Ambassador Programme for LGBT+ youth – why you should join

by Just Like Us
August 2022

Ambassadors Millie and Isaac

Ambassador Programme at Just Like Us is for LGBT+ youth aged 18 to 25 – here’s why you should join.

Just Like Us it the LGBT+ young people’s charity. We work with schools and young people to ensure LGBT+ young people can thrive. Currently, LGBT+ school pupils are twice as likely to be bullied and struggle with mental health – as ambassadors you can help us change this.

Our LGBT+ ambassadors are from many different communities and intersectionalities from across the UK. For example, you can read Arber’s experiences of being LGBT+ and Muslim, why non-binary ambassador Mara loves volunteering, and what it was like for Leo growing up trans in Wales.

Ambassador Arber says: “I didn’t initially think that joining Just Like Us would enhance my life as much as it has.

“Just Like Us has allowed me to be the representation I never had when I was younger. Being an ambassador has fulfilled a deep longing I’d had internally for many years.

“I’ve also met some amazing individuals, who I today consider to be some of my dearest friends.

“I didn’t initially think that joining Just Like Us would enhance my life as much as it has.”

“Although I nervously and very anxiously signed up in 2019, not thinking it would do much for my life, I am forever grateful that I did.”

Ambassadors Roan, Iona and Leonor
Ambassador Programme at Just Like Us, the LGBT+ young people’s charity

By volunteering with us as an ambassador, you’ll get training and then take part in a range of opportunities. That will include speaking in schools to bring much-needed LGBT+ representation and help stop anti-LGBT+ bullying.

The programme is for 18 to 25 year olds who are LGBT+ and living in the UK. You’ll use your voice, develop skills and find community.

Ambassador Programme: What is it?

Being an ambassador with Just Like Us is a unique volunteering opportunity.

If you’re LGBT+, age 18-25 and living in the UK, then you can volunteer on our Ambassador Programme.

As an ambassador, you’ll be able to:

  • Speak in schools to help stop anti-LGBT+ bullying
  • Take part in skills workshops, such as leadership and wellbeing
  • Write for media outlets like GAY TIMES
  • Get a LGBT+ career mentor
  • Meet LGBT+ friends

Ambassador Programme: How do I get involved?

We’re always looking for LGBT+ 18 to 25 year olds to join our Ambassador Programme.

Training takes places every autumn across the UK – we’ll be training ambassadors in Manchester, London, Birmingham, Newcastle and also Cardiff.

If you live outside of those cities, you can also do online ambassador training with us.