Category Archives: Volunteering

Bidentity goes online!

Lovely peeps, Bidentity, our social support group for those who self-identify under the bi umbrella, is going online!  Instead of a monthly meet up in the centre, we’ll have a shiny new secret group on social media for you to join, chat with others and share posts and information.

The group won’t be visible to those looking for it, and no-one will be able to see that you belong to it, unless they are also in the group.

While one of our staff members will be online to help moderate Bidentity, we’re also looking for a couple of volunteers to help moderate and run the group, doing things like welcoming new members, posting relevant content and ensuring that the group is a safe and welcoming place for all who are in it.  If you would like to volunteer with us and help build a vibrant social support group of folks who identify as Bi or Pan, please get in touch.  You can reach us by e-mail info@derbyshirelgbt.org.uk or by phone 01332 207704 or come to a drop in on Wednesdays 10-1pm or Thursdays 1-4pm.

If you would like to join the group, please also get in touch on the details above.

Volunteering Spotlight!

We’re currently looking for additional LGBT+ Youth Group Leads for our vibrant group based in Chesterfield.  If you are available on a weekly basis, and would like to work alongside LGBT+ Youth, please get in touch.

LGBT+ Youth Group Lead – Chesterfield

A volunteer vacancy has arisen for a youth group lead for our weekly Chesterfield LGBT+ youth group based in the Chesterfield centre.  The role entails supporting attendees, who age from 13-19, actively engaging in constructive discussions and supervising activities focussed around sexual orientation or gender identity.  The role requires a clean DBS check, we can apply for this on your behalf.  You would assist in running or co-running sessions, forward planning session topics and ensuring the safety of attendees.  Full training and support will be given.
This role would suit a mature individual, who has a passion for LGBT support and youth work. 

 We would like you to:

Be passionate about supporting the local and wider LGBT community and allies.
Be an excellent communicator.
Be able to constructively challenge prejudice and ignorance.
Be reliable and trustworthy.
Have had experience of an LGBT journey, know someone who has, or be aware of some of the issues that LGBT people can face.

In return we can offer:

Specialist role training, including ongoing awareness training for potential issues.
Personal safety training dependent on role.
One-to-one support from our staff, support from our volunteer team and volunteer socials.
An opportunity to build confidence, gain experience, give time and life experience to your LGBT+ community, and volunteer in a supportive environment.

 For more information or an application form, please contact the Project Officer for Volunteering, Suzanne at suzannefm@derbyshirelgbt.org.uk or on 01332 207704 Tuesday to Friday.

 

DF Needs you! Volunteering at Derbyshire Friend

At Derbyshire Friend, volunteers are involved in all parts of our service, from planning and running events, to representing us at PRIDE’s, meetings and conferences, PSE outreach work, answering the helpline, administration, research and IT support, and being involved in our LGBT support and social groups. Being a volunteer here means that you complete awareness training, have regular support from the Volunteer Co-ordinator, and on-going development and training at our monthly volunteer meetings.

The Volunteer Co-ordinator will work with you to help you achieve your goals through volunteering, whether it’s to learn new skills, build confidence, meet new people, gain life experience, or to help Derbyshire Friend support others. There are a variety of short and long term opportunities currently available for people with enthusiasm and time to volunteer for us, please find our current volunteering opportunities below:

Please note all of these opportunities are available at our centre in Derby, unless otherwise stated.

 

We would like you to:
Be passionate about supporting the local and wider LGBT community and allies.
Be an excellent communicator.
Be able to constructively challenge prejudice and ignorance.
Be reliable and trustworthy.
Have had experience of an LGBT journey, know someone who has, or be aware of some of the issues that LGBT people can face.

In return we can offer:
Specialist role training, including on-going awareness training for potential issues.
Personal safety training dependent on role.
One-to-one support from our Volunteer Co-ordinator, support from our volunteer team and monthly volunteer meetings.
An opportunity to build confidence, gain experience, give time and life experience to your LGBT community, meet new friends and volunteer in a supportive environment.

Click here to see current Volunteering opportunities