Outline (Woking)


Sexuality and Gender Identity Support Charity – Outcrowd Support Advisor

Sexuality and Gender Identity Support Charity – Outcrowd Support Advisor

Outline the Surrey based Sexuality and Gender identity (LGBT) support charity is looking for new volunteers  to support the smooth operation of our Social Safe Space groups based in Woking and Ripley and Reigate.

Do you identify as LGBT or have a sound understanding of the communities and the issues faced by people in these community groups? Have you got experience in running and facilitating a group e.g. youth work, teaching, social support service group?

Outline is looking for volunteers that can help enable befriending and face to face active listening support for one of our local groups in Surrey.

As an Outcrowd Support Advisor you will work with a Group Leader/Outcrowd Lead and participate in a rota. The commitment we ask for is to attend one, three-hour evening support group each month and be able to correspond with your group leader regularly throughout the month. Occasional training will be required to keep you up to date this is often run on a Saturday or weekday evening.

Our Outcrowd groups provide safe social space for people in the LGBT communities to come together, socialise, meet people for the first time in a relaxed setting, with volunteers on hand to facilitate introductions and ensure that people feel welcome and included when attending the group.

Approximately 4 hours of initial training on the awareness of key issues and skills required, a workbook and quizzes support you to pick up an understanding whilst learning as you go. Alongside this you will use your life skills and pickup tips from experienced volunteers.

Volunteering does not just benefit our service users, it can really benefit you as a volunteer too! Volunteering allows you to develop new skills and use your existing skills in new ways. The listening and communication skills you pick up can help you in all aspects of your life. Volunteering can help you improve your CV, change your job, the opportunities are endless.

As outline works with vulnerable adults and young people it is necessary to carry out Disclosures and Barring Checks (DBS/criminal records checks) to an enhanced level.

If you would like to volunteer, please click this link and apply through our application form.