The LGBT helpline – the national support service for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people – has launched a nationwide volunteer recruitment drive. It is looking for members of the LGBT community in Mayo to contribute towards expanding the opening hours of the helpline, which is currently unable to meet demand for its services.
Volunteers are required to complete an initial six-week training period and to contribute a minimum of four hours service per month. After their initial training, they will be based in one of the LGBT Helpline’s affiliated local helpline centres, which are located in Roscommon, Dublin, Cork and Dundalk. The identity of volunteers is never revealed, and the helpline safeguards their privacy at all times.
The LGBT helpline can be accessed on 1890 929 539 at the following times: Monday (7pm to 9pm ); Tuesday and Wednesday (6pm to 9pm ); Thursday and Friday (7pm to 9pm ) Saturday and Sunday (4pm to 6pm )