Do you want to volunteer for Gendered Intelligence?
Gendered Intelligence exists to increase understandings of gender diversity and to improve the quality of life of trans people, and young trans people in particular.
In line with this mission Gendered Intelligence seeks to involve volunteers to:
add value to our projects and ensure they meet the needs of our service users by supporting our staff in carrying out their work.
increase our contact with the community we serve by efficiently managing our volunteer pool to expand relevant services.
provide new skills and perspectives by endeavouring to recruit a diverse cohort of volunteers representative of the many different lived experiences of trans people and the allies of our community.
combat the lower rates of employment in the trans community by up-skilling our volunteers through our available programs as relevant to their interests and additional training as applicable.
build a greater and more inclusive sense of community for volunteers and service users by encouraging applications from isolated trans people from marginalised backgrounds and creating a team of trans people and our cis allies committed to a shared goal of greater trans inclusion.
We induct successful volunteer applicants on a monthly basis.
All new volunteers join us as part of our Office Admin program. After volunteering with us in our office for one shift a month for 3 months, new volunteers can apply to our internal volunteer programs.
- Office Admin: Taking part in the Office Admin program will involve volunteering at the Gendered Intelligence Office by assisting with general clerical duties, organising the office and assisting with other day-to-day tasks. Office Admin volunteers can develop to focus on supporting the area of work they’re most passionate about.
Examples of our specialised programs for existing volunteers include:
Events Team: Taking part in the Events Team program will involve volunteering at internal events by assisting with the logistics by setting up the venue, helping the event run smoothly and tidying up after an event. Events Team volunteers can also be involved by representing Gendered Intelligence to the public at stalls booked at external events.
Youth Work: Taking part in the Youth Work program will involve volunteering at the Gendered Intelligence youth groups by supporting our Youth Group Leaders and creating a safe and supportive space for our young people. We run youth groups for a wide range of ages from our Under 12s group, our 16-20 group and our under 21s groups in Leeds and Bristol. There are also opportunities to help out at our events for young people like camps. Volunteers for the Youth Work program must identify as trans and/or non-binary. Applicants must undergo an Enhanced DBS with Children's Barred List check.
We welcome all people, including those who are wishing to volunteer as part of their studies, cis allies such as friends and family of trans people and members of the trans community who are looking to enhance their CV or employment credentials.
Gendered Intelligence also welcomes volunteers' suggestion and development of new ideas and projects.
Applying to Volunteer
In order to find out where or how you might be suitable we ask you to complete a form and then invite you for a short meeting with the Volunteer Coordinator. We run monthly inductions for successful applicants with a follow up meeting after a 3 month probation period.
If you are interested in volunteering with Gendered Intelligence please fill in this short form!