Our next volunteer recruitment phase begins Summer 2017!
If you have difficulty accessing the above application form please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Being a volunteer for Cara-Friend is a rewarding and fulfilling experience and allows you to make a huge difference to the lives of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals trans people and their families and friends. It’s also an excellent way for you to develop new skills in life, meet new people and make an active contribution to the LGBT community in Northern Ireland.
LGBT Switchboard NI Volunteers make up the vast majority of our volunteers and they operate the helpline, listening to callers’ concerns, providing calm words and appropriate support and relevant information when necessary. There is also the aspect of offering befriendings, operating our new Online Chat Support service and responding to emails.
However, we also have roles for people who want to help Cara-Friend but do not want to volunteer for the Switchboard.
Administrative Volunteers help us ensure the smooth running of our offices, inputting data, sending out information by post, typing reports, booking rooms, and organising events.
Fundraising Volunteers help us raise funds for Cara-Friend by attending ‘bucket rattles’ which regularly take place across Northern Ireland’s LGBT venues, or by helping out or organising other fundraising events.
Information Researchers help us maintain and update our comprehensive database, ensuring that the information we have is both up to date and accurate. This vital role enables our telephone volunteers to have access to the most relevant information during the calls they take.
Website Volunteers ensure that news items and other important information is kept fresh and up-to-date throughout our websites and social media pages.