Are you passionate about supporting LGBT communities? Do you want to help LGBT Foundation create a fair and equal society where all lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people are able to reach their full potential? At LGBT Foundation we are happy to start recruitment again for volunteers to join our team as we continue to make a difference during the Coronavirus pandemic.
We have a very simple motto - we’re here if you need us. And that applies to everyone in our beautifully diverse communities. If you’re young, we’re here for you; if you’re older, we’re here for you; if you’re a person of colour, we’re here for you; if you’re a man, a woman, or non-binary, we’re here for you; lesbian, gay, bi, trans - however you describe yourself - we’re here for you. If you need help, if you’re struggling, if you need a friendly face or reassuring voice, we are there for you if you need us. We are all family - and at LGBT Foundation, everyone is welcome.
Below you can find information on the programmes recruiting at the moment, the role profiles for the various different volunteering roles and how to apply.
Current Available Roles
Domestic Abuse Programme
We are looking for dedicated Domestic Abuse Programme Volunteers to support to the team with the delivery of essential support, by assisting with triage assessments, delivering evening group work and supporting with other aspects of the Domestic Abuse Programme.
We are looking particularly for women, people of colour and people over 50, as they are currently underrepresented. We would also encourage applications from people with lived experience of Domestic Abuse.
Village Angels & Haven
We are looking for volunteers to join our Village Angels & Haven team. You will be a friendly presence in the Village supporting those in need during Friday and Saturday nights, and making the village a safe place to be.
We are looking particularly for women, people of colour and people over 40, as they are currently underrepresented.
We are looking for volunteers to join our Village Heroes. You will be a friendly presence in the Village helping to keep the village clean and safe by collecting litter and any unsafe objects on a Tuesday and Thursday day-time.
We are looking particularly for LGBT women, people of colour and trans and non-binary people, as they are currently underrepresented.
The communications team are keen to add more voices, skills, knowledge and lived experience to the work we do. And as such, is looking for volunteers to support our efforts of expanding our communication and marketing activities. We’re looking for talented creative people with skills in design and content creation to share their skills with us and help level up our work. We are recruiting for three roles:
- Design and Creative volunteers will use canva and adobe programmes to create social media content.
- Communications and Marketing Volunteers will support the communications team by copy-writing, updating our website and preparing social media posts through tools like buffer.
- Our Volunteer Content Creators will make exciting new content that will tell our story, shout about our life-changing work and connect us with LGBTQ+ communities
We are looking particularly for women, people of colour and trans and non-binary people, as they are currently underrepresented in our communications team.
Indigo Gender Service - Voice and Communication Change
We are inviting people who have previously accessed Indigo's Voice and Communication Change courses or workshops to apply to volunteer in our service. There are two roles, both of which play an important role in supporting service users to explore voice and communication change in a safe space. You will help service users to develop a voice and communication style that is authentic to them and congruent with their sense of self.
Pride in Ageing Advisory Group Representative
The Pride in Ageing Advisory Group brings together a group of representatives from different backgrounds who are aged over 50 from LGBT communities in Greater Manchester. The group undertake co-production and co-design of the programme activity and output as well as helping to assess the success of the programme with guidance from the Pride in Ageing Manager.
We are looking particularly for people of colour and trans & non binary applicants as they are currently underrepresented.
"I find it really rewarding when I feel we’ve genuinely helped people that otherwise might not have had anybody to turn to"
- LGBT Foundation Volunteer
"I enjoy just to be a part of something important and worthwhile and to have a sense of purpose and feel that I am helping and supporting people"
- LGBT Foundation Volunteer
How To Apply
Seen something you like? To apply for one of the above roles, click here and fill in our volunteering application form and then a member of the team will be in touch with you soon.
If you have any questions, or want some more information, then do get in touch by emailing [email protected], or call us on 0345 3 30 30 30 and ask to speak to a member of the People Team.