Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of LGBTQ+ students in our community? Do you believe that every student has the right to attend a safe school that is committed to ensuring that every student is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression?
GLSEN is looking for volunteers that share these values and have an interest in supporting LGBTQ+ students who continue to face bullying, anti-LGBT bias and harassment at their schools. At GLSEN we are fighting everyday for students that face these challenges and we need your help! Volunteer opportunities include:
- GSA Mentorship Program: Most schools in our area have Gay-Straight Alliance students clubs (GSA's). These student-run clubs provide a safe space for LGBTQ+ and allied students to meet, support each other, talk about issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, and work to end homophobia and transphobia. At GLSEN, we believe GSA's are central to student well-being and that they improve the school climate for all students. GSA Mentorship Program volunteers will help build and grow the program, provide resources to GSA's, reach-out to schools, and provide direct mentorship that helps GSA's form, survive and thrive.
- LGBTQ+ Youth Leadership Conference: Our annual leadership conference is an opportunity for LGBTQ+ students throughout the state to connect, share ideas to take back to their GSA, and participate in workshops featuring excellent speakers. Volunteer help in every aspect of planning and implementing the conference.
- Professional Development: volunteers provide safe space training to educators and school administrators to advocate for LGBTQ+ students and to intervene affectively when they face bullying and harassment.
- Program Management
- People Skills
- Social Media / Blogging
- Youth Services
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training