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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.

Library and Archive Volunteer

LGBT Foundation are looking for dedicated, committed volunteers with a passion for the North West's rich LGBT heritage. We have a collection of archive material based at Manchester Central Library cataloguing our history as an organisation and the history of the the LGBT movement in the North West, and we are looking for volunteers to support the research, maintenance and preservation of this material.

You would join a small existing team of volunteers on the project, which is volunteer-led and managed.We are seeking volunteers with initiative and creativity to lead on the project, promoting our archive material to a wider audience and educate people about LGBT history.

As this role involves the use of specific ICT systems, training will be given on these by current volunteers and Central Library staff.

You can find the volunteering form here, and the role profile here. Please return completed application forms to volunteer@lgbt.foundation

Sackville Gardens Clean up

When: Every Thursday 11am-2pm

The Sackville Gardens Clean Up programme is a community initiative, run by LGBT Foundation, to help clean and Maintain Sackville Gardens. Sackville Gardens is at the heart of the Gay village and serves as a social and community space. The Sackville Gardens Clean Up programme aims to keep The Gay Village clean, safe and welcoming for all visitors.

Volunteers will head out to Sackville Gardens in groups of 3-6 people. As well as working on the shift, it is also an opportunity to socialise and engage with the local community. All volunteers will be provided with litter pickers, gardening gloves and coats if they need them. All volunteers are provided with travel expenses (providing the procedure has been followed) and lunch is provided.

This is a fun opportunity for those of you that enjoy the outdoors and working as part of a close-knit team.

If you'd like to get involved with the Sackville Gardens Clean-Up, please send a completed application form to charlotte.goldsbrough@lgbt.foundation

Events Volunteer: The Great Get-Together

We are looking for an events volunteer to help with planning the Great Get Together.

We are working in partnership with Jo Cox Foundation and the Village Great Get Together will be one of this year’s headline events, taking place on Sunday, June 23rd.

We are looking for somebody who can commit to 4 hours a week in the run-up to the event, to help with planning and delivery.

Duties will include:

  • Contacting stakeholders
  • Contacting local sports/ social groups to see if they are interested in participating in the day
  • Advertising the event using multiple communications channels
  • Organising the logistics of the day
  • Helping to set up on the day


We are also looking for people who can support on the day itself with set-up, collecting donations and clear-down.

For more information on the Great Get Together, see the website here: http://greatertogethermanchester.org/get-involved/the-great-get-together/

If you are interested please send a volunteering form to charlotte.goldsbrough@lgbt.foundation

Our Women's Groups Needs You!

We are looking for a dedicated and passionate volunteer or volunteers to help plan and facilitate our Women’s social groups.

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.

Please read our role profile for the role. if you are interested in becoming a volunteer for Bloomers or Horizon, email your volunteering form to charlotte.goldsbrough@lgbt.foundation. .