Volunteering

If you would like to really get involved you can volunteer directly with us. All of our volunteers are enhanced DBS checked and have to complete an application form and have references checked, and an interview. If you are interested in becoming one of our invaluable volunteers, please fill in a volunteer application form that you can download here

Please return the completed application form via email to:                          

volunteer@mermaidsuk.org.uk For anyone interested in volunteering on the helpline, email or web chat

events@mermaidsuk.org.uk For anyone interested in volunteering at events or residential weekends

localgroups@mermaidsuk.org.uk For anyone wanting to support at or start a local family support group

Our volunteers contribute their time in a variety of roles - Here are some examples of the work you could do for Mermaids:

Helpline operator:
We need more volunteers to help us to provide a quality service, with a 2 day training course and supervision and support provided. We ask for a minimum commitment of 2 to 3 hours per week.

Email support service:
Answer emails from a variety of different sources, responding with information, signposting to resources and organisations plus offering emotional support and opportunities for parents and young people to access Mermaids other services. Training, supervision and support is given, and we ask for a minimum commitment of 2 to 3 hours per week.

Teens and parents groups moderations and checks:
All new members of the forums are checked thoroughly and then ongoing moderation of posts is provided. Could you help us with this? Training, supervision and support is provided, and we ask for an hour a day as this post needs to be responsive.

Weekend and day events/groups volunteers:
We need people to help with catering, cleaning up, supporting the Mermaids staff and volunteers at events spread out throughout the year including Prides, our residential weekends, our local groups and other events.

Local Groups:
We need more local groups around the country for parents and young people to get together. Training, support and supervision is given. Meetings are once a month, often weekends, to allow for parents to bring children and young people with them. We look for spaces with at least 2 rooms to allow some privacy.