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East London Out Project (elop)
To provide dedicated, high-quality, user-centred, responsive and professional services to lesbian, gay, bisexual & trans (LGBT+) communities, that aim to preserve, promote & improve mental, emotional, psychological and social health, wellbeing, safety and empowerment, whilst working to challenge and eradicate discrimination and inequalities faced by LGBT+ people, and others questioning…

Joining elop’s youth mentoring team, you will be part of an enthusiastic and dedicated team who values and appreciates volunteers and the benefit of supporting LGBTQ+ young people.

You will be an integral part in supporting young LGBTQ+ people of Muslim faith or from Muslim faith backgrounds with issues related to their lived experience. elop is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all volunteers to share this commitment.

In order to do this you will need to undertake an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check and provide two references.

Our Mentoring Volunteers provide support and are role models to the young people we work with, and must be responsible, reliable and committed to the mentoring relationship. You will need to be good at communicating, enthusiastic and have a desire to help LGBTQ+ young people.

Previous experience of working with young people would be beneficial but is not essential.  No formal qualifications are required.

You will need to commit to meeting with at least one young person on a one-to-one basis for an hour a week for 6 months. This could be online or face to face in a designated location.


Duties and skills 

·       Have relevant experience and training to support young people aged 12 - 24 in a 1:1 capacity. 

·       Understand the issues and lived experience of young LGBTQ+ people of Muslim faith or from a Muslim faith background. 

·       Have the ability to be non-judgemental, listen and support, and create a safe space for young LGBTQ+ people of faith or from faith backgrounds to achieve positive outcomes from mentoring.  

·       Have the ability to plan and deliver mentoring sessions to support a young person with individual needs related to their identity. 

·       Have the ability to set professional boundaries with young LGBTQ+ people in 1:1 settings and adhere to elop policies particularly safeguarding and confidentiality.

·       Have the ability to accurately record written notes for mentoring sessions and admin for the role as necessary.  

·       You must be LGBT+ and identify/have previously identified as a person of faith to apply for this role. 

In addition, all volunteers need to meet the minimal essential requirements for the volunteering at elop.   

Who will the volunteers be working with?
The elop mentoring team
elop will provide an induction programme which will include induction to the organisation, induction to the role of mentoring which will include, elop mentoring programme, safeguarding induction training, use of materials, trauma informed approaches, support available.

Time commitment

You will need to commit to meeting with three young people on a one-to-one basis each for an hour a week for 6 months. This could be online or face to face in a designated location.


This organisation is one of our community partner organisations.

Like all volunteer recruiters we work with, they have signed up to our service standards, agreeing to abide by our policy on partnership working to keep you safe and supported whilst you volunteer.

You’ll never be out of pocket for volunteering through us – with in-London travel expenses to and from your volunteering guaranteed.

In addition, the team here at Students’ Union UCL Volunteering Service is here to support you throughout your volunteering journey – you can get in touch with us at any time.