OTR Bristol | 15/03/2024

Volunteer (Freedom)

Application Deadline: 14/04/2024
Hours: 3 - 4
Salary: Unpaid
Contract Type: Voluntary

Volunteering at OTR is hugely rewarding and we are looking to recruit a number of volunteers for our Freedom project to support LGBTQ+ young people engage in social, informative, and safe supportive spaces.

Freedom, OTR’s Gender and Sexuality project, facilitates weekly groups. The youth group is a relaxed safe space for young LGBTQIA+ people aged 13-18 to meet, make friends, and find people who are experiencing similar things to them. Alongside being a social group, we also have lots of opportunities for the young people to develop their skills and try new things.

If you are:

  • Aged 18+
  • Able to commit for a minimum of 6 months
  • Interested in or have some experience working with young LGBTQ+ people
  • Keen to learn or develop your facilitation skills to create a containing and structured environment for the young people
  • Able to start ASAP

The role offers:

  • Personal and professional growth (and learning 'on the job')
  • Group supervision and training
  • Flexibility
  • All expenses paid
  • Being part of an organisation that is committed to positive social change
  • An opportunity to work with young people at the front end of OTR’s service
  • Additional opportunities to volunteer such as ‘pop-up’ events in the community promoting OTR’s work and young person involvement on staff interview panels

If this opportunity sounds exciting, download the job pack below.

If you would like an informal chat about the role, please email Lucia Thompson -

To apply for this role click the 'Apply now' button below

We welcome applications from all sections of the community and are committed to developing a team that reflects the diversity of the people we work with

OTR & Benefits:

OTR is a mental health social movement by and for young people. The charity is at an exciting stage of its 59-year history and is proud to be reaching more young people than ever before (over 20,000) across Bristol, South Gloucestershire, and North Somerset with creative and diverse mental health and wellbeing info and support.

Click here to find out more about what we do

Our approach to mental health is grounded in a set of beliefs and assumptions that underpin all of our work. We believe that celebrating diversity, empowering and mobilising young people to make change, and catering to the unique strengths, interests and circumstances surrounding young people is key. Our approach centres on collaboration and partnership, building relationships between individuals, peers and communities.

A Willingness to Work with Difference

At OTR, whatever your role or professional background, you will be expected to work in a way that is anti-oppressive and inclusive. Our mission is to develop an organisation that is inclusive for all. We do not claim to be experts, but we are committed to continuous learning and improvement and invite you to join us on this journey.

OTR recognises the benefits to individual practice and organisational sustainability of having a diverse community of staff and volunteers, and to this end, we are continually working towards building and maintaining an environment which values and pursues diversity.

We recognise that tackling systemic inequality, prejudice, racism and oppressive practice requires each of us to actively engage, self-examine and make necessary changes to improve access, and ensure an equitable experience for everyone in society, as well as all of those who come through our doors at OTR.

Job Description: Freedom_Volunteer_Job_Pack.pdf