Our ambassadors form a network of young and diverse LGBT+ individuals who talk about their experiences to positively impact the lives of LGBT+ young people. Through telling our own stories we can all play a part in ensuring the younger generation of young LGBT+ people grow up with the support and representation they need.
As a Just Like Us ambassador your role will be incredibly varied. There are a number of exciting projects, tasks and opportunities you can get involved in, for example:
* Delivering talks to schools and colleges (in pairs)
* Creating online media such as blog posts, articles or videos
* Joining our podcast team
* Taking part in our mentoring scheme with LGBT+ professionals
The only requirements are that you are aged 18-25, identify as LGBT+, and have a positive outlook that is non-discriminatory and non-judgmental!
Our ambassadors are concentrated in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Durham, Guernsey, Liverpool, London, Manchester and Oxford — but you can join from anywhere in the UK.
Locations for volunteering opportunities are dependant largely on which schools or colleges book in with Just Like Us, but other opportunities can be done from home.
Training will take place in October across two days, which can be in person or online. More details of this will be available closer to the time once you've registered your interest and joined our pre-ambassador programme.
If you need to travel to an opportunity, expenses can be paid in advance.
During the signup process, there will be an opportunity to ask for any access needs that you may have, so that we can support all volunteers from the very beginning.
Through this work, you will gain employability skills such as public speaking, project management, digital media creation and team working.
You will also get to meet and connect with other young LGBT+ people across the UK. You will learn about identities and experiences different from your own in a safe and welcoming environment.
We have ambassadors from various faith and ethnic backgrounds, as well as ambassadors with diverse LGBT+ identities, disabilities and levels of income. You do not need to be out to everybody in order to make a difference with us.
If you are worried about a barrier to volunteering, get in touch with Lorcan (email@example.com). More information about volunteering at www.justlikeus.org/volunteer.