This form should be used by anyone wishing to volunteer for LGBT Foundation. LGBT Foundation works with our volunteers toward a fair and equal society where all LGBT people can achieve their full potential. If you are having difficulties completing this form for any reason, please contact the Volunteer Programme Coordinator on [email protected] or call 0345 3 30 30 30.

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Personal Details and Demographics

Why are we asking this information?

It is important for us to us know that people from all backgrounds and communities feel comfortable coming into LGBT Foundation and/or volunteering with us. It is also often a condition of our funding that we monitor the demographics of our staff, volunteers and service users. However, all of the questions remain optional and if you choose not to answer any this will not affect your volunteering.

We welcome volunteer applications from everyone irrespective of sex, sexual orientation, trans status, ethnicity, faith and religion, disability and age, but as women, ethnic minority groups, members of the trans community and religious and faith groups are currently under-represented among our volunteers, we would encourage applications from members of these groups.

PLEASE NOTE

All of the volunteer roles we are currently recruiting for will be carried out remotely from home at present.

First Name
Last Name
What pronoun/s would you like us to use for you?
Preferred Pronoun - Other:
Birthdate (DD/MM/YYYY):
Email
Phone Number
Home Number & Street Name required
City
County
Postcode
Is it okay to leave a voicemail message?:
Emergency Contact - Name (for use in emergency only) :
Emergency Contact - Number:
Emergency Contact - Email:
Which of the following options best describes your gender?:
Other gender (please provide details):
Is your gender identity the same as the gender you were assigned at birth?:
Would you describe yourself as intersex?:
Which of the following options best describes your sexual orientation?:
Sexual Orientation - Other:
What is your religion or belief, even if you are not practising?:
Religion - Other:
Which of the following best describes your ethnicity?:
Ethnicity - Other:
Do you consider yourself to be disabled?:
Are there any reasonable adjustments you may need while volunteering with us? Please note that this will in no way have a negative impact on your request to volunteer with us and is for us to make sure your volunteering experience is as positive and inclusive as possible. The information you give will be kept confidential. Please describe any adjustments you may need below.
Which team(s) are you are interested in for volunteering (If using a desktop, hold "ctrl" while clicking to select multiple options)
Which role in the team(s) are you interested in volunteering for (i.e. Comms volunteer, Advisory Group volunteer)
What skills and experience do you feel you can bring to LGBT Foundation?:
Is there anything in your background to tell us about that you think may affect your suitability to volunteer in certain areas at LGBT Foundation? (this information is kept completely confidential and a separate meeting will be booked with the Volunteer Coordinator to discuss further)
Please provide TWO references.

It is our preference that we speak to referees who know you in a professional capacity. We understand you may not be able to provide two professional references if you are have not worked within the last 3 years, or are not out at work or university. If so, you may provide personal referees as one or both of your options.

A personal reference can be someone who has known you for the last 5 years and can speak to your character. It can also be a person of standing (click here for examples) within your community.

If you have any questions about this, please email us at [email protected]

Referee 1 - Name
Referee 1 - Phone Number
Referee 1 - Email
Referee 1 - how do they know you
Referee 2 - Name:
Referee 2 - Phone Number
Referee 2 - Email
Referee 2 - how do they know you
If you already have a valid DBS, please provide your 12-digit DBS Certificate number here. NOTE: Please do not share your 10-digit DBS Update subscription ID as this is sensitive information.
If you already have a valid DBS, please provide the date issued here (DD/MM/YYYY)
Declaration

Below we have our volunteer declaration, which explains a couple of things about your personal data like your email address. In order to volunteer, we need you to select yes. If you select no, LGBT Foundation will not be able to contact you, and will delete any record of your volunteering form within 2 working days. If you wish to volunteer you will have to resubmit the form fully again, and select yes to the declaration.

By selecting Yes, you agree to that you have read, understood and agree to the following:

LGBT Foundation will use the details I have entered during the recruitment process. LGBT Foundation may contact me for an informal discussion, and will send updates and further steps of recruitment if my application is successful.

My references will be contacted by a member of staff from LGBT Foundation if my application is successful. Any offer of volunteering with LGBT Foundation is subject to satisfactory references, as well as completion of all processes that form a part of LGBT Foundation’s volunteer recruitment.

LGBT Foundation is committed to creating a volunteer programme which reflects the diversity of our communities. This includes dedicated efforts to be anti-racist and include more people of colour, to be trans-inclusive throughout the organisation, to empower women and women-aligned people, and to be inclusive of people over 50, as these communities are currently under-represented in our volunteer team. LGBT Foundation will use my demographic information to evaluate where further inclusion work is needed.

LGBT Foundation may hold and use personal information about me to inform me about the Volunteer Programme at LGBT Foundation and to keep in touch with me about events and opportunities through the Volunteer e-bulletin.

This information, including that contained in this form will be stored within computer files and data management systems. This information will be held for 7 years from your end date.

All information given will be kept in the strictest of confidence and in accordance with General Data Protection Regulations. It will be held securely and only accessed by authorised personnel.

I can request my data to be removed from the Volunteer mailing list at any time, and can do this by clicking on the link at the bottom of the Volunteer e-bulletin.

I am responsible for urgently notifying LGBT Foundation of any changes to my personal details that affect my safety when I am actively volunteering, such as a change in phone number, email address, or emergency contact.

I am responsible for notifying LGBT Foundation about any changes to my personal details such as my name, sexual orientation, gender, trans status or pronoun usage, where I am comfortable sharing this information.

Agree with volunteer declaration