How to become a member


You can join ODL if you are 50+ and identify as LGBT*. Membership is FREE! Click here to fill in the the online form or contact us for a membership form at:

Opening Doors London,
Tavis House
1-6 Tavistock Square
King’s Cross,

Tel: 020 7239 0400


Social Opportunities


Our aim is for older LGBT* people to be live happier, healthier and independent lives for longer – free of prejudice and discrimination – by building a sense of community among our members. Our social opportunities help to create friendships outside of ODL, leading to stronger networks and new possibilities.

We have over 50 groups and activities a month for our 1,200+ members, such as line dancing, film nights and coffee mornings. There’s something for everyone and you can go to as many events as you like.

All our services and events are delivered under a Safe Space Commitment actively upheld by our staff and volunteers, to ensure our members feel welcome, respected and comfortable with being who they are.



Getting older can be a lonely experience especially if you can’t get out and about as much as you used to. At ODL we have a Befriending Service for our members made up of volunteers who want to spend time with an older LGBT* person. You can decide how you spend time with your Befriender, whether it’s someone to attend social events with, go for a walk in the park or simply sit and have a cuppa with.

The Befriending Service is Free to members.

If you would benefit from having an ODL Befriender, or know someone who would, contact our Befriending Service Coordinator, Paul Webley on or 0207 239 0400




Opening Doors London has a wide range of volunteering opportunities. Find out how you can share your skills and experience by volunteering for us – an excellent way to meet more new people and make a difference in your community by contacting our Volunteering Coordinator at or call 020 7239 0400 and have a chat to Chryssy.

Current opportunities include:

  • Providing admin support to the team
  • Supporting deliver our training
  • Representing the organization
  • Organizing groups and activities
  • Befriending an older, frailer member of our community
  • Supporting us at one-off events such as London Pride