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
We are looking for volunteers to help operate our helpline service. This role involves providing brief interventional support and signposting via telephone. These calls can vary in intensity, because although we are not a crisis service, we often get calls where service users are experiencing crisis or a high level of risk.
Indigo Gender Service - Voice and Communication Change
We are inviting volunteer student and qualified speech and language therapists to work alongside trans and/or non-binary service users in our courses and workshops. As a volunteer you will 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.
We also have a facilitator role for three people who have previously accessed Indigo's Voice and Communication Change courses or workshops. As a group volunteer facilitator, you will encourage others who have completed our course and workshops to continue developing their authentic voice safely and act as a link to professional speech and language therapy staff (The Voice & Communication Change Team).
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.