Space Youth Project – We wouldn’t exist without volunteers

Published on 5 June, 2024

Space Youth Project is a charity that supports young lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBT+) people in Dorset. They provide a safe space for young people to socialise and express themselves and offer one-to-one mentoring, workshops, and training.

Volunteers are vital to the running of Space Youth. In the past 12 months, volunteers have contributed 2649 hours of their time, which equates to £47,973. This frees up the charity’s staff to focus on providing core services to young people.

“To all our volunteers – thank you – Space Youth Project wouldn’t exist without you”. Helen Dimmer, Space Youth Project

Volunteers contribute to Space Youth Project by:

  • Running youth groups: Volunteers run Space Youth’s free youth groups, which provide a safe and supportive space for young LGBT+ people to socialise and make friends.
  • Mentoring: Volunteers provide one-to-one mentoring to young LGBT+ people. This can involve being a listening ear, offering advice and support, or helping young people develop new skills and interests.
  • Operational support: Volunteers help with tasks, such as education, social media, and admin support.
  • Fundraising: Volunteers can help with fundraising events, such as sponsored walks or bake sales.
  • Events: help with running events, such as workshops or social events.

Volunteering is a great way to give back to your community and make a difference in the lives of others. Anyone with time to spare and a passion for supporting LGBT+ young people could find volunteering for Space Youth Project a great opportunity.