ODL has a commitment to ensuring that the voices of LGBTQ+ people over 50 are heard – by both service providers and policy makers. Our Ambassador programme is about supporting members use their skills and experience to do this.

Opening Doors London Ambassadors are LGBTQ+ people over 50 who want to volunteer with us and are confident about talking about the needs and experiences of LGBTQ+ over 50. Our Ambassadors make a significant contribution to the external representation and influence of ODL, and in doing so to raising the share of the voice of LGBTQ+ people over 50 in policy, research and the media.

What I will be doing?

We are looking for Ambassadors to undertake the following:

  • Promote Opening Doors London and its mission at events, meetings and panels
  • Train as volunteer Trainers and/or provide support to our Pride in Care team by attending our professional training sessions for health and social care workers.
  • Spread the word about Opening Doors London via social media channels – both within the LGBT* communities and mainstream organisations.
  • Assist with ODL stalls at various events.

Why get involved?

  • An opportunity to use your skills and experience – and supporting a great cause!
  • Volunteering strengthens our communities and you get a chance to give back
  • It promotes personal growth and self esteem
  • Contributing to the development of ODL
  • Raising the profile of the needs and experiences of LGBT+ people over 50
  • You make a difference!


All Ambassadors are required to keep abreast of the activities of fellow ODL Ambassadors by attending our bi-monthly Ambassador Forum, in addition to any relevant inductions and training.

Volunteers should be committed to and competent in member, volunteer and organisation confidentiality, and mindful of Information Governance policy.

If you’re interested, check out the job pack for more information about the role.

Download Job Pack

Want to join our team?

To join our volunteer team, please fill in our Application form, Declaration form and Equalities and Diversity Monitoring Form below. 


If you have any questions about the application process or volunteering roles, please email [email protected]

Thank you for your support and we look forward to you joining our team very soon!