Please note that our Drop-In Center Volunteer Application is currently closed.
We will begin going through new volunteer applications December 15th.
Please sign up for the volunteer list for all volunteer announcements and instructions.
Due to the high volume of interest in volunteering with Out Youth, please be aware that we might not return your request to volunteer.
Under no circumstances should an interested volunteer come to Out Youth without a given meeting time to inquire about volunteering.
You are welcome to attend an #AustinOutProud to learn more about Out Youth, volunteering and introduce yourself to the staff.
We do not provide community service hours for BSW students.
How old do I need to be to volunteer?
To volunteer as a Drop-In Center volunteer, you must be over the age of 22.
For most of our volunteer opportunities we have no age requirement.
If you are under the age of 18, we may need you to have a parent or guardian give their consent for you to participate in specific opportunities. In those cases, we will make that requirement clear on the volunteer sign up page.
Do I get to volunteer directly with the youth?
We know that the vast majority of people who want to volunteer at Out Youth want to work directly with our youth.
There are several opportunities during the year for volunteers to interact with our youth including our annual Youth Prom and community events like the PRIDE Parade.
Many of our volunteer opportunities will not involve the youth who attend our programs, but your help is vital to helping us continue to serve our clients.
Will I have to complete a background check?
If you are going to volunteer in a position where you will interact alone with youth, you will be required to complete a background check.
What kind of orientation and training will I receive?
The type and extent of required orientations and trainings will depend on your volunteer duties.
Any orientation or training requirements will be made clear on volunteer position descriptions.
What IF I DO NOT SEE ANYTHING THAT I AM INTERESTED IN?
We understand that our volunteer opportunities may not be what you had in mind, but we want you to know that we are open to creating a volunteer experience for you.
Please contact Briona Jenkins at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in an opportunity that is not be listed on our site so that she can collaborate with you.