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X-Plore is run by a team of dedicated volunteers (the trustees) but it does pay for professional and qualified staff and youth-centered venues for our youth groups.
These help us to ensure we provide:
safe and supportive groups that encourage the development of positive identities and wellbeing
content that is specifically relevant to LGBT young people's needs
effective (and cost effective) recording, reporting, and supervisory structures
Our administration costs are therefore minimal and almost all of the funds we recieve go directly towards providing the youth groups.
Do you believe that young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender deserve the same opportunities as everyone else to:
be themselves without fear of harrassment or discrimination;
meet other young people who can understand their problems;
learn how to stay safe and healthy in their journey to adulthood?
We need your support!
We recieve no stautory funding and rely on generating income through applying for grants, direct fundraising activities, and occasional direct donations.
Help us Raise our Profile
The more young people in Devon who know about us, the better. You can help by following us on social media and sharing occasional posts or events. If you are part of a local youth organisation or school we can also send you a poster and any other information you may want.
With a change in overall funding to our sector we are particularly keen to encourage regular, direct contributions. We are in the process of setting up the ability to donate to us directly, either as a one off or via direct debit. If you may be interested in this when we have set the system up, please let us know.
Volunteer your Time
We occasionally recruit for volunteers to help in the groups on a regular basis. If you are interested in this, please get in touch with us with a brief summary of why you would like to volunteer and we will get back to you.
NB: volunteers will undergo a DBS check and training to work in our groups.
We are also open to offers of, for example, one-off workshops, sharing experience and skills (particularly from within the LGBT community), or other life-enhancing and fun activities. Please bear in mind that our take-up of these always depends on how well it may fit the needs or wishes of our group(s) at the time.
Help Run the Charity
We are currently recruiting for one more trustee to join us.
If you are committed to LGBT equality, care about the wellbeing of LGBT young people, and would like to use your experience, skills and time for their benefit, become a trustee!
In particular we would like to hear from individuals with skills in fundraising or marketing but this is not essential depending on other experience. The position will be subject to DBS check. If you are interested, please email us to find out more.