Here at LGBT Health we have a strong commitment to providing LGBT people, and those committed to equality and human rights, with opportunities to volunteer within an organisation that represents their interests and concerns. As a volunteer you can become involved in the organisation’s work in a myriad of ways, including in the development and delivery of social events, befriending, drop-ins, LGBT Age champions, project support and publicity, as well as on the Board of Directors. This is a fantastic way for you to gain new experiences and skills, meet new people, and support the local LGBT community.
We provide a regular rolling programme of induction and ongoing training for all volunteers.
Download and read our role descriptions below and when you find a role you’re interested in, download and complete an application form and send it to the contact listed for that role. We look forward to hearing from you!
We have a number of exciting volunteering opportunities available in both Edinburgh and Glasgow. We would love to hear from you if you are interested in any of the following roles. Please do get in touch if you have any questions – we would be very happy to chat through the possibilities with you.
Admin Assistant Volunteer (Edinburgh)
We are looking for someone to assist the Project Assistant in carrying out a number of administration tasks including data input, organisation of files and promotion. This would be a great opportunity for anyone wanting to gain insight to a busy office environment and to improve their office skills.
For more information, contact Camille: email@example.com or call 0131 523 1102
Mental Wellbeing Project Volunteers (Glasgow)
The new Glasgow Mental Wellbeing project offers workshops, events and regular groups aimed at promoting mental wellbeing and learning techniques for looking after yourself. The project is currently recruiting for volunteers:
- User group members are people who identify as LGBTQI and as having their own experience of mental ill health. An advisory and planning group to help plan the programme for the Mental Wellbeing Project. A chance to meet others who have had similar experiences.
- Wellbeing volunteers will assist in the running of groups, events, workshops and courses that are part of the mental wellbeing programme. There is flexibility within this role for people to volunteer in a way that is comfortable and a good ‘fit’ with an individual’s skills and goals.
For more information, contact Jenny: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0141 271 2330.
LGBT Helpline Scotland Volunteer (Edinburgh)
This role involves providing emotional support and information to LGBT+ callers from across Scotland on a range of challenging issues such as isolation, gender identity, sexuality, mental health, sexual health, hate crime and more. Due to a shortage of female volunteers and transgender volunteers, we are specifically looking for women and transgender people (of all genders) to take on this role, in order for our helpline to reflect the community we support.
Training starts on Thursday May 25th 2017 and will happen on weekly evenings for six weeks.
To find out more about becoming a Helpline Volunteer, contact Ste at email@example.com or on 0131 652 3287 (Tues/Weds/Thurs afternoons).
You can find more information about the helpline on the LGBT Helpline page.
Rainbow Families Project Volunteer (Edinburgh)
[Our team is complete at the moment, please check again in September 2017]
We are recruiting for a committed and enthusiastic volunteer to join our dedicated Rainbow Families team. The Rainbow families Project provides events and support for LGBTQI families living in and travelling to Edinburgh and Glasgow. Volunteering would include supporting our quarterly Rainbow Families events. They occur on a quarterly basis and are friendly, informal gatherings for LGBT parents, carers and their children. We also host quarterly information sessions for parents, prospective parents and carers.
If you have experience of working with families and children and are able to help create a welcoming, sociable environment for a diverse range of people, we want to hear from you!
For more information, contact Jules on firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0131 523 1104.
LGBT Age Volunteer (Glasgow & Edinburgh)
As an LGBT Age Volunteer you will provide befriending and social support for LGBT people over 50. These are fantastic opportunities for people to get experience, help the local LGBT community in Edinburgh or Glasgow and also to meet new people. For further information on Volunteer Befriending contact Jodie at email@example.com or on 0131 523 1100. To find out more about becoming a Social Programme Volunteer contact Jean at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0141 353 5600. You can find more information about the project on the LGBT Age page.
Board of Directors (Glasgow & Edinburgh)
The Board of Directors are the people who are responsible for making the strategic decisions about the organisation and ensuring the charity is well-managed in line with its vision and charitable objectives. For further information about joining our Board of Directors contact Trevor Owen, the Chair of the Board of Directors, at email@example.com
We do not have a dedicated events fundraiser, but always warmly welcome individuals taking part in an organised event such as a marathon, run or cycle to raise money for our charity.
You can also support our work through a donation or providing a monthly contribution by visiting the LGBT Health and Wellbeing Virgin Giving Page or by contacting Louise at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your support will help us continue to support LGBT people in Scotland to live healthier and happier lives!