Volunteering with Pride
Happy Pride Month from everyone at Volunteer Glasgow to the LGBTQ+ community in Glasgow and beyond. A huge thank you to all the LGBTQ+ volunteers who make a difference to their communities and all the volunteers working with organisations who support LGBTQ+ causes.
We believe that volunteering should be a safe, accessible and welcoming space for everyone, and we will always strive to make this a reality. We also appreciate all feedback and ideas from volunteers and organisations on ways that we can improve accessibility in volunteering.
If you’re looking for support as an LGBTQ+ person in Glasgow, or you’re interested in getting involved with volunteering to support the community, here are a few organisations to get in touch with:
LGBT Youth Scotland – lgbtyouth.org.uk
LGBT Youth Scotland provides quality youth work to LGBTI young people and works in partnership for LGBTI equality and human rights. They operate Youth Groups, Digital Support, and an LGBTQ Advice service.
LGBT Health and Wellbeing – lgbthealth.org.uk
LGBT Health and Wellbeing promotes the health, wellbeing and equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT+) adults (16+) in Scotland. They offer many support services supporting LGBTQ+ refugees, older people, people with mental health issues, rainbow families and more. They also host frequent community events and operate Scotland’s LGBT Helpline at 0300 123 2523.
LEAP Sports – leapsports.org
LEAP Sports Scotland (Leadership, Equality and Active Participation in Sports for LGBTI people in Scotland) works for greater inclusion for LGBTI people in sport and against homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in a sports context. They host frequent sport and wellbeing events that are inclusive and welcoming for LGBTQ+ people.
Equality Network Scotland – equality-network.org
The Equality Network aims to bring about equality and improve the human rights situation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people in Scotland. They offer resources and information for LGBTQ+ people, including a directory of local organisations across Scotland.
Scottish Trans Alliance – scottishtrans.org
Scottish Trans Alliance work to improve gender identity and gender reassignment equality, rights and inclusion in Scotland. They offer information for trans and non-binary people about accessing support, community groups, trans-inclusive healthcare and policy & legislation.
TIE (Time for Inclusive Education) – tie.scot
TIE are Scotland’s LGBT Inclusive Education charity, taking an educational approach to tackling homophobic, biphobic, and transphobic bullying and prejudice and encouraging the teaching of LGBT history, role models, and equalities education within all schools. They offer free LGBTQ+ inclusive resources for educating children and young people.
Stonewall Scotland – stonewallscotland.org.uk
Stonewall stands for lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, questioning and ace (LGBTQ+) people everywhere, and imagines a world where all LGBTQ+ people are free to be themselves and can live their lives to the full. Stonewall offer a number of resources for LGBTQ+ people and employers on creating inclusive workplaces and best practice.
Glasgow Small Trans Library Mutual Aid – smalltranslibrary.org
The Small Trans Library is a small lending library of trans-authored books for trans people, with branches in Dublin and Glasgow. Started in response to the current crisis, branches of the Small Trans Library maintain groceries and supplies funds for trans people who are out of work or struggling.