The gay and lesbian community has a long tradition of volunteerism, stemming in large part from our history of marginalisation and our ongoing struggle for acceptance and equality under the law.
Historically, we’ve had to rely on one another because we couldn’t find support elsewhere. However, even these days most “out” gay and lesbian people have strong memories of their own struggle with self-acceptance and coming out – experiences that drive a desire to help others who are embarking on a similar journey.
|To support peers|
|To take an active and satisfying role in making your community safe and healthy|
|To gain new skills and experiences.|
|To challenge your existing views and be intellectually stimulated|
|To learn more about the wonderful diversity of human experiences|
|To benefit from training and professional development opportunities|
|To stay in touch with GLBTI community news and events|
|To build new friendships and expand your social network|
Volunteer opportunities exist in the following areas:
(click on the link to download a Job Description Form)
Peer telephone counselling
Support group facilitation
Fundraising and Marketing
Administration or IT support
We also often require assistance with project work and other one-off tasks so we can generally find something that suits your skills, experience and interests.
How to become a volunteer
Peruse the job descriptions above
Email us with your details and we’ll send you a Volunteer Application Form.
If training is required (e.g., phone counseling) you will be informed of upcoming courses