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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To find out more about how you can support us, email [email protected]
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:
We engage with everyone within our communities, and we are proud to uplift the voices of bi and pan people amongst our members and volunteers. We run a monthly group for bi and pan people and are looking for volunteers to facilitate it. We hold discussions and invite people to engage with the members in a wide variety of ways such as seated yoga, group singing, “gender neutral” ballroom dancing and talks on gender identity, coming out, hate crime, bereavement, aging and media representation
Can you interpret BSL and help us support people with hearing impairment?
Our popular Friday Social needs more volunteer support to help the team. 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 volunteers who currently support the group.
We are looking for volunteers with good IT experience to help facilitate this weekly drop-in and help members who are often left behind in the ever-changing world of tech - both hardware such as laptops, tablets, smart phones and PCs + software, social media, phishing, spam etc. Experience with Apple products and social networking sites please.
We provide trips to Kew Gardens for our members throughout the summer. As they are so popular, we urgently need more volunteers to support us with increasing the number of trips to Kew we can provide. The Kew Gardens trips give members the opportunity to meet new friends, catch up with old ones and enjoy conversation whilst exploring the gardens. It is a fantastic opportunity to provide our members with an experience that they otherwise may not have had. The Kew Gardens trips prove very popular
Opening Doors have partnered with Out Together (Friends of Dorothy) for a joint Telefriending Service for those in West Yorkshire.
The Telefriending Service will match someone in the area with a volunteer from West Yorkshire for a friendly positive chat each week. The calls will last around 30 minutes and will be weekly, on the same day and time.