Our amazing volunteers are an integral part of our organisation. We currently have over 280 volunteers who support us in roles in the delivery of services to LGBTQ+ people over 50. From communication and engagement, getting involved in fundraising activities, helping us run social events for members and providing administration support, we have a whole range of opportunities for you! Volunteer with us now and be a part of something incredible!
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To find out more about how you can support us, email [email protected]
What do our volunteers say?Our volunteers tell us they like to work with us for a vast array of reasons:
To hear more about what it’s like to volunteer with us, check out Ben’s story as a befriending volunteer:
Read about our volunteers here
Below are our current volunteer vacancies:
We are currently not taking on new applications for Volunteer Befrienders as the service is at full capacity
Can you interpret BSL and help us support people with hearing impairment?
As a charity ODL relies on fundraising, and we are looking for volunteers to support our Community Fundraiser increase our income in these very challenging times.
We have a brilliant new choir director and a new central London venue with an ambition to launch in October, initially monthly. Our new choir director runs vocal workshops for theatre companies and choirs, including BBC Worldwide Staff. There will be no auditions to join. The choir will first and foremost be about having fun and welcoming all colours of the LGBTQ+ rainbow.
If you have an interest in choirs, this an ideal group to volunteer with.
We are currently at capacity and are not taking on telefriending volunteers.
We are looking for volunteers who are film fans, particularly of lesbian/bi and/or womxn centred cinema. Volunteers will ideally be sociable people who are able to encourage good group dynamics and be mindful of the social needs of sometimes vulnerable individual members.
We encourage applications from people with good cultural sensitivity to the intersectional histories, needs and complexities of LGBTQ+ communities over 50 in the UK.