Gay Advice Darlington/Durham (GADD) is a volunteer run service established in 1995 by local gay and bisexual men, and has developed into a Charity that work with and for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community of North East and Nationally.

GADD's services include;

A Helpline, Drop-in Sessions for Men, Women, Youth and Trans people, Counseling

1-2-1 Support on a variety of issues, befriending and advocacy and much more...

Why volunteer?

Why not? Give something back to the community and make a difference. Share your energy and life skills.

What are the benefits to me?

GADD will provide FREE training, a FREE GADD Handbook, regular support sessions and continued development, not to mention making new friendships, increased confidence and positive experiences!


To be an active Volunteer for GADD you need to:

  1. be aged 18 or over
  2. have an informal interview
  3. successfully complete the training course
  4. have a satisfactory DBS check (paid for by GADD)


Simply print out and fill in the Volunteer Form and return it to the office.

You will be contacted shortly thereafter with details of the next Training Course.

For further information about Volunteering with us, please contact our Volunteer Lead. Contact details can be found on the Contact Us page.