MindLine Trans+ volunteering

Trans volunteers wanted

Bristol Mind and Mind in Taunton & West Somerset have launched a Trans+ helpline for the South West of England, including Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Bristol, Bath & North Somerset, North Somerset, Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall.

We are keen to recruit Transgender, A Gender, Gender Fluid & 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 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

Information on training to be a volunteer

MindLine has a long standing reputation for delivering excellent training. Volunteers on our Trans service will be require to attend training before they can work on the helpline.

This training will take place over approximately 6 weeks, during which time there are five Monday all-day sessions (9:30am-5pm) and six Wednesday evening sessions (6:30pm-9pm). Prospective volunteers MUST be able to attend all of the training days and evening in order to be excepted onto the training.

Our Volunteering Information Pack gives a full outline of what you can expect from the training.

The next volunteer training for MindLine will take place in sometime the late Autumn or Winter.

How to volunteer

If you are interested in volunteering for MindLine Trans+ please call 0117 980 0381 to register you interest or email volunteering@bristolmind.org.uk