Volunteering for ODL can be a life-enhancing experience.
We currently have over 280 volunteers from a wide variety of backgrounds and ages who support us in our work. They help us run our various groups and social activities for LGBT+ people over 50, and vitally, our befriending service, for the most isolated in our community. We couldn’t do the work we do without the commitment, enthusiasm, skills and brilliance that our volunteers bring to their roles.
Equally, we recognise that people have to benefit from their volunteering with us. Our volunteers have said that they:
They also report a great deal of satisfaction in being able to make a difference to the lives of LGBT+ people over 50.
If you would like to join our volunteer team, please have a look through the volunteer vacancies listed below. To apply, fill in one of our application forms, and then send it back to us at [email protected]. If you would like to find out more or further discuss volunteering, please feel free to email us at this address or call 020 7239 0400.
Please note, for all volunteering roles an Application Form, Declaration Form and Equalities and Diversity Monitoring Form will need to be completed.
Below are our current volunteer vacancies:
Support isolated and/or housebound LGBT+ people over 50 by engaging in regular visits and when appropriate accompanying them to events/ groups.
Support our group visits to a range of cultural activities in Southwark.
We are looking for volunteers to meet up with members for exhibitions, film screenings, theatre and other arts events.
Can you interpret BSL and help us support people with hearing impairment?
Help us increase one-on-one communication and support with our members.
Help us raise the voice for LGBT+ people over 50 as an ODL Ambassador.
Help us run the Women's Film Club.