Volunteer Peer Mentor

Unpaid Opportunity
25 Mar 2018
25 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Voluntary, Unpaid

The main aim of a Peer Mentor is to provide the opportunity for an individual within the LGBT+ communities to work towards being who they are in a more complete, satisfying and resourceful way.



  • Provide support for an individual or group of individuals.
  • Establish, maintain and manage professional boundaries within the group.
  • Enable individual(s) to identify and explore their concerns.
  • To help raise the individual’s self-esteem and confidence through a positive and supportive relationship.
  • Where required, to review options and consequences of change.
  • Promote the aims of Kroma
  • Use skills to develop and promote a positive relationship with the individuals.
  • Discuss common concerns and issues that may be raised from outside sources, e.g. press, social media
  • Establish and maintain appropriate, positive and inclusive environment and boundaries
  • Signpost and support individuals to relevant organisations
  • Provide empowerment to individuals
  • Encourage individuals to attend events outside of the meetings
  • To inform the Volunteer Coordinator of all individual contact on a minimum of a monthly basis using the email system provided.
  • To notify the Volunteer Coordinator of any emerging problems and seek support whenever necessary.
  • To encourage the reporting of all hate crime incidents and notify as per the Hate Crime Policy

About You

  • Awareness of issues affecting LGBT+ individuals
  • Reliable and good timekeeping
  • Respectful, sensitive and caring towards others
  • Respectful of confidentiality issues and maintain boundaries
  • Able to work as part of a team and on own initiative and know when to seek support.
  • Required to attend Basic Induction Training prior to the start of volunteering.
  • Ongoing support from the Volunteer Coordinator
  • Attend regular monthly / committee meetings with other volunteers, management team and trustees
  • Ongoing training opportunities
  • Social events with other volunteers and individuals

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