MindLine Trans+ volunteering

MindLine Trans+ is a national service, delivered by Bristol Mind and Mind in Taunton & West Somerset.

We are keen to recruit Transgender, Agender, 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 general MindLine helpline service which operates 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

We are now recruiting for new volunteers to start training at the end of in late June 2018.

This training will take place over 6 weeks, during which time there are five Friday all-day sessions (9:45am-5pm) and 5 Wednesday evening sessions (6:30pm-9pm), plus 1 Monday session (9:45am-3pm). Prospective volunteers MUST be able to attend all of the training days and evening in order to be accepted onto the training.

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

How to volunteer

Please refer to the instructions given in our Information Pack. If you are interested in training to be a MindLine volunteer you must book to attend one of our introductory information sessions before you can apply to join the training.

If you wish to attend an information session please email volunteering@bristolmind.org.uk with your name, contact details and the date of the session you wish to attend. Please do not just turn up for an information session, as space is limited and you may be turned away. It is advisable to book early as places are limited.