Volunteers are at the heart of the service we offer.

They are involved in every part of the network, including:

    • Providing our phoneline, email, text and online chat service.
    • Our marketing and social media.
    • Research.
    • Fundraising.
    • Training.
    • Community outreach.
    • Liaising with organisations and businesses.


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If you are a member of the LGBT+ community and can spare at least two evenings a month for our helpline service or have time to help with one of the other activities, we would love to hear from you. All you need to do is fill in a new volunteer questionnaire and we will be in touch.


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Some of the benefits of being a Notts LGBT+ Network volunteer

All of our volunteers have the satisfaction of knowing they are making a positive difference to the LGBT+ community in Nottinghamshire, but there are lots of other benefits of volunteering with us:

  • The chance to learn new skills.
  • Put your current skills to use in a new context.
  • Add volunteering to your CV.
  • Meet other like-minded volunteers.
  • Take part in new social activities.
  • Make new friends.
  • Network with people from other voluntary and statutory organisations.
  • Be among the first to hear about important new developments.
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“So much has changed for the better for people over the years, but there a still people facing homophobia, discrimination, difficulties with friends & family, their own fears & anxieties. Its a privilege to work with the Network to support people as they need it”

“Volunteering for Notts LGBT+ Network has made me grow as a person & within a team. At the same time it allows me to help others within the community which I find an informative & enriching experience.”

“Volunteering for Notts LGBT+ Network gives me a great sense of personal achievement and huge reward in helping others during difficult moments.”

“I volunteer mainly to help as many people as possible, yet maybe selfish of me it’s also nice to speak & help somebody. I never knew about such a service, so had to support myself and had nobody else that I could talk to.”

“Volunteering for Notts LGBT+ Network gives me a great sense of purpose, I really love being able to help people, I find this truly rewarding but it’s also extremely fun.”

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