Volunteer at ReportOUT! 

Our volunteer
recruitment for 22/23 is now closed

Want to join our team at ReportOUT?

People who are generous enough to donate their free time in support of ReportOUT’s work enable us to do so much more, and so our volunteers are the lifeblood of our organisation

 

We have just over 40 volunteers at ReportOUT who each bring a range of skills, backgrounds and experiences to our organisation

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All of our volunteers are dedicated to achieving social change for the human rights, and the development needs, of sexual and gender minorities across the globe. They are committed to helping us to achieve our new Three-Year Strategic Plan for 2022-2025, and our annual action plan goals.

 

Our volunteers are based both in the U.K. and internationally.

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Being part of ReportOUT is the best feeling in the world. Yes, we have to hear many sad stories and life experiences, but we are committed to ensuring the voice of all sexual and gender minorities are heard (Volunteer feedback)

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Interested? Start by watching this video!

Watch this video with Drew Dalton, Chair of ReportOUT, which sets out what we expect from a volunteer at ReportOUT.

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What qualities do you need to bring to us?

​We seek a certain type of volunteer at ReportOUT who is​:

  • Responsive to our communications – we can be a fast-moving organisation!

  • Dedicated to our cause

  • A clear ‘go-getter’ and very good levels of flexibility

  • Organised and able to juggle multiple workloads

  • Able to fully commit to their role – no half measures

  • Here for the long-term with us, not the short-term

  • Totally reliable and true to their word

  • Able to start and complete tasks to a high standard

  • A sense of fun and willingness to learn

  • Able to volunteer up to 16 hours per month – this is up to 4 hours per week in a 4-week month (this does vary and sometimes it can be much less, depending on our organisational need)

What else do you need to bring to us?

  • A decent WIFI or internet connection

  • A good ability to use Microsoft Office programmes, especially Outlook and Teams

  • To always attend your own (online) team meetings (times and days are arranged within teams)

  • To always attend our wider (online) monthly team meetings, which are held on a Sunday evening at 18:00 (U.K. time)

  • Fluent English – written
    and spoken

  • Ideally fluency in other
    languages 
    (very helpful
    but not essential)

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What are the benefits of volunteering with us?

Volunteering at ReportOUT brings a range of benefits, such as​:

  • Experience in the human rights sector

  • A professionalised volunteering experience and clear guidance in your role and team

  • Free access to a full suite of Microsoft Office programmes

  • A friendly, warm and welcoming volunteer family

  • A thorough volunteer induction process spread over two days and through an online virtual learning environment

  • Opportunities to either volunteer in our office if local to us, or to volunteer online (or a mix of the two)

  • Additional and optional training and qualifications, which may occasionally be offered

  • Supportive monthly team meetings within your team and the wider volunteer team

  • Individual supervisions with your Lead Trustee if needed

  • An opportunity to take part in our rewards system

  • A reference for your CV should you ever leave your volunteering

What do our volunteers say?

In our recent annual volunteer satisfaction survey in December 2021, our volunteers were asked to rank the following on a scale of 1 (not at all) to 10 (excellent). 31 volunteers answered the survey, and we think that the results speak for themselves:

 

  • How satisfied are you with your volunteering experience at ReportOUT? Score: 9

  • How well do you understand what is expected of you in your volunteer role? Score: 9

  • How valued and supported do you feel as a volunteer at ReportOUT? Score: 9.5

  • How much impact do you feel your work has? Score: 8.5

  • To what extent do you feel ReportOUT prioritises volunteer training? Score: 9.5

  • How likely are you to recommend ReportOUT to other people as a place to volunteer? Score: 10

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“Compared to other volunteering I’ve done, ReportOUT has been superb in setting a context, being clear on expectations of me and providing support and development. It asks a lot of volunteers (which is a good thing!) but also understands how to keep us motivated, informed and proud of what we’re achieving” (Volunteer feedback)

 

“Having been part of ReportOUT since Summer 2019. I have enjoyed every single moment of my experience so far. We are much more than a team, but a family of pioneers dedicated to bringing about change which has powerful impact. There are not enough words in the world to express how much gratitude and purpose that the charity has brought to my life!” (Volunteer feedback)

Our volunteer roles currently on offer

Click on the arrow buttons to scroll between roles!

Before you go further, have you:

 

  • Watched our video on this page?

  • Read the qualities (and what else) that we need from you on this page?

 

Now let’s take a look at the roles! We have the following volunteer role descriptors for you to read by clicking on the links below. We strongly encourage you to read them closely to see whether you are suitable for us, and that we are suitable for you

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Education & Training Officer

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When we recruit for volunteers to join our team, we are open to all if they have the skills that we need. However, we particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups at ReportOUT, such as disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) volunteers as well as transgender, non-binary and intersex volunteers. We warmly welcome international applicants to bring their networks and insight to our organisation.

 

We will require two references from all volunteers should you be successful, and if needed for the role, we will pay your fees for an Enhanced DBS check.

 

ReportOUT has achieved the HIV charter mark Positive Allies. This charter mark designates ReportOUT as an HIV-friendly place to volunteer, with clear policies in place and a commitment to tackling HIV-related stigma within our organisation

What happens next

  1. If your application matches what we need, then we will contact you by email with a suggested date and time for interview

  2. We will then interview you online via Microsoft Teams, and if you are successful, you will be invited to join our virtual learning environment (Moodle) to engage in the first part of your induction process through our online induction module.

  3. You will also gain your account logins for ReportOUT at this point.

  4. After this, you will need to come to our mandatory two online induction days – these will be held on Saturday 30th April and Sunday 1st May 2022, from 10:00-14:00 on both days (U.K. time)

  5. Volunteers will start in their teams in May 2022

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If it is useful, here is a helpful time zone convertor if you need it.

 

It is VITAL that you have read the relevant volunteer role descriptor and that you can genuinely meet the criteria that we need for our roles. If you have what we need, and can commit to this role, please apply using our online form