Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

(In alphabetical order)
This volunteer opportunities are constantly available.

 

#AustinOutProud

#AustinOutProud is a community engagement series for supporters of Out Youth.  #AustinOutProud will host free, quarterly events for advocates, donors, supporters, volunteers, and their friends.

Volunteers are needed to:

  • Check in attendees

  • Direct attendees to the information desk if they would like to donate to or volunteer with Out Youth

  • Inform attendees about the event

Contact: briona.jenkins@outyouth.org

The next #AustinOutProud will be on Monday, January 27, 2020.


Community Engagement

As a community engagement volunteer you will attend events and tell people about the work that we are doing at Out Youth. Volunteers would be responsible for:

  • Being a representative of Out Youth 

  • Picking up and returning the tabling kit

  • Tabling at events that staff are not able to attend and answering questions to the best of your ability about Out Youth and what we do

Available volunteer times:

Contact: briona.jenkins@outyouth.org


Drop-In Programming

Please note: This opportunity is for established community organizations and/or companies. Individual volunteers must have a supervisor that we can contact in case of an emergency or questions.

Out Youth provides one hour of programming to our youth during Drop-In on Sundays and Wednesdays from 6 pm - 7:30 pm. One of the goals of programming is to share fun skills, activities, hobbies, thoughts, etc., with our youth.

Our Drop-In Programming will give community organizations and companies the chance to showcase entertaining and educational programming to the youth.

Volunteers are needed to:

  • Share their skills, activities, hobbies, thoughts, etc. with youth

CREATIVE ARTS

  • Whether it be arts & crafts, music, design, clothing, or comedy, our youth love to create together and express themselves through art. Volunteers with a background in or passion for the creative arts are needed to lead an hour long, interactive activity. Past programming has included; songwriting, metalworking, open mic night, zine creation, personal narrative writing, and more.

MENTAL HEALTH + PHYSICAL WELLNESS + SELF CARE

  • Out Youth promotes mental health wellbeing and self-care practices to our youth so we can ensure they grow into happy and healthy adults. Volunteers with a background in mental health, wellness and self-care are needed to lead workshops that provide youth with new strategies and skills for self-care. Past programming has included; sex-ed, meditation, yoga, community resource sharing, speakers, authentic relating exercises, and more.

LIFE SKILLS + COLLEGE READINESS

  • To best prepare our youth for their bright futures, volunteers and organizations promoting college/certification/job readiness and other valuable life skills are needed to provide youth with information and activities designed to help them choose their next life step. Past programming has included; entrepreneurship speakers, non-traditional college information sessions, resume building, financial guidance, and more.

LGBTQIA+ AFFIRMATION

  • Out Youth strives to show LGBTQIA+ youth that they are not alone and that their personal identity is something to be proud about. Volunteers are needed to share stories, resources, media and other creative forms of displaying what it means to be happy and healthy LGBTQIA+ individual. Past programming has included; queer + trans history, activism, media presentations, questions + answers, and more.

If you are interested in presenting during Drop-In please fill out a Programming Session Proposal and then Adrian, Youth Development Coordinator, will be in touch.

If you can provide something that you believe would enhance our programatic offerings that is not listed in the above categories, we strongly encourage you to still fill out a programming session proposal. We are always looking for new ways to support the youth who attend Drop-In.

Please note that programming is now scheduled on a semester basis (summer, fall, winter, and spring) and we will begin planning fall programming in July.

Contact: adrian.osella@outyouth.org


Texas GSA Network Registration Drive Volunteer

Volunteers are needed to call middle school and high school social workers and guidance counselors across Texas in order to:

  • Educate GSA faculty advisors, and social workers and guidance counselors at schools without a GSA, on how the Texas GSA Network can be of service to them

  • Gather and report on the contact information for faculty advisors and student leaders of GSAs across the state as well as information about how each GSA functions

  • Learn about their schools’ student-led GSA clubs (Gay-Straight Alliances or Gender & Sexualities Alliances)

  • Register GSAs with the Texas GSA Network, all while respecting and ensuring student, faculty and school privacy

For a full volunteer description please visit outyouth.org/texas-gsa-volunteer

contact: heather.frederick@outyouth.org

 

If you haven’t found a volunteer opportunity that fits what you are looking for or if you have an idea of another way you want to get involved, please email our Development Coordinator, Bri Jenkins, at briona.jenkins@outyouth.org.