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By volunteering with us you will be joining a 100+ 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!
  • "LGBT Youth Scotland has changed my career direction and I now find that my focus is on equalities and anti-discrimination"

 

We place a very high value on volunteering and on the vital role that volunteers play in our organisation. We're proud to be an Investing in Volunteers accredited charity; demonstrating our commitment to ensuring the highest standards in our volunteering programme.

We have a range of volunteering opportunities available, both for people who are looking for a regular commitment and for people who would prefer to volunteer on an occasional basis.

Looking to volunteer in a youth work role?

If you’d like a volunteering role working directly with young people, please note that our next youth work volunteer selection and intake begins in Spring 2020. If you would like to be notified when we open recruitment please add your name and email to the notification form and we'll drop you an email to let you know when the process opens.

I would like to volunteer on a regular basis

We have a wide range of volunteering opportunities that happen on a regular basis. These include youth group work, digital youth work, admin, research and policy work. If you’re looking to help out on a weekly, fortnightly or even monthly basis, this may well be the option for you.

I would like to volunteer on an occasional basis

Short on time? Only available once in a while? No problem. Our Talent Pool is a great way get to involved and give your support to LGBT Youth Scotland as a volunteer, without being tied to a regular commitment.

The idea is simple; when we need some extra help, we’ll get in touch with everyone on our Talent Pool list and see who’s available. This could be something like helping us run an event, redecorating a youth space, or taking part in a fundraising activity. You’re in control, and are free to say yes or no at any time.

What can I do as a volunteer?

There are several ways you can help LGBT Youth Scotland as a volunteer; the main opportunities we are promoting at the moment are listed below.

Opportunities might vary depending on where you are in the country; unfortunately not all opportunities are available in all areas.

If an opportunity you are interested in is marked “waiting list” then we can’t accept any more volunteers for that role in your area at the moment. However, we’ll be happy to contact you once an opportunity becomes available; just complete our volunteer enquiry form and we’ll get in touch with you when the time comes.

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 Edinburgh only.

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 Edinburgh only, and there is currently a waiting list.

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 currently only offered in Edinburgh and Glasgow, and there is currently a waiting list.

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 Alloa, Borders, Dumfries, Dundee, East Dunbartonshire, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Glasgow, Inverness, Perth, South Ayrshire and Stirling.

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 Alloa, Borders, Dumfries, Dundee, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Inverness, Perth and Stirling. A waiting list is available in East Dunbartonshire, Glasgow and South Ayrshire.

Featured opportunities

We recruit and train our volunteers in three batches each year, Spring, Summer and Autumn. 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. Recruitment is currently closed but if you want to be notified when we start the process for the Spring intake then pop your name and email in the form below and we will let you know.

 

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