Can you help us provide valuable support to London’s over-50 LGBTQ+ communities?

We are looking for people to volunteer to help in the office of our charity supporting LGBTQ+ communities over the age of 50 focusing.

Administration volunteers are being recruited to support the Administration, Community Engagement and Befriending Teams.  Duties vary according to operational requirements but will include: data entry, spreadsheet maintenance, helping with emails and mail outs, updating listings and helping to organise meetings.  Basic knowledge of Office programmes is essential.  Helping us run the office will be a massive help in our work supporting older LGBTQ+ people in the community.

We are looking for people who are comfortable working in our London office, hours to be discussed.

No previous experience or qualifications are necessary; knowledge or connection with LGBTQ+ communities in London would be a plus, but a willingness to engage is just as good!  We are looking for volunteers for two teams so individual volunteers will do some of the tasks set out below.

What you'll do:

  • To check and deal with emails addressed to our generic email addresses
  • Data entry on our specialised database system
  • Maintenance and development of spreadsheets
  • Filing and helping maintenance of record systems
  • Helping with mailouts
  • Updating and mailing out Opening Doors’ members’ monthly listings programme
  • Helping to organise meetings
  • Word-processing documents such as minutes or reports
  • Supporting Opening Doors teams with ad hoc events and administration support
  • Supporting Opening Doors teams with answering enquiries either by email or over the phone
  • To check and deal with emails addressed to the generic befriending email address
  • Data entry on our specialised database system
  • Maintenance and development of spreadsheets
  • Filing and helping maintenance of record systems
  • Helping with mailouts
  • Word-processing documents such as minutes or reports
  • Supporting Opening Doors Befriending Team with ad hoc events and administration support
  • Supporting Opening Doors Befriending Team with answering enquiries either by email or over the phone

What you'll get:

  • a rewarding community experience
  • the chance to meet and support members of our LGBTQ+ PoC/BAME communities
  • the chance to gain or develop community facilitating skills
  • full training and support from Opening Doors

Find out more about the volunteer role with the operations/administrations team by downloading the role description

Find out more about the volunteer role with the befriending/telefriending team by downloading the role description

Want to join our team?

To join our volunteer team apply here

If you have any questions about the application process or volunteering roles, please email [email protected]

Thank you for your support and we look forward to you joining our team very soon!