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Established in 2007, Norfolk LGBT+ Project is the county’s only dedicated LGBT+ health and wellbeing service provider, providing early intervention and prevention support, services, and information to ...

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Volunteer Support Worker

Organisation role · 2–4 hrs/month
Flexible location
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Norfolk LGBT Project
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Summary

Providing support to LGBT+ drop-in groups across Norfolk by helping to run & put on activities. Groups are varied and include children, young people and adults.

Detailed description

What is involved?

  • Assist in the provision of safe, inclusive and open environment in which service users can be themselves and enjoy variety of activities as part of drop-in sessions.
  • Encourage and support the empowerment and participation of service users
  • Supporting the lead person for the designated group help plan and deliver activities as part of the drop-in sessions.
  • To undertake training required as part of this role.
  • Represent the Norfolk LGBT+ Project in a professional manner and follow all appropriate policies and procedures.


What are we looking for?

Desirable Experience

  • Experience of working with children, young people and adults
  • Group work experience
  • Face-to-face work experience.
  • To understand the needs of the LGBT+ community

Essential Skills

  • The ability to communicate clearly and appropriately with people with diverse needs, backgrounds and experiences.
  • An ability to support the needs of people who identify as LGBT+ or are questioning their sexuality or gender identity.
  • An understanding of and commitment to equality of opportunity (equal opportunities) and to anti-discriminatory practice.
  • An understanding of confidentiality and its importance in this context
  • An ability to engage with the target group in a jovial and fun manner.
  • To be self-directed and highly motivated.
  • The ability to write clear records of work undertaken.
  • The ability to work sensitively and appropriately as part of a team.


More details role description is available.

What volunteers need

🗣️ Native language skills

What we will provide to volunteers

💸 Reimbursement of costs
This volunteering opportunity is expired You can find other volunteering opportunities here.
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About Norfolk LGBT Project

Established in 2007, Norfolk LGBT+ Project is the county’s only dedicated LGBT+ health and wellbeing service provider, providing early intervention and prevention support, services, and information to all age groups so we can help empower individuals to improve their mental and emotional wellbeing and to reduce social isolation of LGBT+ individuals living in Norfolk and Waveney.