Out of The Can+

LGBTQ+ Youth Group in Swindon 

Who are we and what we do

We are a young person (kinda) led LGBTQ+ action youth group; there are a Leaders to keep us in check each week.  The group will give you the freedom to be yourself in a supportive environment and chilled out space.  

The group has been running in Swindon since 2004 and in September 2022, the group expanded to run twice on a Tuesday evening:

GROUP 1 is for young people in Year 8 - Year 10 (aged between 12-15 years old): 5:00pm to 6:30pm

GROUP 2 is for young people in Year 11 - College (aged between 15-19 years old): 6:45pm to 8:15pm 

We do lots of awesome stuff and activities, like:

  • Debating (news stories / news from the LGBTQ+ community / social media);
  • Film & Pizza Nights;
  • Cool Science Projects;
  • ​Play games (Uno is very competitive);
  • Table Tennis;
  • ​Make colourful displays and posters;
  • Arts and Craft projects;
  • Prom Party;
  • We go to events like Swindon & Wiltshire Pride, School RSHE Events, College Fresher Fairs and events where young people can find out about us.

The Leaders (aka The Golden Oldies)

OOTC+ has an array of Leaders (all Enhanced DBS checked), to keep the young rebels under control:

  • Joanna Roberts (Youth Worker: Designated Safeguarding Leader)

  • Mark Deller (Volunteer Leader)

  • Jo Sharpe (Volunteer Leader)

  • Sarah Cosgriff (Volunteer Leader)

  • Nick Johnson (Volunteer Leader)

  • Hannah WK (Safeguarding Officer)

We are supported by:

  • Swindon Borough Council

  • Wiltshire Police

  • Wiltshire Community Foundation

If you would like to become a Volunteer Leader, please send an expression of interest through our contact us page.