Regular Volunteering Roles

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.

Currently Available Roles

Derek Jarman Pocket Park Volunteer

The Derek Jarman Pocket Park project will bring together a group of volunteers aged over 50, from LGBT communities in Greater Manchester to take part in a mix of on-line and, eventually, face-to-face ‘get togethers’ to plan and develop a new urban garden at the front of Manchester Art Gallery inspired by Derek Jarman’s garden at Prospect Cottage, Dungeness Kent. To find out more, view the role profile.

Helpline Volunteer - Phone + Email

Our helpline provides thousands of hours of support and advice to thousands of people every year, many who feel like they have nowhere else to turn. The helpline has been running for 45 years, and is staffed by a team of dedicated staff and volunteer operators all of whom receive extensive training and support. To find out more, view the role profile.

Helpline Volunteer - Webchat + Email

Our webchat and email support service recieves messages from across the country, and provide brief interventional support and signposting to over 1500 people per year. Our helpline volunteers support members of the LGBTQI+ community and the communities within it, as well as families, partners, and professionals. To find out more, view the role profile.

"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 volunteer@lgbt.foundation, or call us on 0345 3 30 30 30 and ask to speak to a member of the People Team.