MindLine Trans+ volunteering

In preparation for the launch of our new Trans specific service, Bristol MindLine are keen to recruit Transgender volunteers.

Trans volunteers wanted

In conjunction with national Mind, Bristol MindLine will be opening a new Trans specific emotional support and information signposting helpline, covering the south west of England.

In preparation for the launch of this service we are keen to recruit Transgender volunteers.

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 Taunton Mind will cover the Friday evening service).

Volunteers also have the opportunity to work on our existing 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

Training Info for Volunteers

Mindline has a long standing reputation of providing excellent training. Volunteers on our Trans service will be required to attend training before they can work on the Trans helpline. This training takes place in May and June 2017 over approx. 6 weeks, during which time there are five Monday all day sessions (9.30am to 5pm) and six Wednesday evening sessions (6.30 to 9pm). You MUST be able to make all the training days and evenings. The next volunteer training will commence on the Wednesday 3rd May 2017 followed by consecutive Mondays. Please open or download the 2017 Info Pack for MindLine Training or call 0117 980 0381. If you can make these dates please email liz.sorapure@bristolmind.org.uk

Phone: 0117 980 0381