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Volunteering

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!

What can I do as a volunteer?

We have volunteering opportunities in the following locations: Perth / Glasgow / Dumfries / Ayr / Dundee / Inverness / Edinburgh / Stirling / Selkirk (Scottish Borders) / Falkirk / East Dunbartonshire.

Here are some of the roles available as an LGBT Youth Scotland volunteer:

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 our Edinburgh and Glasgow Offices.

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 available in our Edinburgh and Glasgow Offices.

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 available in our Edinburgh and Glasgow Offices.

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 all areas.

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 all areas with an LGBTYS run youth group. We currently have a need in the following areas: Dumfries / Perth / Selkirk  – These areas will be prioritised in the next intake group.

Next steps

We recruit and train our volunteers throughout the year. We want to make sure that you have all the knowledge and skills to really make a difference for LGBTI young people and that you feel prepared and confident when you start volunteering with us. 

Our recruitment and training periods for 2022 are:

Application Period Interview Period Training Period
25 April - 8 May 2022 16 - 27 May 2022 6 June - 2 July 2022 (amended dates)
22 August - 2 September 2022 12 - 21 September 2022 10 - 29 October 2022
23 January - 3 February 2023 13 - 24 February 2023 6 - 25 March 2023

 

Our training consists of a mix of self-guided sessions during the week and a live session on each of the Saturdays.

If you would like to receive a reminder to apply during our next intake, please pop your details into the form below.

 

 

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