Role: 

Bristol Mind are now recruiting new volunteers to start training MindLine Trans+ in April 2020.

MindLine Trans+ is a national service, delivered by Bristol Mind and Mind in Somerset and funded by national Mind.

We are keen to recruit Transgender, Agender, Genderfluid & Non-Binary volunteers to support the line.

Volunteers receive comprehensive training for the helpline and information service and then work on a rota basis answering calls on Mondays, 8pm to midnight (volunteers based in Taunton and recruited through Mind in Somerset cover the Friday evening service).

Volunteers also have the opportunity to work on our general MindLine helpline service which operations Wed-Sun 8pm to midnight.

What we offer you:

  • extensive and high quality training
  • be part of a friendly team
  • regular supervision and support
  • travel expenses
  • the opportunity to develop your skills and build your knowledge

What we expect from you:

  • agree to work with us for at least a year
  • attend all the training sessions
  • work a four-hour shift each fortnight
  • receive supervision after you have worked on the helpline
  • attend volunteer meetings

This training will take place over 6 weeks, during which time there are six daytime sessions, four evening sessions.

Prospective volunteers must able to attend all of the training days and evenings in order to be accepted on to the training.

Please see our information pack for volunteers for a full outline of what you can expect from the training, including the training dates.

Closing Date: 
Thursday, 5 March, 2020 - 12:00
How to Apply: 

Please refer to the instructions given in the Information Pack. If you are interested in training to be a MindLine Trans+ volunteer you must book to attend one of our introductory information sessions in February/March before you can apply to join the training.

If you wish to attend an information sessions please e-mail us with:

  1. your name
  2. telephone number
  3. email address
  4. the name of the service you wish to volunteer for (MindLine Trans+)
  5. the date and time of the information session you wish to attend (refer to information pack for dates)

Please do not just turn up for an information session, as space is limited and you may be turned away. It is advisable to book early as places are limited.

Contact Person: 
MindLine Administrator
Contact Email: 
volunteering@bristolmind.org.uk