Being listened to without judgement can transform a person’s life. Be part of our nationwide volunteer team and make a difference.

The LGBT Ireland – National LGBT Helpline is run through a network of trained volunteers based in eight local helplines across the country. Our volunteers come from all walks of life, with one thing in common, we all identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and/or Transgender and want to give something back to our community.

We currently have over 80+ volunteers around the country, who work together to provide confidential listening, support and information to LGBTI+ people and their families and friends, seven days a week.

The work is very rewarding and only requires a commitment of six hours per month.

We are not recruiting volunteers at present.

You can contact us to be added to our National Waiting-List to be notified when we are next recruiting in your area!

If you are interested in volunteering with our service we would be delighted to hear from you. There are four steps to our recruitment process:

Step 1: Fill out an application form and email the completed form to steven@lgbt.ie.

Step 2: Once we have received your application form and are accepting new volunteers, our Volunteer Coordinator will get in touch to arrange an interview. The interview is a way for you to find out more about what is involved in volunteering and for us to assess your skills and capacity for volunteering with our helpline.

Step 3: Following the outcome of the interview, the next step is to take part in our training programme, which normally runs over 2 full Saturdays and 3 evenings.

Step 4: Following successful completion of the training programme, you will work with an experienced Helpline Volunteer for the first four shifts in our service. We also offer ongoing training and support to provide the skills and knowledge that you’ll need in your volunteer role.

To apply to volunteer with LGBT Ireland’s Helpline, simply download the Volunteer Application Form below and email it to steven@lgbt.ie and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

LGBT Ireland only takes helpline volunteers who identify as LGBTQ+ who are aged 21+ years due to the sensitive nature of the calls we receive.