Volunteer Role Models required for Cornwall!
15th January 2016
Are YOU our next Role Model?
Come to our training session in St. Austell on Thurs 21st Jan 18:30-21:30
"To see young people challenging their own prior views; to see the cogs turning as they address their own behaviour and that of others - it is hard to think of many things more rewarding in life. One hour: a lifetime of impact." DRM role model
The impact and USP of DRM workshops is the use of role models to convey powerful, inspiring and often life-changing messages to young people. Our positive LGBT or straight ally role models speak directly to young people about their experiences and through hearing these stories first hand and asking questions, young people are given a greater understanding of the impact of homophobia, biphobia & transphobia, as well as the positive contribution that they can make to change society for the better.
So what are we looking for in a role model (18+)?
- Confident and energetic
- Have a passion for working with young people (9-18) and feel confident speaking openly and personally about their experiences
- Robust (able to deal with potentially challenging classroom environment and questions)
- Have positive messages to share and an ability to share these messages through an engaging narrative
- Good sense of humour & a sense of fun!
DRM expectations of role models
- Attend initial training and assessment evening
- Provide feedback from sessions
- Provide quotes for promotional and social media use
And where possible/appropriate
- Participate in DRM events and fundraising initiatives & promote DRM’s work in relevant circles
For a very short application form go to:
or more information, please contact Arif – firstname.lastname@example.org