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

Training to become a MindLine Trans+ volunteer takes place over 6 weeks, during which time there are 6 all-day sessions (9:30am-5pm) and 6 evening sessions (6:30pm-9pm). Prospective volunteers MUST be able to attend all of the training days and evening in order to be accepted onto the training.

Our Information Pack gives a full outline of what you can expect from the training. (Please note that the dates contained within this refer to our most recent training for which we are no longer accepting applicants)

How to volunteer

We will be recruiting again in the Spring of 2020. If you are interested in applying to join our next volunteer training please email volunteering@bristolmind.org.uk with your name and email address.