|Name:||Volunteer for LGBTQ+ drop-in session|
|Location:||Frome Foyer, 1 Palmer Street, Frome, Somerset, BA11 1DS|
Frome Foyer Routes youth drop-in café is looking for people to join the team to help support young (11 years old – 24 years old) members of the LGBTQ+ community in the Frome area. We are planning to run a targeted drop-in support session. As a YMCA volunteer you would be offered training, mentored by a member of the staff team and invited to YMCA Mendip events.
YMCA Mendip has been operating from Wells since 1892 and we now deliver and support a wide range of services, mostly for young people, across the whole of Mendip and also in South Somerset. We’re a fully autonomous independent local charity working for the people of Mendip and South Somerset with a main focus on young people and specialising in housing and homelessness issues.
YMCA Mendip support young people aged 16-25, who are homeless or threatened with homelessness, with supported housing projects, Grace Harris House (Shepton Mallet), Frome Foyer, Street Foyer and new projects in Yeovil. We also have supported accommodation for homeless adults in Spencer House (Wells). We support homeless people and those at risk of homelessness to access private rented accommodation and to maintain their tenancies once housed.
In addition to this YMCA Mendip provides youth clubs and drop ins across Mendip and more recently in Yeovil too. These include Routes Drop in Centre and Café in Frome, Frome Youth and Community Centre providing a range of services to the community and young people and Street Young Peoples Centre, a hub of services for young people. We have Youth Clubs at Glastonbury, Shepton Mallet, Frome, Yeovil and Coleford.
Volunteers enable us to further enrich the work we do with young people and vulnerable adults, for which we are extremely grateful. If you decide to apply you will be making a real difference to our mission to respond to young peoples’ needs, particularly in terms of homelessness and housing.
Although we are part of the worldwide YMCA movement we are self-funded and grateful to the many people and voluntary groups that help us with contributions and donations (and their time) as well as our partners with whom we have contracts.
We are looking for volunteers, who are non-judgemental, fairly proactive with good listening skills with an interest in helping young people. It would be great if we could recruit members of the LGBTQ+ community, though we’d be happy to talk to anyone interested in supporting young people within this role.
|Expenses:||Reasonable travelling and out of pocket expenses.|