Current Paid Vacancies

Befriending Support Officer

Role Outline

We are looking to expand our Befriending Service with a new role of Befriending Support Officer. You will be responsible for supporting all aspects of the co-ordination and development of the ODL Befriending service for older lesbian, gay, bisexual and  transgender people (aged 50+) across London, including [but not limited to] working with the Befriending Co-ordinator to ensure recruitment, placement and ongoing support and training of volunteers to support the befriending service.

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ODL Befriending Support Officer Job Description

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ODL Job Application Form

Equalities and Diversity Monitoring Form

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Current Volunteering Vacancies

Administration Volunteer

Role Outline

Administration volunteers are being recruited to support the operations and development teams. Duties vary according to operational requirements but will include: data entry, spreadsheet maintenance, helping with mail outs, updating listings and helping to organise meetings. Basic knowledge of Office programmes is essential. Helping us run the office will be a massive help in our work supporting older LGBTQ people in the community.

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Supper Group Volunteer

Role Outline

  • This is a support role working as part of a team to ensure the smooth running of each event. Volunteers work as a team to set up the event, serve food and clear away dishes, and clean up at the end of the evening
  • Volunteers should also focus on making sure all members enjoy the evening and when necessary are gently encouraged to socialise with other members.
  • Volunteers are required to attend any relevant training and two volunteer forums annually
  • Volunteers should be committed to and competent in member, volunteer and organisation confidentiality, and mindful of Information Governance policy

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Volunteer QTIPOC Group and Activities Facilitator

Role Outline

  • Helping to developing a supportive environment for older QTIPOC people from all over London
  • Work as the identified facilitator of or group or activities developed in support of the above
  • Promoting the group to relevant communities and other ODL members and volunteers
  • Communicating the needs of older QTIPOC members of the group or general QTIPOC communities to the ODL team in order to facilitate a more welcoming culture within the organisation generally
  • Attending any relevant training and regular supervision with the line-supervisor at periods to be agreed
  • To be personally responsible to request your own formal and/or additional one to one supervision support with a relevant member of the ODL team should you feel this to be needed (e.g. to discuss personal training needs and development concerns etc)
  • Developing and maintaining up-to-date knowledge of all products and events being promoted by ODL so that opportunities for cross-promotion can be maximised
  • Working cooperatively as part of the ODL Operations Team
  • Committed to and competent in member, volunteer and organisation confidentiality, and mindful of Information Governance policy
  • Attending at least 2 volunteer forums a year

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Volunteer Trainer

Role Outline

  • Being a valued member of our team of trainers as part of our Reach Out and Open Doors training scheme.
  • Working cooperatively with the ODL Training Team to deliver our official training programmes to our customers and other engaged partners

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Volunteer Training Admin Support

Role Outline

  • Working cooperatively with the ODL Training Team to support our official training programmes to our customers and other engaged partners
  • Being a valued member of our training team as part of our Reach Out and Open Doors training scheme

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Volunteer Ambassador

Role Outline

  • ODL has a commitment to ensuring that the voice of the older LGBT*community is heard – by both service providers and policy makers. Our Ambassador programme is about supporting members use their skills and experience to do this.
  • Opening Doors London Ambassadors are older LGBT* people who want to volunteer with us and are confident about talking about the needs and experience of older LGBT* community. Our Ambassadors make a significant contribution to the external representation and influence of ODL, and in doing so to raising the share of the voice of Older LGBT* people in policy, research and the media.

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Bi-the-Way Volunteer

Role Outline

  • We are looking for people who are comfortable working in a group focussed on bi- and pan- people over the age of 50 and our allies. We are looking for people to either share or support facilitation duties. No special qualifications are required but knowledge of or connection with the bi/pan community in London would be useful. Alternatively willingness to develop such knowledge and contacts would also be useful.

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Out and About Barbican Volunteer

Role Outline

  • This is a support role working as part of a team to ensure the smooth running of each event or activity. Volunteers work as a team to set up and run events and activities, communicate with relevant third party staff, assist in programming and ensure that all venues are accessible.
  • Volunteers should also focus on making sure all members enjoy events and activities, when necessary gently encouraging members to socialise with each other.
  • Volunteers are required to attend any relevant training and two volunteer forums annually.
    Volunteers should also be committed to and competent in member, volunteer and organisation confidentiality, and mindful of Information Governance policy

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