HELP RAISE AWARENESS OF THE WORK OF AKT SO WE CAN CONTINUE TO SUPPORT MORE LGBTQ+ HOMELESS YOUNG PEOPLE IN CRISIS


As an akt Champion, you will work under the supervision of the Services team in London to engage with a variety of local organisations and groups to raise awareness of the work of akt to reach out to LGBTQ+ young people who may need akt's support and increase referrals into our services.


We don’t believe in ‘hard to reach’ but rather making ourselves easy to see, which is why we want champions in the community. In London we want to be in bars, clubs, festivals, community spaces and more. 

In Newcastle and Manchester we want to spread the word in schools, colleges, youth groups and beyond. Part of this role will be about seeking out where young people are and making sure our message is seen and heard. If you live outside of these areas please do still get in touch, we can send you resources to organise your own presentation, or simply some flyers and leaflets to take to local organisations. 


At akt we are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity, we are committed to our staff and volunteers reflecting the diverse community we serve. We particularly encourage applications from BAME, transgender identities and disability groups, who are currently under-represented within the akt team. We are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments individuals may require in the process, on commencement, or once in post to make this opportunity fully accessible. 


USEFUL PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE/SKILLS

Confidence speaking in front of groups of various sizes

Good verbal communication skills

Good understanding of the LGBTQ+ community and issues faced

BENEFITS TO YOU 

Knowing your volunteering will help reach out to vulnerable LGBTQ+ people

Opportunity to develop new skills and meet a wide variety of people

Full induction given and access to ongoing training on issues relating to young people

Out of pocket expenses reimbursed (travel and lunch if volunteering for over 4 hours)

Opportunity to attend akt socials


Interested? Fill out this short application form or for more information email us at [email protected]