Community Ambassador - volunteer opportunity for lesbian and bisexual women

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Day of week: Opening hours: This role is primarily based from home or at various event locations around the borough as required. If desk or room space is needed these can be provided, following discussion with Richmond Borough Mind. An initial informal volunteer interview would be held at Richmond Borough Mind’s offices based at the Richmond Royal Hospital, Richmond Healthcare Hamlet, Kew Food Road, Richmond, TW9 2TE.
Admission: Amy Cox-Wootton, Volunteer Coordinator Address: Richmond Borough Mind
Richmond Community Healthcare Hamlet
Kew Foot Road
Telephone: 07545933156 Region London, South West
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Help support lesbian and bisexual women's mental health - volunteer opportunity. 

Richmond Borough Mind would like to hear from lesbian and bisexual women who would be able to commit to an average of 3 hours per week to work together with people from the LGB&T community to increase their understanding of mental health and to tell them about the support services that are available locally.  Specifically you would:

  • Provide information and raise awareness about mental health in the LGB&T community
  • Talk to the community about their experiences of mental health, which will be presented to the local authority and NHS
  • Help organise community events, workshops and support groups
  • Encourage more isolated individuals to take part in services by accompanying them

You will receive:   

  • Training in the different aspects of being a Community Ambassador
  • Support from RB Mind Programme Manager, and fellow Community Ambassadors
  • Valuable experience for your CV
  • Lunch and travel expenses

Community Ambassadors are champions of mental health and wellbeing in their community. This is a volunteer role, well supported by RB Mind, which can be very flexible to people's individual availability, interests, and needs.

We are looking for people who live, work, study or socialise in the London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames, who are:


  • Enthusiastic about making a difference in your local community
  • Confident to generate own ideas
  • Pro-active personality
  • Good at listening
  • Able to keep information confidential
  • Able to work sensitively with others and show empathy
  • Able to commit for a minimum of six months
  • Ideally have personal experience of mental health distress or be caring for someone with mental health needs (however this is not essential)
  • Willing to give consent for an Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau Check



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