What you'll be doing?

  • Meeting and greeting members. Especially welcoming new members, introducing them to other people and ensuring they feel welcome and helping them to integrate
  • Sitting with the members and being part of the social group, joining the conversation and ensuring new members feel comfortable
  • Informing members about the venue and any plans to develop the event
  • Communicating with staff at the venue and keeping our relationship with the venue good and mutually beneficial
  • Helping clear away at the end of the event
  • Help to sign in members, provide information about Opening Doors activities, sign up new members when necessary
  • Providing cover for the lead volunteer, on occasions that they are unable to attend

Personal qualities most suited to the role:

  • Volunteers will ideally be sociable people who are able to encourage good group dynamics and be mindful of the social needs of sometimes vulnerable individual members
  • Good cultural sensitivity to the intersectional histories, needs and complexities of Older LGBTQ+ communities in the UK
  • Ability to volunteer using own initiative as required
  • Well organised and be able to prioritise tasks
  • Mindful and respectful of the needs and rights of minoritised people and communities in line with the Equality Act 2010
  • Requirement to undertake induction training and follow guidelines and policies of Opening Doors

What you'll get:

  • A rewarding community experience
  • The chance to meet and support members of our LGBTQ+ fifty plus communities, as well as other volunteers
  • The chance to gain or develop community facilitating skills
  • Full training and support from Opening Doors

Find out more about the role 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