Interested in Joining the Team?
Chrysalis is a combination of a dedicated team (staff and volunteers), massive support from our allies and community projects, and much appreciated funding from organisations and donations, all come together to provide amazing support for our members.
Would you like to get involved?
- Willing to gain or already have an understanding of trans+ experiences
- A good communicator
- Embracing equality and diversity
If you said yes to those, we would love to hear from you.
Below you will find a list of positions that we frequently need to fill.
In order to get the best out of and for our volunteers and provide the best service to those we are supporting we assess at interview each applicant’s skill level and suggest which role we think may be best suited to you at that time.
Most volunteers will start as group support and many then move into other roles as they expand their knowledge and skills.
Examples of Volunteer Positions
Facilitator – A role for someone skilled in supporting others in a group setting, managing a room and encouraging peer interaction. Some level of counselling skills training is ideal, but not essential. Experienced volunteers who have been with us for a while and worked on their skills work their way up to taking on this role.
Group support – New to support or don’t feel ready to take the lead? This is a role to back up the facilitator of the group, and has been a start point for many of our current facilitators, hosts and keyworkers. Ideal for those willing to get stuck in but with less experience, this is the role where most new starters begin with us.
Wellbeing host – Chatty and social? This is a role perfect for someone able to both get conversations going and sit back and allow them to happen, as well as managing the room should things go off track.
Consultation team – Good at talking with people who may be nervous? This is a rewarding role to help us with onboarding our new members including discussing what support they need and starting their journey with us on a positive note.
At times, other roles within the charity may be offered to existing volunteers. These might be short term, such as events, or longer term roles.
Where do we fit within your week?
Our services run over a variety of times, the minimum time commitment for supporting at groups is an hour and a half (one group) twice each month at set times.
Most of our volunteer roles are evening commitments, however a few roles are daytime and the one to one support is flexible. There are no weekend commitments however from time to time we ask for volunteers to help with events such as Pride if they wish to do so.
Support for volunteers
As a new starter you would have an induction followed by our gender awareness training and our facilitation and support skills training.
We run a monthly skills workshop to further develop your support skills in a range of areas. Attendance at skills workshops is optional and open to all volunteers.
We have a dedicated Volunteer Coordinator who you can contact if you need support and who will also contact you regularly to check in.
If you are interested, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to hearing from you.