Become a Volunteer

WE NEED YOU!

Our volunteers all self-identify as LGBT+ and come from a wide range of backgrounds, giving the young people who use our services a huge, diverse group of LGBT+ role models.

"Volunteering at Allsorts has really improved my confidence and I love interacting with the young people! The Worthing groups have such lovely vibes. This organisation is really dear to me."
JASMINE

About volunteering at Allsorts

Our volunteers help the staff to run the groups for the children and young people that we support. At our groups young people can access information and support, meet other LGBTU people and take part in a range of activities designed to promote their well-being.

Common aspects of volunteering include setting up and tidying away, preparing meals for the young people, encouraging young people to take part in activates, being a friendly face and a positive role model to interact with.

All groups have multiple staff members that oversee the running of the group and support the volunteers in the space too. New volunteers are also paired up with existing ones to help show them the ropes and answer any questions you may have.

Volunteers are also highly encouraged to take part in important annual dates in the Allsorts calendar, such as Brighton Pride, Worthing Pride, residential trips and our AGM and birthday celebration.

"I can honestly say that being a community volunteer is one of the best things I’ve done, in terms of both being involved in the LGBTU community and also on a more personal level."
FREYA

Recruitment Process

We have two volunteer recruitments per year in August and January.

Prospective volunteers are required to complete an application form, an informal interview and 4 training sessions before starting in their volunteer role.

Themes of the training cover safeguarding, listening skills and behaviour management and volunteers are also required to undertake an enhanced DBS check and attend regular supervision sessions.

Benefits of volunteering at Allsorts

- Contributing towards the young people’s positive experience of the sessions.
- Opportunities to connect with other volunteers and the wider LGBT+ community.
- Travel fees to/ from drop in reimbursed.
- Free food at group sessions.
- Free training on a range of topics available.
- Reference on request after volunteering regularly for 6 months.

Requirements to become a volunteer

We seek volunteers with the following skills, qualities and experiences:

- Identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or trans (or other minority sexual orientation/ gender identity) & have personal experience and understanding of the issues faced by LGBT+ people.
- Have an understanding of the needs of young people who are LGBTU
- Have an ability to communicate well with young people, staff and visitors
- A commitment to working in ways that empower young people
- Good listening skills
- Be a good team player
- Be able to volunteer in the evenings
- Time to commit to 2 sessions a month
- Reliability
- Have a sense of fun!

We are especially interested in receiving application from BAMER (black, asian, minority ethnicity and refugee) identified LGBT+ prospective volunteers, as this identity is currently underrepresented in our organisation.

APPLY NOW

Download the application form here

The application deadline is 27th August at 9am
Interview date: 29th August in the evening (times TBC)

Compulsory training dates: 

From 5:30- 8:30pm in central Brighton (venue TBC).
- 2nd September
- 9th September
- 23rd September
- 30th September
Travel expenses and food provided.

Contact

For more information or questions about the role, or to register your interest for a future recruitment, please email Reuben.

APPLY NOW

Download the application form here

The application deadline is 27th August at 9am
Interview date: 29th August in the evening (times TBC)

Compulsory training dates: 

From 5:30- 8:30pm in central Brighton (venue TBC).
- 2nd September
- 9th September
- 23rd September
- 30th September
Travel expenses and food provided.

"The problems young people face are much the same I faced in the 80’s. Volunteering can be very rewarding if anyone reading this is thinking about giving it a go."
CHRIS
"I enjoy helping out knowing that the young people have diverse role models and people they can trust and will understand what they going through."
MARINA
Allsorts Youth Project Ltd © is registered charity in England & Wales and regulated by the Charity Commission under number 1123014 and a Company Limited by Guarantee under number 04154118. Registered office address: 69 Ship Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1AE.