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

Volunteer Programme Administration Volunteer

The Volunteer Programme Team is looking for a volunteer to support with developing and maintaining the Programme. The goal of this role is to assist the Volunteer Programme and provide advice and support to our volunteer workforce.

The Volunteer Programme Volunteer will help us deliver this though a variety of administrative support tasks, including via phone, email, letter and face to face. This is a varied role and we’re looking for an individual interested in enhancing the overall volunteer experience through assisting with database maintenance, volunteer engagement and service improvement.

To find out about benefits of the role and desirable skills take a look at the role profile. If you're interested, complete an application form and return it to volunteer@lgbt.foundation.

OUR HELPLINE NEEDS YOU!

LGBT Foundation are recruiting for volunteers to join the LGBT Foundation Direct team and provide helpline and email support. The goal of LGBT Foundation Direct is to;

  • provide a one-stop information, advice and support service
  • to enable our service users to increase their awareness and knowledge in addressing their health (sexual, mental and physical) needs
  • increase service user knowledge of their legal rights
  • improve awareness of available support options to assist in reducing isolation and improve social networks.

We are looking for volunteers who are able to commit to one shift per week for 4 hours. We provide training and ongoing support to all of our Helpline volunteers

Visit our Eventbrite page to sign up and join us at our recruitment evening to find out more: https://bit.ly/2t7Q78L

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.

Please read our role profile for the role. if you are interested in becoming a volunteer for either of our Women’s groups, email your application to sophie.beerobrien@lgbt.foundation.

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 pip@lgbt.foundation to express interest.

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.

Look at the role profile here and return an application form to sophiebeerobrien@lgbt.foundation if interested.

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.

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 virginie.assal@lgbt.foundation if you are interested.