METRO Charity are part of the National LGBT Hate Crime Partnership - 31 LGBT organisations working together to encourage and empower victims of LGBT hate crime to recognise it and report. METRO are coordinating this for Southeast London, Kent & Medway and Essex.
We are looking to recruit volunteer hate crime ambassadors and volunteer hate crime coodinators to work in their local area to form a network across those areas.
LGBT Hate Crime Volunteer Co-ordinator
As an LGBT Hate Crime Volunteer Co-ordinator you will be responsible for the administration of our LGBT hate crime service. You will support the organisation in the recruitment, selection and support of LGBT advocate volunteers. You will create links with outreach venues and oversee the coordination of our regular outreach sessions. You will be a point of contact for volunteer ambassadors when they are taking part in the daytime/evening outreach sessions. You will collect, type and store the outreach session reports and appropriately signpost any safeguarding issues.
LGBT Hate Crime Volunteer Ambassador
As an LGBT Hate Crime Ambassador you will provide information to the public about reporting LGBT Hate Crime. You will record any hate crimes reported to you and liaise with METRO regarding these. You will signpost people to relevant services for support.
Download the application and monitoring forms from the bottom of our volunteering opportunities page. For any details on either of these roles, please feel free to give us a call on 020 8305 5000 or email us at email@example.com. Applications close on Friday 11th September with training on Saturday 19th September.
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During the 6 month programme, I developed a close relationship with my mentor. Knowing that I would have to talk to him honestly about what I did in the previous 2 weeks somehow forced me to be safe every time I had an encounter.
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The programme had such an impact on my life that I decided to come on board as a volunteer mentor!
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Thank you so much for taking time to listen to me and truly understand how I am feeling. This is the only appointment I've had regarding HIV that didnít feel rushed.
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Peter- First Point
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I wish this service was around when I was newly diagnosed. I felt my world had fallen apart around me and I didn't know which way to turn for support. You are offering a very valuable service.
Simon - Mentoring
By discussing things at such an intimate level with my mentor, I really came face to face with some of the reasons why I was taking chances before.
Sarah - Counselling
The help and understanding I experienced from everyone I came into contact with whilst using the Metroís services was amazing.
Abimbola- First Point
It has been a long time since I felt that someone actually listened to me.
Michael - Counselling
I gained a huge amount of help from the counselling service and would like to thank the service for offering so much support.