LGBT volunteering Manchester – become an ambassador

by Just Like Us
July 2022

LGBT volunteering Manchester: Volunteers waving the Pride flag

LGBT volunteering opportunities in Manchester are available with Just Like Us, the LGBT+ young people’s charity.

Just Like Us is looking for LGBT+ 18 to 25 year olds to become ambassadors with the charity.

Every autumn, we run volunteer training sessions for LGBT+ young adults.

LGBT volunteering Manchester

Our Ambassador Programme brings together LGBT+ young adults in Manchester, and across the UK.

It’s a great chance to meet new LGBT+ friends in Manchester as well as learn new skills and use your voice.

As a volunteer ambassador, you’ll also have the opportunity to speak in schools across Manchester. We do this because it helps tackle anti-LGBT+ bullying and increase allyship in schools.

This is vital because Just Like Us’ Growing up LGBT+ report shows that LGBT+ school pupils are currently twice as likely to be bullied.

What does the Ambassador Programme involve?

Just Like Us’ Ambassador Programme is a unique LGBT volunteering opportunity. By volunteering your time as an ambassador, you will:

  • Use your voice: Volunteer by speaking in schools, workplaces and the media
  • Develop skills: Build skills through training, mentoring and workshops
  • Find community: Be part of a network of LGBT+ young people across the UK

Niamh is a Just Like Us ambassador from Manchester.

Niamh does LGBT volunteering in Manchester
Niamh volunteers in Manchester with Just Like Us

“While being LGBTQ+ can be hard, there is also hope and joy to be found, even in the loneliest of places. After reading The Miseducation of Cameron Post, I found myself more determined than ever to overcome my internalised feelings of guilt and shame. I was able to truly see that I wasn’t alone,” she explained in Gay Times.

“I decided to volunteer with Just Like Us and now tell my story in schools so that pupils can see LGBTQ+ representation, learn about allyship and hopefully begin their journey of shredding shame too.”

Sam is also from Manchester. He became an ambassador so that he could get new experiences and help the next generation too.

LGBT volunteering Manchester: Sam is a volunteer with Just Like Us
Sam is a Just Like Us ambassador

“Through volunteering for Just Like Us, I am able to speak to young people in schools about my sexuality and other LGBTQ+ identities,” he explains.

“I feel lucky to be able represent an openly Black, gay man while speaking to young people, particularly Black LGBTQ+ pupils who may not feel represented in their schools.”

LGBT volunteering Manchester: How to get involved

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