Meet the Team

 

Our team is dedicated to helping LGBT+ youth in Dorset and providing them a safe space. Get to know the people who make Space Youth Project what it is. Our team is an unbelievable source of information, resources and personal experiences!

If you are interested in joining the team, you can check out our vacancies here or get in contact with us here.

Helen - she/her

CEO

07973 405280

helen@spaceyouthproject.co.uk

Helen is our CEO, tireless in her pursuit of equality and is the driving force behind Space Youth Project. She sources our funding, manages our resources and most importantly she inspires us.

Eli - he/him

Office & Creative Manager/

Youth Worker in Charge

eli@spaceyouthproject.co.uk

Eli is the Youth Worker in Charge for our T-Group as well as our Office & Creative Manager. He has personally benefited from Space's service and it inspired him to continue working with the LGBT+ community.

Ciara - she/her

Youth Worker in Charge

07384 958422
ciara@spaceyouthproject.co.uk

Ciara is the Youth Worker in Charge for our Sherborne group and she additionally works for Mind and 2BU in Somerset. Ciara joined Space after meeting us at Bourne Free 2018 and draws from her personal experiences to help our young people.

Charity - she/her

Youth Worker in Charge/

One to One Worker

charity@spaceyouthproject.co.uk

Charity is the Youth Worker in Charge of our Beaminster group as well as our one to one worker who helps our young people reach their goals. She joined us in 2014 in order to use her knowledge and experience to help others.

Jane - she/her

Youth Worker in Charge

07932 439000

jane@spaceyouthproject.co.uk

Jane is our Youth Worker in Charge for Dorchester and Weymouth. She believes young people should have a safe place where they can explore their sexuality and identity. 

Paul - he/him

Youth Worker in Charge

07384 958421

paul@spaceyouthproject.co.uk

Paul is our Youth Worker in Charge at Bournemouth group. He wanted to get involved with Space to give the support and guidance to LGBTQ+ young people that he didn't have growing up as an LGBTQ+ young person. 

Kirsty - she/her

Youth Worker in Charge

07584 096444
kirsty@spaceyouthproject.co.uk

Kirsty is the Youth Worker in Charge for our Poole group, using her years of experience in working with young people. She also works with our young people to help engage them in shaping every aspect of the services we deliver.

 Mel - she/her

Training & Education Volunteer

 

Mel is our training and education volunteer. She delivers training for teachers on inclusive schools and age-appropriate workshops for young people on diverse families, gender and sexuality. You can find out more about the workshops Mel delivers here and how to contact her!

James - he/him

Training & Education Volunteer

James is our training and education volunteer. He helps Mel deliver her workshops to teachers and young people, drawing from his own personal experiences of growing up LGBTQ+ in rural Dorset.

Deborah - she/her

Training Volunteer Counsellor

Deborah is working with Space as part of a placement. She is training to be a counsellor and is offering Space members free counselling. She wanted to offer counselling to LGBT+ young people after researching into the multiple issues they face.

Pauline - she/her

Training Volunteer Counsellor

Pauline is working with Space as part of a placement. She is training to be a counsellor and is offering Space members free counselling. She wanted to work with Space young people as she believes she can help them work towards positive outcomes that will have long lasting benefits.

Abbie - she/her

Volunteer Youth Work Assistant

 

Abbie volunteers at our Bournemouth and Poole groups. She wants to give LGBTQ+ young people the support she wished she'd had and provide them a space to talk about any issues they may be facing.

Abi - they/them

Volunteer Youth Work Assistant

Abi helps out at Weymouth group, teaching our young people cooking skills as well as using their personal experiences to help guide young people through obstacles facing them.

Camilla - she/her

Volunteer Youth Work Assistant

Camilla regularly helps out at our Sherborne group. She joined Space in hope to gain a broader understanding and experiences of working with LGBTQ+ young people.

Claire - she/they

Volunteer Youth Work Assistant

Claire volunteers at Bournemouth group and Trans Family Days. They joined Space to help give back to their community as well as gain hands on experience at working with young people.

Charlee - she/her

Volunteer Youth Work Assistant

 

Charlee helps out at T-Group as well as doing some administration work with us. Space is a project that Charlee holds close to her heart, previously volunteering when the project began.

Chris - he/him

Volunteer Youth Work Assistant

Chris helps out at Bournemouth group. He likes to volunteer with Space because it's something he didn't have growing up. He wants to give something to the next generation.

Dani - she/her

Volunteer Youth Work Assistant

Dani helps out at our Poole group and Trans Family Days. She joined Space to gain more experience in supporting and guiding young people.

David - he/him

Volunteer Youth Work Assistant

David volunteers at Bournemouth, Poole, T-Group and Trans Family Days. He is committed to ensuring young LGBT+ people have a better future.

Dylan - he/him

Volunteer Youth Work Assistant

 

Dylan is a volunteer at our Trans Family Days and used to be a young person at Space. He wanted to use his personal experiences and knowledge to help give back to the community.

Harry - he/him

Volunteer Youth Work Assistant

Harry volunteers at our Dorchester group also helps deliver workshops and assemblies in schools with Mel. He is passionate about creating safe spaces for LGBTQ+ young people where they can access support.

Jodie - she/her

Volunteer Youth Work Assistant

Jodie is a volunteer at our T-Group as well as being a current member of Space. She wanted to gain a greater understanding of working and supporting young people around gender identity.

Kirsty - she/her

Volunteer Youth Work Assistant

Kirsty helps out at our Dorchester group. She wanted to work with young people in the LGBTQ+ community and use her own experiences to help guide them through hurdles.

Liz - she/her

Volunteer Youth Work Assistant

 

Liz is a volunteer at Poole group. She wanted to work with young people as she finds it extremely rewarding and has a lot of personal experience she brings to the group.

Spencer - he/him

Volunteer Youth Work Assistant

Spencer is a volunteer at our Bournemouth group. He joined Space in hopes to give back to the LGBTQ+ community, gain experience and fight for equality.

Stuart - he/him

Volunteer Youth Work Assistant

Stuart volunteers at Weymouth group and has always wanted to be involved in working with young people. He has long been involved with campaigning for LGBT+ rights.

Woodson - they/them

Volunteer Youth Work Assistant

Woodson is a volunteer at our Poole group. They wanted to join to use their personal experiences to help their communication skills and provide non-judgemental support that will have a positive impact.

Elena - she/her

Admin Support

 

Elena is a current young person who helps the team out the in office regularly. 

Gary - he/him

Finance Support Volunteer

Gary volunteers to help with Space's finances. He brings decades of experience to the Space team. 

Kirsty - she/her

Volunteer Admin Support

Kirsty has been volunteering in the Space office since 2008. She loves that Space is accessible, open-minded and inclusive.

Max - he/him

Volunteer Admin Support

Max volunteers weekly in the Space office, he started off as a member before joining the team.

Reno - he/him

Volunteer Admin Support

 

Reno volunteers in the Space office, he started off as a member before joining the team.

Meet the Board

 

Our board of Trustees is the backbone of Space Youth Project! Some of them have been here since the beginning and others have joined in the last year, all of them helping shape the service that Space provides to our young people. To get in contact with the board, please email trustees@spaceyouthproject.co.uk

Harry - he/him

Co-Chair of Trustees

Harry helps facilitate our Board of Trustee meetings. Harry works with young people and brings an outside expertise to the table.

Michael - he/him

Trustee

Michael became a Trustee as he wanted to give back. He prides himself on his creativity, rainbow face painting, empathy and understanding.

Neil - he/him

Trustee

Neil helped set up Over the Rainbow and Space has evolved from there. Neil has seen Space grown into a healthy and vital resource to young LGBT+ people.

Sarah G - she/her

Trustees

 

Sarah became a Trustee after leaving her position as Space's Project Manager. She still works on some projects and helps deliver our training workshops.

Sarah W - she/her

Trustees

Sarah became a Trustee after her children started attending Space. The support helped them so much that Sarah got involved to help support the project going forward.

Registered Charity Number: 1167902

Company Registration Number: CE007671

c/o Bournemouth & Poole College, North Road, Poole, Dorset, BH14 0LS

hello@spaceyouthproject.co.uk

01202 205279

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