Peer Education – Workshops in Schools

LGBT Youth Peer Educators:

Help design and deliver anti-homophobia, biphobia, transphobia workshops to young people in schools, colleges and other youth settings.

Peer Educators talk from their personal experience of being lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or trans in school to create awareness of LGBTU issues. Talking about homo/bi/transphobia in schools, Peer Educators put a human face on the effects of bullying and offer advice for students to be more LGBT inclusive and think about their language.

As a Peer Educator you can develop your skills in communication, public speaking, team work and develop an appreciation for different learning styles. Peer Education can help your self-confidence and develop transferable skills that will be beneficial in employment, education or voluntary work.

Time Commitment: Peer Educators are expected to help run at least two workshops per month. The workshops normally take place during the daytime although some of the workshops at youth centres will be in the evening. The duration of workshops themselves are likely to last anything from 45 minutes to 2 hours.

Induction/Training: All Peer Educators will be offered training on communication skills, public speaking and delivery, facilitation, teamwork and learning styles. The team will also be offered ongoing training on various issues

Benefits:

  • Travel fees reimbursed
  • Free refreshments at meetings
  • Ongoing training
  • A reference from Allsorts after volunteering for six months

If you are interested in becoming a Peer Educator with Allsorts please contact education@allsortsyouth.org.uk or call the office on 01273 721211