What's in it for me?

There are so many reasons to volunteer with the LGBT Foundation.

Perhaps you are looking to make new friends and learn new skills. Maybe you are looking for a role to complement your current studies or employment.

Possibly you are looking to do something completely different to what you do in your day-to-day life or are looking to gain experience in preparation for a career change.

You might simply feel you’d like to give something back to the community.

Whatever your reasons, at LGBT Foundation we can support you.

Skills

Volunteering is a great way to boost your CV and your employability. Where appropriate, we are able to provide you with references for any potential jobs you may be applying for.

Volunteering here can help you to develop your administration skills and interpersonal skills, and can give you the opportunity to demonstrate that you are friendly, engaging and committed. It can also help you to build your confidence.

Volunteers have access to training and development opportunities that are promoted through our Volunteer e-bulletin.

Fun!

Above all, volunteering is fun!

As a volunteer will be invited to our Volunteer Socials, our Volunteer Christmas Party and our annual Staff and Volunteer Conference. You will have opportunities throughout the year to engage with other volunteers and staff, attend focus groups and integrate into the team.

Our commitment to you

At LGBT Foundation, we are committed to helping you get the very most out of your volunteering experience.

Induction and training

We will provide a thorough induction on the work of the LGBT Foundation, its staff, your volunteering role and the induction and/or training you need to meet the responsibilities of your role.

Supervision, support and flexibility

We will explain the standards we expect for our services and to encourage and support you to achieve and maintain them

We will provide a named person who will be available for you to discuss your volunteering and any successes and problems

We will do our best to help you to develop your volunteering role with us.

Expenses

We will reimburse expenses as long as the procedure has been followed. Details of how much we are able to reimburse are available form the Volunteer Coordinator.

Health and safety

We will provide adequate training and feedback in support of our health and safety policy, a copy of which can be provided on request.

Equal opportunities

We will ensure that all volunteers are dealt with in accordance with our Equal Opportunities policy, a copy of which is provided with the Volunteering Welcome Pack.

Problems

We will try to resolve fairly any problems, complaints and difficulties you may have while you volunteer with us.

Confidentiality

We will ensure that your details are kept confidential in line with the Data Protection Act 1998. A copy of our Confidentiality Policy is provided with the Volunteer Welcome Pack.