In the Office
At LGBT Foundation we have a variety of volunteer roles providing support to our service users and the staff team, which are great for dedicated people who are able to commit plenty of time.
Here you can find long-term volunteering roles that we are currently recruiting for. This page will be regularly updated so you can apply for specific volunteering roles.
Our Women's Groups Need You!
We are looking for a dedicated and passionate volunteer or volunteers to help plan and facilitate our Women’s social spaces
Bloomers is a social support group for lesbian and bisexual women over the age of 40 which takes place on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month between 1pm and 3pm.
Horizon is a social support group for lesbian and bisexual over the age of 18 which takes place on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month between 7:30pm and 9pm.
The LGBT Foundation’s support and social groups provide safe, non-judgemental and positive environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or questioning people to meet, talk, share, interact and socialise. Each group has a specific unique aim, and, through structured and well planned facilitation from volunteers, group members gain the support and encouragement they need to be confident and feel less isolated. All groups provide an opportunity to meet others and build friendships, as well as support networks beyond the group.
Would you like to be a part of our Income Generation Team?
Do you have excellent written communications skills, and would like the opportunity to demonstrate these in a friendly and welcoming environment?
Are you looking for a volunteer role than could support your study, or give you valuable work experience in project management or stakeholder engagement?
If you've answered yes to any of these, why not apply to be a Funding Applications Volunteer? :)
In order to continue providing a fantastic service to LGBT people, we need support to help secure funding for the work that we do. As a Funding Applications Volunteer, you will seek out potential funding opportunities and help to compose impactful funding applications.
Volunteering in this role could help you to develop your skills in a variety of ways, including; project management, written communication, stakeholder management, teamwork and finance. If you are interested in this role and want to find out more, please email email@example.com.
Pride in Practice: 2 volunteering opportunities
Firstly, we are looking for a cheerful and chatty volunteer to join our Pride in Practice sessional worker in talking to pharmacies and optical practices in Greater Manchester.
The role would involve travelling by car to primary care outlets to drop off a ‘goodie bag’ of free resources, and encouraging the service to take part in LGBT awareness training and get a Pride in Practice award.
This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to learn more about the work we do with healthcare services and LGBT inclusion.
Secondly, we are looking for some volunteers to come in and make ‘goody bags’ for primary care services. This will help LGBT people all across Greater Manchester feel more visible and confident when going to the pharmacy or the optometrist in their local community.
Anyone who is interested in either of these roles should email firstname.lastname@example.org to express interest.
Human Resources and Finance Volunteer
Do you have experience of Microsoft Office use, internet and email use? How about experience in operating administrative systems and procedures? Perhaps you are working towards a relevant qualification in Human Resources or Finance and are looking to get hands-on experience? Can you spare 2-3 hours per week to support our Office Manager and Finance Advisor?
Foundation Direct Reception Volunteer
LGBT Foundation is looking for friendly, dedicated people to help us to provide a welcoming and accessible environment with reception assistance, building support and admin support.
You can find the Foundation Direct Reception Volunteer role profile here.
Please complete an application form and return to email@example.com if you think you'd like to support us!
Rampton High Security Psychiatric Hospital Volunteer
The LGBT Foundation has been holding 2 x monthly groups at Rampton High Secure Psychiatric Hospital for more than ten years. The groups act as a safe ‘neutral’ space for patients who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans (and their allies) to meet others and share experiences and support. The main focus is social interaction and learning through discussion, debate and a range of activities including crafts, art and quizzes.
The volunteer role is to support the sessional workers who facilitate and deliver the groups; by interacting with patients and helping to set up and clear away. Although no specific qualifications are required for this role, previous experience of working or volunteering with service users, ideally within a mental health setting is essential.
The volunteer will be required to attend the Rampton visit every month, which is usually on the third Thursday of the month, between 1pm and 10.30pm (lunch and expenses will be provided on the day). Transport will be provided.
Get involved in the Women's Programme! We are recruiting Sessional Workers and Volunteers!
Our Women’s Programme is aiming to expand our services for lesbian and bisexual women who are also BAME (women of colour), trans or older (50+) and to engage with more women than ever before.
Wherever possible we want to cater the Women’s Programme Volunteer Role to the skills and passions of the volunteer undertaking it. Please find below the roles that we are currently recruiting for.
Older Women Outreach Sessional Worker: role profile here
Trans Women Outreach Sessional Worker: role profile here
Women of Colour, Women’s Programme Volunteer: role profile here
Older Women, Women's Programme Volunteer: role profile here
Trans Women, Women's Programme Volunteer: role profile here
Please contact Women's Programme Inclusion Officer Virginie Assal at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.