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Volunteering Opportunities with York LGBT Forum

If you’re thinking about volunteering with us, we’d like to take this time to thank you!  We are a volunteer-run organisation and couldn’t continue to do the work we do without people like you.  We are often looking for more members to join our team in a variety of positions.  Check the list of opportunities below and if you’ve found something which fits you then email us @ yorklgbtforum@gmail.com with the York LGBT Forum Volunteer Form (link below).
York LGBT Forum Volunteer Form Issue 1

We are currently looking for volunteers to fill the following roles:

Volunteer Gardeners – Volunteer gardeners needed for our Human Rights garden.   We are currently going on our winter break but we will be back in March.

Independent Fundraisers – We are always looking for people to fundraise for us in a variety of different ways.  If you’d like to be one of these people please visit our Support Us page for more information and fundraising ideas.  We really value those who take the time to raise money for us.  We couldn’t continue to run without people like you.

Active Leisure Volunteers –  We are looking for a sports coordinator to help us deliver one of our projects. You must have an interest in sport and able to organise groups. Apart from those two criteria the role has opportunity to put your personal stamp on it

Subgroup Volunteers – Do you have a particular interest? then why not join one of our subgroups. We have lots to choose from: Health and Wellbeing, Older People, Hate Crime, Trans, Bisexual, Schools and Young People, Events, Finance, International and Archives.

Healthwatch Representative 

Healthwatch are a statutory organisation which assesses public sector services. We have worked with this organisation in reviewing LGBT people’s experience of accessing Health and Social care services in York. We are looking for a volunteer who can attend the Healthwatch Assembly which meets ever quarter. The meetings normally take place in the afternoon at York CVS. In this role you represent LGBT+ people and the concerns they have accessing health and social care services. The meeting may discuss confidential issues. It is also a good place for networking, joint project building and informing people of our work. You will report back to the Health and Wellbeing Subgroup Coordinator about what happened in these meetings. You will need to have good communication and confidentiality skills.

Not subject to a DBS check as this is role is not working with vulnerable people but an interview will take place and references asked for.

Homeless Project Volunteer

We are looking for people with lived experience to help us with our homeless project.

We are aiming to establish monthly meetings where people with lived experience can suggest and implement projects that benefit LGBT homeless people.

Mental Health Volunteer (Trauma-informed)

We are looking to recruit peers with lived experience of mental health to help manage our mental health peer support group

Training can be given

North Yorkshire Outreach Volunteers – To help to design, implement and manage fundraising/awareness with our Northallerton subgroup coordinator

Research Volunteers – To help to amalgamate our research into one report. We anticipate this would take 20-30 hours.

Bisexual Subgroup Volunteers – To help to design, implement and manage social events with our bi subgroup coordinator.

Young Person’s Bookclub Volunteer – Volunteers are needed to help us manage our Young Person’s bookclub. This will require a clear Enhanced DBS check and safeguarding training is mandatory.