Short-term and event volunteering

Would short term or one-off opportunities to get involved fit in better with your lifestyle?  There are loads of ways you can support us throughout the year without having to commit to a regular volunteering role. 

We’ve included some examples below of how you might be able to contribute your time and skills. In the past, we’ve been supported by fire-breathers, underwear models, drag kings and more! If you have another idea of how you can contribute your skills, just email us at, or call us on 0345 3 30 30 30. We can also get you signed up to the bi-weekly volunteer e-bulletin so you can stay informed of upcoming events and one-off volunteering opportunities.

Here's what one of our volunteers had to say about event volunteering:

“So far, I’ve helped by giving out Safer Sex packs over the Manchester Pride weekend (which contain two condoms and two sachets of lube), and by chatting to gay and bisexual men in bars in the Village in the week leading up to World Aids Day.”


Current Events & Short-term Opportunities

 Manchester Pride 2015: We need you!!!


It's getting closer! Manchester Pride is being held this year FRIDAY 28th to MONDAY 31st AUGUST. 

Last year was a fantastic event, and as usual our volunteers helped to make it really special. We had a huge range of events for volunteers to support, from a tea dance, to family day, a community cafe, outreach activities and of course representing LGBT Foundation in the parade.

We are now at the stage where we have some plans in place for activities we will be delivering over Pride weekend, and we need volunteers to support all of these events. You can sign up to support as much as you like, but if you can only do one thing that's still fantastic!

Please see below some of activities taking place and feel free to mention if there's something specific you'd like to help with when you get in touch.

LGBT Tea Dance: Friday afternoon

Cafe Space: Saturday, Sunday & Monday

Question of the Day: Days TBC

Wristband Exchange: Days TBC

Women's Outreach: Saturday, Sunday Monday

LGBT Foundation Stall: Friday - Monday

Pride Parade: Saturday 

Vigil: Monday

If you, or anyone you know would like to volunteer over Pride weekend, please drop me an email or call 0345 3 30 30 30


 World Aids Day 2015


World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day and the first one was held in 1988

LGBT Foundation is a member of the World Aids Day Partnership and every year we arrange events on and around 1st December. This year we will be fundraising on the streets of Manchester between Sunday 29th November and Tuesday 1st December. On Tuesday 1st we will be holding a candlelit vigil in Sackville Gardens and a procession around the Gay Village.

If you are interested in fundraising around World Aids Day, selling candles and ribbons for the vigil and procession, or stewarding for the vigil and procession please get in touch. You can email or call 0345 3 30 30 30


 Community Action Panel

At LGBT Foundation, we produce lots of resources and documents to support the lesbian, gay & bisexual community.  These range from an information booklet about cervical screening for lesbian & bisexual women to a service user charter displayed in our Manchester city centre-based office. 

We occasionally need people with a good eye for design, layout and content, who are able to feedback information by email. 

Joanna told us “As I’m based in the Midlands, I am sadly unable to get physically involved with the Foundation as it’s a bit of a trek to and from Manchester for me!  When I found out about the Community Action Panel, I was overjoyed because it’s a way that I can be part of LGBT Foundation’s mission, as it’s a cause that is very close to my heart.

“I feel privileged to be part of this panel, and as I’m an arty kind of person, I like being able to use these skills as I don’t get to use them in my day job.”

Signing up to the Community Action Panel is really easy, we just need your permission to add your email address to the distribution list.  We will forward on our campaigns, resources and images for you to give your feedback on as and when they come up.  We'll sometimes also send out some short questions for you to answer, and then these will be put together and used to inform development of the resource.

To get involved, just email us at, or call us on 0345 3 30 30 30.