Youth Event Intern Supervisor (Volunteer)
Lambert House LGBTQ Youth Center
Lambert House LGBTQ Youth Community Center in Seattle, Washington, is looking for a volunteer Youth Event Intern Supervisor. This volunteer position will facilitate and support a small group of youth (typically 4-5, ages 11-22) in planning & implementing large LGBTQ youth events for the Greater Seattle Metropolitan Area. Minimum 1-year commitment required.
During quarantine, LGBTQ youth especially are looking for connection. Currently, all programs and events, including Trans Group are online. This will change both the training and volunteer experience. Volunteer applicants should be local to the Seattle/King County, WA area, because we plan to switch back to in person programming when it is safe. Details available during applicant interviews.
Hours vary per event planning cycle
Reports to the Lambert House Program Manager
Open until filled
Lambert House has long been a leader in producing a variety of safe, accepting, and alcohol, drug and hate-free events centered around LGBTQ youth identity. These events, which can range from 60 to 400 youth, give LGBTQ youth a place to meet other youth like themselves and increase their self-esteem. All Lambert House events are youth-produced, which increase LGBTQ youths’ confidence and builds leadership skills.
Detailed Position Description
The Youth Event Intern Supervisor will:
- Work with Program Manager to recruit youth to become members of event planning committees for long-standing and new events
- Facilitate committees of youth to develop and implement community-building events for LGBTQ youth
- Keep accurate records of events attendance
- Remain in continual, open communication with Lambert House staff as well as with contracted site and entertainment staff regarding rental agreements, etc.
- Uphold a safe environment for the youth during events
- Lead youth committee in accomplishing planning and promotion, including social media, flyers, and presentations
- Collect youth feedback on events using existing Lambert House surveys
- Ensure completion of post-internship paperwork, including evaluations and timesheets, at or before the required post-event committee meeting
- Work with committee youth to pitch event expense requests to Lambert House staff
- Manage the expenses of events and keep them within the event’s budget
- Attend relevant Lambert House meetings as requested
- Age 24 or older
- Leadership and/or leadership advising experience (this may be volunteer experience)
- Computer and internet literacy (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, email, social media)
- Ability to work individually and as part of a team
- Has worked with, and has an aptitude for, working with teens and young adults, preferably in a multi-cultural setting
- Interpersonal, organizational, assessment and event-planning skills and experience
- Excellence in both written and verbal communication with adults and youth
- Commitment to Lambert House’s philosophy and mission
- Desired: Ability to provide personal and youth transportation required, with two or less moving violations in the last 3 years
Our volunteer application process is outlined on our website, and includes our application and mandatory training process, approx 28 hours. Target for our next online volunteer training is February 2021. Visit http://www.lamberthouse.org/volunteer/ for more information and the application.
About Lambert House LGBTQ Youth Center
1818 15th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122, US
Lambert House empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth and their allies through the development of leadership, social and life skills.
Lambert House serves LGBTQ youth ages 11-22 in the greater Seattle area with 32 ongoing year-round programs and services including:
- Daily drop in from 4-9:30pm Monday through Friday
- CyberCenter/Computer Lab Monday through Friday
- Home cooked meal Monday through Friday at 6pm
- Weekly discussion groups (Tranz Youth on Mondays, Queer Young Females on Tuesdays, and Boys Who Like Boys on Thursdays)
- 3,000+ volume LGBT lending library
- Art Night & supplies
- Queer Film Night on Friday
- Cultural & Theatrical outings (5th avenue, etc.)
- Monthly outdoor program (hikes & overnight camps)
- Quarterly Seattle-wide youth-planned social events (dances, proms, etc.)
- Leadership development & workshops
- LGBT Pride Celebration
- Informal youth-adult mentorship with volunteers
- Service referral for emergency & transitional housing, medical, counseling, etc.
- Clothing bank & toiletries