Volunteer

Galop gives advice and support to people who’ve experienced biphobia, homophobia, transphobia, sexual violence or domestic abuse.

Become a mentor

Could you join our team of hate crime mentors? As a mentor you would get the chance to help someone through a difficult point in their life via a series of one to one meetings, with training and support provided by us.

Mentors are regular LGBT people giving someone a helping hand. They help someone take control of their life at a time when they’re recovering from homophobia, biphobia or transphobia. Training, supervision and expenses are provided.

Find out more here.

 

Join the Management Committee

Galop is run by a Management Committee made up of volunteers. They have a direct input into shaping the future and direction of Galop’s work in making LGBT people safer. We are particularly interested in applicants from trans and BME people as they are currently underrepresented on the Committee.

If you are interested in finding out more about joining the Management Committee please download our Management Committee Application Form or look at the Member Role Description to find out more about what’s involved.

 

Other types of volunteering

Due to our current set-up we are unable to take on volunteers for ongoing office-based roles. However, if you feel you could offer your time or skills on an ad hoc basis we would love to add you to our pool of volunteers who we can call on for one-off events or projects.

  • Helping with one-off events – e.g. fundraisers or events like Pride
  • Helping to deliver publicity – e.g. dropping off cards and leaflets to LGBT venues across London or mail-outs to let people know about us
  • Helping to Fundraise – e.g. if you have expertise in fundraising, want to put on an event for Galop or raise money through sponsorship

Please download an application form and tell us a little bit about what you would like to get out of working with Galop. We will then contact you to have an informal chat about the next steps.

Unfortunately, as we’re a small organisation we don’t have the capacity to train volunteers to work directly with clients. If you are interested in advice work with clients you might want to look into one of the larger charities, such as SwitchboardTHT or Stonewall.