#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 at:

  • Registration:

    • 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

The next #AustinOutProud event will be on Monday, April 8 beginning at 5 pm. 

When: Monday, July 22
            4:30 pm - 7 pm

Contact: briona.jenkins@outyouth.org


Austin Pride Parade

Out Youth will be participating in this year’s Austin PRIDE on Saturday, August 10.

We are looking for volunteers to help with

Promote Out Youth during the Austin PRIDE Festival from 11 am - 7 pm.

Youth (under 18) that want to volunteer at the festival, please fill out this form.
Adults (18+) that want to volunteer at the festival, please fill out this form.

March with us in this year's Austin PRIDE Parade from 8 pm - 10 pm.

To register to march in the parade with us please fill out this form.

Registering with us is REQUIRED so that we can report the exact number of people we will have marching with us at the parade.

When: Saturday, August 10
            Festival 11 am - 7 pm
Parade 8 pm - 10 pm

Contact: adrian.osella@outyouth.org


Book Drive (Donate)

We have partnered with The Settlement Home for Children to host a book drive. We are collecting books, specifically LGBTQIA+ books to add to both of our libraries. 

Volunteers are needed to:

  • Collect books, specifically written by LGBTQIA+ authors or about LGBTQIA+ topics.

  • Drop off books or let Briona know when to pick the books up

When: Ongoing

Contact: briona.jenkins@outyouth.org


Family Dinner (Donate)

Family Dinner is an opportunity for groups to build strong community while providing a nutritious, catered style, or prepackaged meal for about 30 youth on Sundays.

All meals must be cooked prior to arriving at the house and we ask the meals come in packaged individually. Leftovers are always welcomed, as some of our youth are food insecure, and prepackaged meals helps to make sure that they have a meal to take home with them as well.

Donors are needed to:

  • Arrive at 4 pm

  • Provide a meal for 30+ youth

  • Meal must include a main dish, sides, drinks, etc. and a gluten-free and vegetarian option

  • Provide all items needed to prepare and serve including; plates, cups, utensils, etc.

When: Sundays

           Serve:   4 - 4:30 pm


Contact: briona.jenkins@outyouth.org


Hill Country Ride for Aids (HCRA)

Twenty years ago, a group of people walked out into the road, looked up at the hills of insurmountable difficulties and said, “We can help.”

After two decades, hundreds of riders and volunteers continue to do something. Continue to help. You continue to look into the face of great difficulties, reach for the hand of a loved one, and say, “Let’s do this.”

We are helping our friends over at the HCRA with their registration kick off event. We have agreed to bring volunteers who will help register people for the ride.

Where: Still Austin Whiskey Co.
440 E St Elmo Road
Austin, TX 78745

When: Thursday, January 24
5:30 pm - 9 pm

Contact: briona.jenkins@outyouth.org


Hill Country Ride for Aids (HCRA)

Twenty years ago, a group of people walked out into the road, looked up at the hills of insurmountable difficulties and said, “We can help.”

After two decades, hundreds of riders and volunteers continue to do something. Continue to help. You continue to look into the face of great difficulties, reach for the hand of a loved one, and say, “Let’s do this.”

We are looking for volunteers to:

  • Help serve us food at the lunch pit stop.

Where: Krause Springs
404 Krause Spring Road
Spicewood TX 78669

When: Saturday, April 27
All day (specific times will be emailed as the event gets closer)

Contact: briona.jenkins@outyouth.org


Second Chance Prom

Out Youth’s Second Chance Prom is a night for adults to relive or make new prom memories while supporting LGBTQ+ Youth. We are looking for committee members for the fourth annual Second Chance Prom.

Volunteers are needed to help with

  • Clean up: Take down decorations, tables, chairs, etc.

  • Drag Queen Assistant: Help collect drag queen tips during their performances

  • Photo booth: Help attendees when taking photo(s)

  • Registration: Check attendees in via name or email

  • Set up: Put up decorations, tables, chairs, etc.

When: Saturday, March 30
Times will vary.

Contact: briona.jenkins@outyouth.org


Second Chance Prom Committee

Out Youth’s Second Chance Prom, which will take place on Saturday, March 30, is a night for adults to relive or make new prom memories while supporting LGBTQ+ Youth. We are looking for committee members for the fourth annual Second Chance Prom. The committee will help to get drag queens to perform at the event, find a DJ for the event, and help set up and clean up.

We will be meeting every other Monday in January and February and then every Monday in March.

When: Monday, January 28 (bi-weekly)
6 pm - 8 pm

Contact: briona.jenkins@outyouth.org


Speaker Series

Our speaker series will showcase local adults who will share their stories of struggle and success. We are looking for LGBTQ+ adults to come and speak to our youth.

Volunteers are needed to:

  • Share their stories of struggle and success

When: TBD
            6 pm - 7 pm

Contact: adrian.osella@outyouth.org


Youth Prom

Out Youth’s Youth Prom is a time for youth, ages 12-18, of all sexual orientations and gender identities to experience an environment where they are loved, acknowledged, and accepted for exactly who they are – while they dance, sing, and celebrate their authenticity! 

Volunteers are needed to help with

  • Chaperoning:

  • Clean up: Take down decorations, tables, chairs, etc.

  • Pre-Prom Coordinators: Help coordinate our Pre-Prom event

  • Registration: Check youth in via name or email

  • Set up: Put up decorations, tables, chairs, etc.

When: Saturday, April 13
Times will vary

Contact: adrian.osella@outyouth.org


Youth Prom Pre-Prom

At Out Youth’s Youth Prom Pre-Prom stylists will provide youth with basic hair and make-up styling.  

Volunteers are needed to:

  • Style Hair : Provide hair curling, straightening, up-doos, etc.

  • Make Up: Provide make up styling

When: Saturday, April 13
3 pm - 6 pm

Contact: adrian.osella@outyouth.org