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Volunteer Scheme

Volunteer Scheme – we need you to help us to be able to do what we do.

Volunteers are amazing people who help us to be able to do what we do, and we are dependent on them.

Since 2009 they have helped us organise our events and activities, helping us deliver the April Acts of Remembrance, our annual H.O.P.E. campaign, National Hate Crime Awareness Week and our Rainbow Boroughs Project.

We hope that volunteering with us helps people with their mental health and wellbeing by providing opportunities to meet and work with likeminded people who want to make the world a better place.

Volunteer Recruitment

We are recruiting volunteers.

If you are interested in volunteering please send your CV and a personal statement explaining why you would like to volunteer with us to:

rainbowboroughs@17-24-30.org

Volunteer Roles

Researchers

We need volunteers to help us with our research. This is something that can be worked on from home.

  • Freedom of information Research – UK Councils and UK Police Services.
  • Intersex Progressive Rainbow Flag Project – London Mayors

Freedom of Information Project

We need volunteers who can help us process the freedom of information responses that we have recevied from police services and councils across the UK.

Library Outreach Project

We need volunteers who are interested in working with us and their local library to maintain a great relationship with the library to ensure that our ‘Hate Crime’ and ‘LGBT+ Community’ Reference and Resource folders are maintained, and to ensure information is available in the libraries to promote awareness.

Stewards

We need volunteers to help steward our events – the April Acts of Remembrance, our Pride Marching Group, our October Service fo Hope and Remembrance at St Paul’s Cathedral, and other events we participate in.

Volunteer Induction

We are in the process of devevloping a volunteer induction program which all our volunteers will be invited to complete when they join our team.

Our volunteering is organises around six areas of focus.

  • Gold team – Accounts and Fundraising
  • Silver team – Admin
  • Blue team – Communications and Social Media
  • Green team – Events
  • Red team – Resources
  • Purple team – People

Volunteer Training

Where possible we will encourage our volunteers to participate in internal and external training opportunities.

This will include:

  • Hate Crime Awareness
  • LGBT+ Community Awareness

Volunteer Sessions

We currently faciliate two volunteer sessions in Lewisham each week.

  • Mondays 10 am to 5 pm
  • Tuesdays 10 am to 5 pm

There are opportunities for volunteers who wish to volunteer from home.

Volunteer Expenses

We believe that no volunteer should ever be out of pocket whilst volunteering with us – so we will cover volunteer expenses.

  • Volunteer Refreshments – a range of squashes, teas and coffees, along with a selection of biscuits is provided at each volunteer session.
  • Travel expenses – with receipt we will cover the cost of travel by public transport up to the value of a one-day travelcard.
  • Food allowance – with receipt we will cover the cost of a meal to the value of £5 when a volunteer is volunteering over 4 hours.

If you are interested in volunteering please send your CV and a personal statement explaining why you would like to volunteer with us to:

rainbowboroughs@17-24-30.org