Living Proud and QLife Volunteering Information Session

6-8pm 22 November 2022

QLife is largely delivered by trained LGBTIQ+ Volunteer Peer Supporters and this session is an opportunity to find out about the process to become a Peer Supporter – what we ask of volunteers, the skills you will gain and how you will support your peers in the community.

Other roles are available for anyone who would like more occasional volunteer opportunities,  We have current vacancies in events, fundraising, disability/accessibility support, social media and administration roles.

The venue is wheelchair accessible and light refreshments will be offered.

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Volunteer

Our services rely on volunteers. We are keen to hear from people up for the challenges and benefits that volunteering can bring.

Peer-based Volunteering

Peer-based volunteering is particularly important in LGBTIQ+ communities. Volunteering gives people the opportunity to support their communities. And allows LGBTIQ+ folks to receive support from people who have similar experiences.

Volunteering for LGBTIQ+ Peers & Allies

Allies are people who are not themselves part of the LGBTIQ+ community but actively support our community.  Living Proud welcomes allies as volunteers in our events, project and office volunteer roles.

Why volunteer?

  • To support LGBTIQ+ community
  • To take an active and satisfying role in making your community safe and healthy
  • To gain new skills and experiences
  • To challenge your existing views and be intellectually stimulated
  • To learn more about the wonderful diversity of human experiences
  • To benefit from training and professional development opportunities
  • To stay in touch with LGBTIQ+ community news and events

Volunteering Opportunities at Living Proud

QLIFE Peer Supporter

QLife is Australia’s first nation-wide peer support and referral service for LGBTIQ+ people. QLife is led by LGBTIQ+ Health Australia in collaboration with state-based LGBTIQ+ organisations.

Becoming a QLife Peer Supporter is an intensive process. It includes attending training over 10 weekly evening sessions. It also involves being supported on shift and ongoing training and development. We hold one annual volunteer intake a year. This occurs one evening a week from the beginning of each year. Applications are due in November/December.

To be eligible to be a QLife volunteer you must :

  • Be an LGBTIQ+ Peer
  • Be available weekday evenings
  • Have strong verbal communication skills
  • Be open-minded and willing to be challenged
  • Hold positive and contemporary attitudes towards sex, sexuality and gender diversity
  • Understand that people’s problems cannot be ‘solved’ but we can offer options and support other’s decisions
  • Be willing to commit to ongoing training and supervision

Complete an Expression of Interest here. We will then invite you to complete a full application for our next volunteer intake.

Other Volunteer Roles

Office Volunteer

Office Volunteers support Living Proud staff with:

  • Administrative support of projects
  • Data entry
  • Mailing out Resources

Events Volunteer

Events Volunteers assist with:

  • Fundraising events
  • Community and school stalls
  • Living Proud’s presence at events like Pride Fairday and Pride Parade
  • Event Planning

Queer & Accessible Volunteer

Living Proud’s Queer & Accessible project works with LGBTIQ+ events to encourage them to be more accessible for people with disability.

Q&A Volunteers assist with:

  • The Accessibility Concierge at large events, which assists individuals who may require accessiblity information or individual support to access food trucks, activities, etc.
  • Hosting priority viewing areas for people with disability at events.
  • Accessibility support at smaller events.

To enquire about volunteering with Events, Projects or in the office, contact sarah@livingproud.org.au.

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