Youth Drop-In

We are recruiting volunteers for our Drop-In Center. This position is an opportunity to provide support for our youth and help our Drop-In hours run smoothly. 

Volunteers are needed to:

  • Be available on Sundays and Wednesdays from 4:15 pm - 8:45 pm

  • Have experience working closely with youth/teens, and would, ideally, have experience working with LGBTQIA+ youth

  • Make a one-year commitment

  • Pass a required background check

If you are interested please:

  • Send your resume and a short cover letter, stating your interest, to Sophie Osella (they/them) by Monday, September 17.

  • Be available for first round interviews, which will take place on Friday,September 21 and then a group, youth-led interview, which will be held on Sunday, September 23.

Contact: sophie.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 (Sponsor)

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.

Volunteers are needed to:

  • Arrive at 2:30 pm

  • Serve from 3 pm - 4 pm

  • Clean up until 4:15 pm (the center is a youth only space beginning at 4:30 pm). Clean up includes; taking trash out, washing dishes, placing packaged leftovers in the fridge

  • Provide and serve 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

           Set up:  2:30 pm
           Serve:   3 pm - 4 pm


Contact: briona.jenkins@outyouth.org


#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 Thursday, November 8 beginning at 5 pm. 

When: Thursday, November 8, 2018
            4:30 pm - 7 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: October 28
            6 pm - 7 pm

Contact: sophie.osella@outyouth.org


Glitz Gala

Glitz Gala is our annual gala event that focuses on raising awareness and funds for the work that we are doing. 

Volunteers are needed to:

  • Assist attendees with completing their silent auction and paddle raise purchases

  • Check in attendees via ticket and/or table purchase

  • Help with registration including: Check people in via online ticket/table purchase, Instruct people on how to purchase tickets if they haven't already

  • Monitor silent and live auction items as well as answering any questions

  • Set up and help decorate for Glitz and clean up

When: Saturday, November 3, 2018
            12 pm - 12 am

To sign up please click here.

Contact: briona.jenkins@outyouth.org


BookPeople: Holiday Gift Wrapping

BookPeople is beginning another gift-wrapping season! They have invited Out Youth to be one of their partner agencies and therefore we have the opportunity to sign-up for gift- wrapping shifts that will raise funds for our organization. We are hoping that our volunteers will agree to help us with for 4-5 shifts throughout the holiday season.

Volunteers are needed to:

  • Wrap gifts for BookPeople patrons

  • Talk about the work that is done at Out Youth

  • Arrive 15 minutes prior to your sign up time

BookPeople requires at least 2 volunteers for each shift, and, due to space constraints, do not recommend more than 3, so space and slots will be limited to a first come, first serve basis. 

BookPeople will provide supplies for gift wrapping, including a donation jar. If you wish to bring other wrapping material that is fine (and encouraged!!) 

*Also, please remember that customers are not required to give a donation to get their gifts wrapped, although most do.

When: Friday, November 30: 10 am - 2 pm
           Friday, December 7: 2 pm - 6 pm
           Friday, December 14: 2 pm - 6 pm

Contact: briona.jenkins@outyouth.org