Volunteering

OTR volunteers are crucial to the work we provide for young people and their emotional health and wellbeing. The expertise and commitment they each bring to the young people they support enables us to have a hugely diverse range of support available.


For anyone over 18 who is interested in working with young people can volunteer as:

  • Counsellors (must have studied and qualified as a professional counsellor/therapist)

  • Listening Support Workers (experience in youth work, social care, education etc. is welcomed)

    Our Listening support workers provide advice, support and guidance to young people aged 10-25 on any issue they would like support with. We provide full training and induction to the role and ongoing supervision.

    We ask for a minimum of one year’s commitment from all volunteers.

We are currently recruiting for Volunteer Listening Support Workers for our Bath, Keynsham and Midsomer Norton Offices and would love to hear from people interested in helping us with our vital work and services.

If you are interested in applying for either of these roles please read the Roles and Responsibilities document. Complete the Volunteer Application Form (detailing which role you are interested in) and Equal Opportunities Form and return to us via our email.

We do not accept CV’s in lieu of an application form.


We have six other ways that volunteers can work with OTR;

  • Administration and finance – OTR is a busy office, and help to make sure our administration and finance systems are in good order, and kept up to date is always needed.

  • Fundraise for us – fundraising for us is giving up time to help OTR improve the emotional health and wellbeing of young people. We often have events that we want to be a part of, like fundraisers or promotional events, but we aren’t able to attend.

  • Become a trustee – our trustees are volunteers that ensure the organisation is delivering what we’ve set out to, and work to set the strategy for the organisation.

  • Children and young people can get involved in helping Off the Record continue to develop its services, interview staff, help in fundraising and work with us to improve our publicity, including via our Participation project.

    If you are interested in volunteering with us for any of these roles, please contact us.