Much of centred’s work is delivered and supported by LGBTQ volunteers. We value the dedication, contribution and commitment of our volunteers, and offer support, training and recognition for the significant role they play in our work.
Currently we have volunteers delivering and developing private LGBTQ history tours, undertaking academic and community research, supporting administrative tasks around the office, and offering support at our events.
Volunteers at centred can expect:
- To have their travel and food expenses covered when carrying out their roles
- To receive a formal induction
- Regular opportunities to meet on a one to one basis with the Volunteer Development Manager to discuss how things are going
- Input into decision making
- Ongoing training
- Fees to attend exhibitions and events related to their tasks
Here are some comments from volunteer tour guides, reflecting on their experience of training:
‘It’s felt very personal and caring to have frequent supervisions. Individual’s thoughts/opinions are easily lost in a group, but this makes sure everyone’s heard.’
‘Before, when I looked at the history, I didn’t feel any connection, regardless of the LGBT history that was being told; whereas this tour has made this feel like my heritage now, not just history that I enjoy reading about.’
‘The moral support is uplifting.’
‘In terms of guide training in London, this course was unparalleled.’
We are committed to the continued development of a diverse team of volunteers. To find out more about volunteering check out our getting involved section where we promote our current volunteering opportunities. If you want to find out anything else about volunteering get in contact centred.