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The Albert Kennedy Trust in London is looking for trans volunteers aged over 25, to work with young LGBT people aged 16-25 who are homeless or living in a hostile environment as part of a pilot project.
We are recruiting for the following roles:
Trans mentors - Volunteer mentors meet one-on-one with an LGBT young person who is homeless or living in a hostile environment, usually once a week or every two weeks. It may be you just meet for a chat, or to support a young person with practical tasks like writing a CV, completing a job application or searching for accommodation online. We are looking for individuals who are able to offer a regular commitment to work with a young person - mentoring relationships can last weeks or months – as long as the young person continues to require the support and meets AKT’s age criteria.
eMentors - AKT is currently piloting an e-Mentoring scheme across the U.K, offering online support via email, IM and webcam to young LGBT people. Mentors and trans buddies will have the option to also work with this project and utilise software to work with young people online, or to volunteer specifically with this project. Work as a e-mentor is flexible, and can include home-working.
Applicants are welcome to apply for all three roles if they wish. We encourage applications from all sections of the trans community – trans men, trans women, non-binary or genderqueer identified people, etc. We would like to also have diversity in experience when it comes to choosing to medically transition or not. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from individuals who are from black and/or ethnic minority backgrounds.
All successful applicants will receive a day of training before commencing with mentoring or buddying, and will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. We can advise any successful applicants on the confidential checking process available for transgender people undergoing DBS checks to avoid disclosure of previous names, if required.