Get Involved

All volunteering roles are currently on hold due to the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions on social distancing (see our Coronavirus update). However, we are still accepting applications for volunteer roles taking place after the restrictions are lifted.

There are lots of ways you can support ZGBTST. We are a charity and we couldn’t continue to support vulnerable members of the community without your help. If you are interested in any of the below roles please email yasmin@zacharygeddisbreakthesilencetrust.org.


ZGBTST is a community lead, based and focus organisation. We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds for the following roles:

Drop in Advisers

We welcome advisers for drop-in sessions. Sessions are once per week for a maximum of 2 hours. These sessions are on the same day each week and are publicised on our weekly schedule ahead of time. Advisers refer individuals for mentoring or to one of our counsellors if needed. New advisers will be assisted for their first few weeks. We also support placement students who require experience in this capacity.

Youth Events

We facilitate a number of youth events and particularly advocate for this during mental health week. We offer mentoring for youth who can then support their peers. Mentors will be provided with ZGBTST information along with help packs for parents and family of peers if they are struggling.

Fundraising

If you are interested in organising fundraisers in aid of ZGBTST, we ask that you attend a meeting every 2 months to discuss any events you may know of or any other ideas you may have. This role will involve approaching local people, being a voice for ZGBTST & the community, as well as keeping track of funds raised (along with renewing collection boxes etc).

Become a ZGBTST Counsellor

If you are interested in becoming a ZGBTST counsellor, we require you to be qualified to at least Diploma level from a recognised validating organisation. Prior experience working with young people and vulnerable adults would be advantageous. Our counselling sessions are held in timetabled slots with unique spaces and are no more than 4 hours per week.