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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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:
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Below are our current volunteer vacancies:
Can you help us provide valuable support to London’s over-50 LGBTQ+ BAME/PoC people?
We are looking for people to volunteer facilitating a group focused on LGBTQ+ people from BAME/PoC communities over the age of 50 and our interests and issues.
Our BAME engagement is both online and face to face, and we would like volunteers to support this. We’re looking for volunteers to share and support co-facilitation duties.
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?
Our popular Friday Coffee and Cake Social is starting Face to Face meetings again and we urgently need more volunteer support. The club is well attended by a good mix of current ODL members from the LGBTQ+ communities and can get very busy. You would be working alongside the experienced volunteer who currently supports the group.
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.
The Play Reading group has been running since April 2021 and offers a supportive and friendly space to members who enjoy reading plays and acting. Guided by the Lead Volunteer, members play parts and perform plays together over Zoom.
This is an ideal opportunity for a volunteer to support the running of this small group of keen amateur thespians. If you have an interest in this area, it’s an ideal group to volunteer with. The group is attended by a good mix of current ODL members from the LGBT
We are currently at capacity and are not taking on telefriending volunteers.
We are proud to support people from every section of our LGBTQ+ communities and are looking for volunteers to work with our Trans and Nonbinary Officer to support our Trans and Nonbinary Group. Volunteers need to have some knowledge of and connection to trans and nonbinary communities, and be happy supporting a group and activities focussing on people over 50.
The Walk and Talk group is a new service which began in July 2021. Walk and Talks take place in North and South London – approximately two per month in both localities and are a gentle amble with friendly conversation for ODL members. Walk and Talks are guided by the respective lead volunteers who select suitable routes and provide some basic information about the chosen areas.
This is an ideal volunteering opportunity for those who enjoy the outdoors and meeting new people.