At Derbyshire Friend, volunteers are involved in all parts of our service, from planning and running events, to representing us at PRIDE’s, meetings and conferences, PSE outreach work, answering the helpline, administration, research and IT support, and being involved in our LGBT support and social groups. Being a volunteer here means that you complete awareness training, have regular support from the Volunteer Co-ordinator, and on-going development and training at our monthly volunteer meetings.
The Volunteer Co-ordinator will work with you to help you achieve your goals through volunteering, whether it’s to learn new skills, build confidence, meet new people, gain life experience, or to help Derbyshire Friend support others. There are a variety of short and long term opportunities currently available for people with enthusiasm and time to volunteer for us, please find our current volunteering opportunities below:
Please note all of these opportunities are available at our centre in Derby, unless otherwise stated.
We would like you to:
Be passionate about supporting the local and wider LGBT community and allies.
Be an excellent communicator.
Be able to constructively challenge prejudice and ignorance.
Be reliable and trustworthy.
Have had experience of an LGBT journey, know someone who has, or be aware of some of the issues that LGBT people can face.
In return we can offer:
Specialist role training, including on-going awareness training for potential issues.
Personal safety training dependent on role.
One-to-one support from our Volunteer Co-ordinator, support from our volunteer team and monthly volunteer meetings.
An opportunity to build confidence, gain experience, give time and life experience to your LGBT community, meet new friends and volunteer in a supportive environment.