Volunteer with LGBT Foundation

Thanks very much for your interest in volunteering with us!

Investing In Volunteers

Our Volunteer Programme is something we are really proud of here at LGBT Foundation. Volunteers truly are the lifeblood of our organisation. So many of our vital services would not exist without the support of our amazing volunteers!

We would like anyone who would like to support us take part in some way, and so we have a variety of ways you can volunteer with us.

Fundraising & Charity Challenges

Would you like to volunteer and help raise some money for LGBT Foundation? Do you have a particular race or sporting activity you would like to undertake? Do you want to organise a fundraising event, or have a wacky idea to get people giving? If so we can support you in a number of ways. We often have charity places available in some of the big races such as the Manchester 10k and the London Marathon. We can support you by giving fundraising advice, helping you to set up a JustGiving page, and promoting your activities. You will also have the satisfaction of knowing the money you raised has gone to supporting LGBT people when they need us most. Take a look at our fundraising information to find out more and to get involved email volunteer@lgbt.foundation

Event Volunteering

LGBT Foundation has a strong presence at many LGBT-focussed events such as IDAHOBIT, Pride and World Aids Day. We have a variety of roles at these events, such as stewarding, taking part in the parade, fundraising, data entry, photography and lots more. We undertake year-round recruitment for these events so you can sign up any time and we will keep your details until we have training and briefings arranged for the event itself. For more information about the events we are currently recruiting for please check out the section on short-term volunteer opportunities page or email volunteer@lgbt.foundation

Regular Volunteer Roles

Here at LGBT Foundation we have a variety of volunteer roles providing support to our service users and the staff team. You could be befriending someone in need of social support, facilitating a group, helping people to access our sexual health services, helping in the office with admin, or engaging with your local health services to champion the needs of LGBT people! Many of these roles look for a longer term commitment and some require particular skills or experience, so it's worth taking a look at the role description to see if the role is going to suit you. We do not rescruit for all roles on an ongoing basis, instead we advertise the roles we are looking to fill on our volunteer opportunities page, take a look to find out more! Otherwise for more information email volunteer@lgbt.foundation

Professional Volunteer Mentors

We are currently launching a new aspect of our Volunteer Programme, which is our Volunteer Mentors. We are looking for anyone who has a specific skill that they feel might be of benefit to our staff or volunteers. This opportunity is ideal for those who work for an employer that offers employer-supported volunteering, but equally can be undertaken in your spare time. If you work in areas such as IT, Finance, Marketing, Project Management, Strategic Planning, or Fundraising, or have experience of working in the private sector, corporate support or facilitation skills, we'd love to hear from you. Mentors will be matched with a member of the staff or volunteer team who would like to develop in a particular area, and can have a pre-agreed number of mentoring sessions depending on what you can offer. For more information email volunteer@lgbt.foundation

Please do keep an eye on our volunteer opportunities page and if you would like to sign up to our Volunteer E-Bulletin please email volunteer@lgbt.foundation. This will give you weekly updates about news and events, and also about any new volunteering opportunities with LGBT Foundation.


There are so many benefits to volunteering, both for you personally and to your local community. Read more about this and about our volunteers' experiences here. You can also take a look at the short video above to see more about volunteering with LGBT Foundation!

We hope you enjoy finding out more about volunteering, and hope to hear from you very soon.




Benefits of volunteering with LGBT Foundation

There are so many reasons to volunteer. Volunteering can help you make new friends, give something back to your local community and make a difference to people's lives.

Volunteering can help you develop your personal skills and enhance your CV. Employers are often impressed by volunteering experience, and some of our volunteers who are currently unemployed offer their skills a while looking for a new job.

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How to Apply

We have lots of ways you can contribute your time as a volunteer, and our application process varies depending on the volunteering area you want to get involved with.

The first step is to download the application form (.doc), complete it and send it to our Volunteer Manager, at volunteer@lgbt.foundation or calling us on 0345 3 30 30 30.

We welcome volunteer applications from everyone irrespective of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, 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.

Our volunteering opportunit…

Please keep checking this area of our website to find out more about our latest opportunities to get involved as a volunteer. 

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Short-term and event volunt…

There are loads of ways you can support us throughout the year without having to commit to a regular volunteering role.

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Benefits of volunteering wi…

There are so many reasons to volunteer. Volunteering can help you develop your personal skills and enhance your CV.

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