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Volunteering

By volunteering with us you will be joining a 75+ strong team of volunteers across Scotland; a group creating positive change for LGBT Young people, inspiring them, encouraging them and helping them to develop.

In whichever capacity you choose to get involved, volunteering with LGBT Youth Scotland will give you:

  • A challenging and rewarding role
  • High quality on-going training and skills development (both internally and externally)
  • An opportunity to meet new people and make new friends
  • Fun, laughter, respect and appreciation!

What can I do as a volunteer?

There are several ways you can help LGBT Youth Scotland as a volunteer:

Admin volunteer

Helping with those vital tasks that keep us running! Assist us during the day with various pieces of office administration, such as filing and data entry. This opportunity is available in our Edinburgh and Glasgow Offices.

Digital volunteer

Be an online youth worker. Provide one-to-one support, info and advice to young people online in live chat and by email. This opportunity is offered in our Edinburgh office only.

Participation volunteer

Participation volunteers support young people in their peer education roles; including public speaking, design and delivery of workshops, and accreditation. This opportunity is available in our Edinburgh and Glasgow Offices.

Talent pool volunteer

Help us out on an ad-hoc basis with things like events and fundraisers, or donate any useful specialist skills you might have! This opportunity is available in all areas.

Youth group volunteer

Youth group volunteers help facilitate regular LGBT youth groups, working face-to-face with young people in a supportive environment. Previous experience of working with young people under 26 is preferred.

This opportunity is available in all areas with a LGBTYS run youth group. We currently have a need in the following areas: Dumfries / East Dunbartonshire / Perth / Selkirk  – These areas will be prioritised in the next intake group.

Next steps

We recruit and train our volunteers throughout the year. We want to make sure that you have all the knowledge and skills to really make a difference for LGBT young people and that you feel prepared and confident when you start your volunteering with us. 

Our 2021 recruitment calendar below provides our recruitment dates, process and required training dates.

Application Dates          Shortlisting and Phone Interviews          Training Dates

7 to 18 June 2021            28 June to 9 July 2021                          26 July to 14 August 2021

27 Sept to 8 Oct 2021     18 to 29 October 2021                          8 November to 27 November 2021

Our training will take place as noted above and consist of a mix of self-guided sessions during the week and a live session on each of the Saturdays.

If you would like to receive a reminder to apply during our next intake, please pop your details into the form below.

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