At the moment we have only one paid member of staff (a part-time administrator). All the other work that needs doing at Switchboard is done by our volunteers. Switchboard volunteers are our lifeblood – both on the phone and behind the scenes. They are our greatest asset.
Would you like to join us? We are always looking for new support. When people think of Switchboard they think of volunteers answering phones. But we also need volunteers behind the scene, helping to run Switchboard with skills such as training, PR, Marketing or IT.
For more information, choose the volunteer role that interests you below or click here to read our FAQ.
Volunteering with us allows you to make a real difference to the lives of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and trans people – and their families and friends. You’ll also meet new people, learn from their experience and make an active contribution to the wider LGBT+ communities.
Being a Support Volunteer is just as important and valuable as being a Listening Volunteer. In order to keep answering calls, Switchboard needs to run efficiently and effectively. Perhaps you have a technical skill, or corporate experience, or have recently been on a course for professional development – and can apply some of those skills and experience to the successful running of Switchboard, now and for the future.