Interests

  • Children
  • LGBT+
  • Young people

Activities

  • Employment, Education and Training
  • Groups and clubs
  • Marketing and media

Every young person should know that being LGBT+ is something to be celebrated. Be the one to make that happen by becoming an LGBT+ ambassador.

Sign up to begin training- we have options available in 2023 and 2024. Please note that you must identify as LGBT+ and be age 18-25 to become an ambassador.

The training takes place over two days (online or in person). This relaxed training will connect you with other young LGBT+ people and give you the skills and knowledge to use your voice to affect change.

You’ll choose opportunities throughout the year to deliver secondary school talks, use your voice, develop skills and find community. Not only is the Ambassador Programme life-changing, you’ll also help improve LGBT+ young people’s lives.

You’ll be able to continue volunteering every year until you’re 25. You’ll get loads back too: our ambassadors participate in exclusive employability and skills training from prestigious employers, and can join our year-long LGBT+ career mentoring scheme. More than that, Just Like Us ambassadors are part of a nationwide community of 300+ other LGBT+ young activists who support and learn from each other.

Why you’ll love it - Be the representation you would’ve wanted growing up - It’s a cathartic action to go back to a school proudly with other LGBT+ people to talk out loud about your identity, and know that you’re helping - Meet and go to events with other LGBT+ young people

What skills do I need?

Whilst we do not require any previous specific experience to be an ambassador the following skills will be useful to the role:

- Public speaking (no prior experience required and training/support is available) - Teamwork (you will often be working alongside fellow volunteers) - Organisation - Basic IT skills (you will need to work with Google Slides when delivering talks in schools) - Passionate about LGBT+ education - Supportive, empathetic and compassionate

Interests

  • Children
  • LGBT+
  • Young people

Activities

  • Employment, Education and Training
  • Groups and clubs
  • Marketing and media

Details

  • Accessibility
    Just Like Us are fully committed to ensuring our activities are as accessible as possible. Upon sign up, volunteers can express their access requirements and we will make reasonable adjustments/have individual check ins to ensure anyone within the age bracket and identifying as LGBT+ can volunteer with us.
  • DBS check required
    We require all volunteers to undergo a basic DBS check.
  • Driving Licence and Vehicle required
    Volunteers do not require a drivers licence.
  • Equal opportunities policy
    Just Like Us is committed to equal opportunities and this is reflected in policy. This role is only suitable however for those who identify as LGBT+, given the nature of the charity's outputs.
  • Expenses reimbursed
    All travel expenses associated with volunteering with Just Like Us (including attending training) are reimbursed.
  • Ongoing support; Health and Safety Policy
    Just Like Us has a Health and Safety policy
  • Suitable for under 18s
    This role is only suitable for those aged 18-25
  • Training provided
    Volunteers attend a two day training course (there are in person and online options available including in London).
  • Volunteer induction
    Aside from training volunteers receive a handbook and ongoing support from the Just Like Us team.
  • Volunteer policy
    Just Like Us has a volunteering policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
    Volunteers are covered by Public Liability Insurance
  • Written role description
    Volunteers will receive a role description and handbook

When can I volunteer?

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Availability Details

The main thing ambassadors do is deliver talks in schools (which usually take place between 9am-3:30pm, in line with school hours). We ask that ambassadors deliver a minimum of three school talks across an academic year. There are also more flexible options such as writing articles for media outlets and speaking on panels, which tend to take place in the evenings. There is also occasional weekend opportunity- i.e. helping out at Pride events or our volunteer training

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