Just Like Us


Volunteering Assistant (paid role)

Full-time, permanent, based in London (with remote working during the pandemic), £20,962pa

Apply by 23:59 on Sunday 14 February 2021

We are expanding! Volunteering is a key part of our work at Just Like Us. The new Volunteering Assistant will be key in ensuring that we have a growing community of diverse, effective and happy young volunteers to deliver all our exciting LGBT+ inclusion programmes.

This role is suitable for candidates without a lot of career experience or a degree. If you're trans, disabled, a person of colour and/or in any other marginalised group, we welcome you to apply. Please speak to us about your needs!

The Just Like Us team is currently working from home due to coronavirus, and this will be reviewed again in May depending on current pandemic restrictions.

We will not be asking you to submit a CV or cover letter in your application form, but there are several things we'd like you to prepare instead to showcase your ability and passion to do the work. Please read the whole application pack carefully, and give yourself enough time to build and submit your application by 23:59 on Sunday 14 February.

Download the application pack.

Please find more information about voluntary roles for Just Like Us on our Volunteering page, and fundraising inspiration on our Support us page.

About Just Like Us

Just Like Us is the charity for LGBT+ young people. We were founded for a simple reason: growing up LGBT+ is still unacceptably tough.

Our mission is to empower young people to champion LGBT+ equality. We want all young people to know that being LGBT+ is something to be celebrated.

LGBT+ young people still face unacceptable levels of lesbophobia, homophobia, biphobia and transphobia – 85% still regularly hear homophobic remarks (Prescient for Just Like Us, 2019).

These experiences can have a life-long negative impact and, while young people are struggling, their teachers and peers are rarely equipped with the information they need to support them.

In the workplace, too, LGBT+ young people often lack the confidence to be themselves – 35% of 18 to 29-year-old LGBT+ people are not out to any of their colleagues.

To change this, we run three programmes across the UK: our Ambassador Programme, School Diversity Week, and Pride Groups. Please find more information on our About us page.

Working at Just Like Us

We believe that a charity must be dynamic, constantly adapting to focus on what works; that challenging prejudice takes courage; and that empowering young people is the surest way to change the world.

Our achievements

  • Trained 300 LGBT+ young people as ambassadors who’ve delivered talks to more than 56,000 pupils in schools across the UK

  • Involved more than 1,950,000 young people and teachers in celebrating LGBT+ equality through School Diversity Week in 2020

  • Mentored 60 young people as part of our LGBT+ Senior Role Model programme

  • Won PinkNews Community Group of the Year, Business Charity Award, Guardian Change Hero and Prime Ministerial Point of Light. Featured in The Guardian, The Telegraph, BBC News, The Sun, ITV News, Channel Five news, British GQ, Metro, PinkNews, Attitude, DIVA, and GAY TIMES

  • Partnered with leading companies including Facebook, J.P. Morgan and Travers Smith to provide training, mentoring and career opportunities to our young volunteers

  • Built relationships with the Prime Minister, Leader of the Opposition and successive Secretaries of State for Education

All team members are passionate and purposeful about improving LGBT+ young people’s lives, and we want to do this as effectively as we can. Therefore we show leadership and proactiveness at every level; record and use data thoughtfully; learn quickly from pilot initiatives; and measure our impact so that we know we’re making a difference. We view the LGBT+ community as a coalition representing many different identities, experiences and challenges, and we work towards better inclusion, equity and allyship.