The akt Outreach Programme aims to spread the word about akt far and wide with the goal of letting as many LGBTQ+ young people as possible know we’re here to support them if or when they need us.

We are looking to recruit outreach volunteers who will be responsible for working with the North East services team and our outreach support volunteers to approach a wide range of organisations across the North East and Yorkshire, for example youth agencies, schools and college with information about our services and the support we can offer. We will also train you in how to deliver outreach activities to different groups for example, in person presentations or online workshops.

Suggested activities

  • Using your existing networks to spread the word about akt to young LGBTQ+ people who may be experiencing homelessness or living vulnerably
  • Accessing online spaces or LGBTQ+ groups
  • Researching organisations to approach for outreach activities and working with other outreach volunteers and the Services team to coordinate these
  • Delivering outreach activities (training will be provided)

What you will gain

  • Experience in the voluntary sector and insight into the work of akt
  • Increased confidence and communication skills
  • Digital skills and IT experience
  • Access to ongoing training and development opportunities
  • We can offer you a reference
  • Opportunity to be part of the akt team and social opportunities with other volunteers

Time commitment

This role can be flexible around your other commitments but we would ask for around 8 hours a month.


Visits to other organisations within the region and occasional visits to the akt office to check in and collect Merchandise: Mea House, Ellison Place, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8XS


Travel will be reimbursed and lunch expenses if volunteering for 4 hours on one day.

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Any questions? Email [email protected]