are you ready to support lgbtq+ youth who need your help? 

Make a difference today by supporting LGBTQ+ young people who are experiencing, or at risk of homelessness.


Why should you volunteer with akt?

With your support, we can help more LGBTQ+ young people find homes where they’ll be safe, work places where they can be themselves and educational environments where they can thrive.

Volunteers have always been at the heart of the organisation since akt began in 1989 and they continue to play an important role supporting our work with LGBTQ+ young people experiencing homelessness or living in a hostile environment. We have volunteers involved across a wide range of roles, in different locations and giving varying amounts. 

Come and join our friendly team of over 140 volunteers across the UK and you could get involved in spreading the word about akt and our services, representing us at a Pride event, raising vital funds for our work or even mentoring an LGBTQ+ young person. We are passionate about offering exciting volunteer roles that enable you to develop new skills and meet new people, all whilst knowing you are having a positive impact on the lives of LGBTQ+ young people. 


Are you one of our current volunteers? You can find expenses forms, helpful links and information about our policies on our Volunteers Hub page.


Find out more information about your volunteering journey in our handbook.
For me it's seeing the difference you can make to people's lives by supporting akt. I've been able to meet some wonderful people, hear their stories and see lives be improved by the work akt do.
A quote from one of our volunteers.

There are many reasons people who want to volunteer haven’t started yet – if you’re one of them, akt has volunteer roles to suit all different types of interests, experience and time commitment levels. We want our volunteering to be as flexible and accessible as possible – volunteering could mean anything from walking with us in a Pride parade once a year, meeting with a young person for an hour a week as a mentor or delivering a presentation about akt at your local school. In return we can offer you ongoing training and support, a chance to meet other like-minded volunteers and the opportunity to volunteer for a thriving LGBTQ+ charity.

By volunteering with akt, we are able to support and encourage young people and let them know that they are not alone.
Volunteer Mentor

To get started browse the volunteering opportunities below and apply directly online. The akt Volunteering Team is here to support and guide you through every step of the recruitment process. You’ll receive an induction to the organisation and any necessary role specific training. We are committed to offer a positive volunteer experience to our fantastic volunteers. We organise regular social events, ongoing training sessions throughout the year, and opportunities to feedback on your experience.

If you’re interested or want more information about volunteering for akt,  drop us an email  to or take a look at our current opportunities below. 

akt has inspired me to continue supporting the LGBTQ+ community as much as I can. Especially in the current climate, it’s more important than ever.
Volunteer at akt, 3 years
Volunteering at akt has inspired me to be even more outgoing. It’s such a great cause and it makes me passionate about sharing about the work that akt does in my personal/professional life.
Volunteer at akt, 1 year

Your Volunteering Journey

This is the process for becoming an akt volunteer.

We asked our staff and volunteers: “What piece of advice would you give to those looking to volunteer at akt in the future?”- Here’s what they said:

Don’t worry about what other people think of you. I used to be incredibly shy, but life is too short so don’t waste your time worrying if people will judge you. Live your best life and do what makes you happy.
Fundraising Event Volunteer
Go for it! There are many options to help ways that fit around your schedule.
Fundraising Event Volunteer
Just give it a go! This such a wide range of issues that LGBTQ+ young people are dealing with, you won’t necessarily have direct experience, but it is amazing how far some empathy and a positive, reliable influence in someone’s life can go to helping them deal with the situation they face.
Volunteer Mentor
Keep an eye on our website, we’re always putting out a variety of opportunities on there, and the perfect one for you might be just around the corner!
akt staff member