Opening Doors 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 to use their skills and experience to do this.

Opening Doors 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 amplifying the voices of LGBTQ+ people over 50 in policy, research and the media. 

We are currently recruiting for Volunteer Ambassadors, to support this work. 

We are looking for Ambassadors to undertake the following:

  • Promote Opening Doors at events and panels
  • Engage with professionals in Health and Social care, and local Councils about the issues faces by LGBTQ+ people over 50
  • Train as volunteer Trainers and/or provide support to our training team by attending training sessions
  • Spread the word about our work and issues affecting LGBTQ+ people over 50 – both within the LGBTQ+ communities and mainstream organisations
  • Assist with Opening Doors stalls at various events

We will need people to:

  • Become familiar with the work of Opening Doors
  • In consultation with Opening Doors staff team, research organisations which welcome outside speakers at meetings, events, panels, AGMs, research groups etc
  • Take on talks which are booked directly through Opening Doors
  • Deliver talks which engage and motivate various audiences
  • Adapt talks to include new messages or time-specific information as communicated by the Communications Officer
  • Make sure all donations, fundraising and volunteering queries are passed back to Opening Doors team promptly for follow-up
  • Keep abreast of the activities of fellow Opening Doors Ambassadors by attending our bi-monthly Ambassador Forums
  • Provide feedback on outcomes of the events for Opening Doors records


All Ambassadors need to identify as LGBTQ+ and be 50 or over.  They are required to keep abreast of the activities of fellow Opening Doors Ambassadors by attending our bi-monthly Ambassador Forum, in addition to any relevant inductions and training.

If you’re interested, check out the role description for more information.

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!