Youth group volunteering
Last updated: 11/11/2021

Could you help out at a GI youth group?

At Gendered Intelligence, our youth groups are growing every month. We’re looking for enthusiastic trans-identified volunteers to work alongside our youth group leaders to help facilitate and shape our groups.

If you are aged 18 or over and would like to work with a range of young trans people aged 7 - 25 in cities across England, read on to find out how to apply to become a Gendered Intelligence youth group volunteer.

We run in person as well as online youth groups in London and Leeds.

To volunteer at the in-person groups, you should live in one of these cities or a short travelling distance to one of them.

We also run groups specifically for young trans people of colour and transfeminine young people, as well as extra projects such as a swimming group, Nature Connections and Youth Board.

What are we looking for in a volunteer?

Working with a large group of young trans people can be inspiring, but you will need to be committed to build up a good relationship with the group. We would like to hear from people who are:

What will you gain from being a youth group volunteer?

Being a youth group volunteer gives you the opportunity to:

You will also have the chance to volunteer at GI events and on our annual camping trip.

How can I apply?

To apply, follow the advice on our website here

It's OK if you do not have experience of working with young people.

If you have any access needs or other needs, please let us know on the application form. We want all of our volunteers to feel happy and safe in their work. Useful information.

Please check that you meet the criteria for becoming a volunteer before you apply. To apply to be a youth group volunteer at, you should be:

To volunteer for any of our TPOCalypse youth groups, you must be a person of colour.

To volunteer for our Transfemme youth group, you should identify as transfemme/a trans woman, and/or experience transmisogyny.

Youth group spaces are wheelchair accessible.

All volunteers will have to undergo a DBS check, organised by us.

The young people we work with demonstrate that being trans never means just one thing. We want to support all sorts of differences. We are looking for a diverse team of volunteers to support our youth work and particularly welcome applicants who are people of colour, from African, Asian, Caribbean, Latin American, Middle Eastern and mixed heritage backgrounds, transfemme applicants, and those from working class backgrounds. We do our best to reduce the barriers to volunteering with GI.

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