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akt supports LGBTQ+ homeless young people in crisis. Every day we deal with the effects homelessness can have on young people's lives.

We are currently recruiting women, BAME and trans mentors in Manchester as we are currently underrepresented in these groups.

    Tasks and Responsibilities

    • Directly support young person in need of advice, guidance and support.
    • Match with and meet either at the office or at a public venue in town (coffee shop etc) to discuss issues with them.
    • Match with them and use akt's secure app to meet with them digitally to discuss issues and provide support.

    Volunteers should meet the following criteria:

    • Over 18 years old
    • Ability to communicate confidently and clearly with young people, other volunteers and members of staff
    • Knowledge relating to: LGBTQ+, Sexuality & Gender, Financial, Housing
    • Experience working with vulnerable people

    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.

    Support for Volunteers

    Volunteers receive the following support throughout their volunteering:

    • Structured induction and training 
    • Ongoing support from your supervisor
    • Access to further training
    • Travel and other reasonable expenses reimbursed


    To apply for this role please complete our online application form, or e-mail us for more information.