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Switchboard Application form

Brighton and Hove LGBT Switchboard

Volunteer Application

IT Requirement

All volunteer help-line operators are required to have basic computer skills, in particular communicating via e-mail, and performing internet searches to locate resources for help-line callers and email enquirers.

For anyone without a personal email account we can assist you in setting up an email address (i.e hotmail, gmail, yahoo, etc.) free of charge using switchboard’s computers, which you can use at any time to check your email.

Personal Information:

Full Name:

Preferred Pronouns





Email Address:

Phone numbers:

Home Phone:

Mobile Phone:


Please select which volunteer opportunities you would like to apply for:

LGBTQ Switchboard Helpline Operator

LGBTQ Health and Inclusion Project Community Outreach Volunteer

Older LGBTQ Project

Why Switchboard?

Please describe what you hope to achieve by being a volunteer with switchboard:

Your Skills and Experience

Please describe any relevant skills, experiences, knowledge and personal qualities that would enable you to fulfil the role of Switchboard volunteer, using the points on the person specification guide.

Please specifically evidence your knowledge and experience of the LGBTQ community and the issues that affect LGBTQ people. This is important for us to assess your suitability for this role that involves responding to a wide range of LGBTQ people.

Criminal Convictions including spent convictions

Please give any details of criminal convictions including spent convictions. If you are offered a volunteer opportunity, you will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.


Please provide the details of two referees who are able to comment on your suitability for the role of volunteer help-line operator. At least one of these referees must be someone who knows you professionally as opposed to personally.

Reference 1


Relationship to Referee:

Length of Relationship:

Address and Phone Number:

Email Address:

Reference 2


Relationship to Referee:

Length of Relationship:

Address and Phone Number:

Email Address:

To assist us in evaluating our marketing activity, please tell us where you heard about Brighton and Hove LGBT Switchboard

Are you interested in volunteering your time to assist any other aspects of Switchboard’s work, for example, fundraising, marketing, IT, or any other area of work? Please give details of what you would be willing to help with, and what skills and abilities you have in these areas

Thank you for completing this application form which will be reviewed by us. If you appear to meet the requirements for the volunteer role, you will be contacted regarding attending an interview.

If you have any questions in the meantime please contact us on the above details, or the administrator can be emailed at brighton.admin@switchboard.org.uk

By clicking submit, you agree to become a member of the Brighton and Hove LGBT Switchboard and consent to your details being held on a members register.