• 40 people are interested

Become a volunteer LGBTQ+ speaker

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  • 40 people are interested

SpeakOUT Boston is the longest running LGBTQ+ speakers bureau in the nation. For 50 years, since 1972, SpeakOUT has trained speakers to share their personal stories and engage in dialogue with audiences such as schools, colleges, businesses, faith communities, organizations to raise awareness about the LGBTQ+ community. We have been centered in the Greater Boston area since the beginning, but have also done in-person events throughout the New England states.

In the last two years, SpeakOUT has broadened our services into doing online engagements for clients that have staff that are spread across the country, and sometimes across borders. We would like to see if there are volunteers in other parts of the country who would like to go through an online speaker training with us in order to fulfill some of our online engagements.

You will need a strong interest in sharing your personal story as an LGBTQ+ person and comfort in discussing your identity and other issues relevant to understanding the LGBTQ+ community. During the training, you will learn public speaking skills, SpeakOUT's format and speaking philosophy, and how to build an effective story by working with tenured speakers. There is a fee for the training that will cover materials to be sent to you. There is an upcoming Speaker Training on Saturday, April 22 at Suffolk University. Visit our website for full details: https://www.speakoutboston.org/speaker-trainings

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About SpeakOUT Boston


P.O. Box 301223, Boston, MA 02130, US

Mission Statement

SpeakOUT is a community of speakers working to create a world free of homo-bi-transphobia and other forms of prejudice by telling the truths of our lives.


SpeakOUT is the oldest LGBTQIA speakers bureau in the nation, established in 1972. We are a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. We train members of the LGBTQIA community and allies to tell their personal stories as a form of activism to audiences in schools, colleges, faith communities, service organizations, businesses, and government agencies.


Advocacy & Human Rights
Advocacy & Human Rights, Community, LGBTQ+


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Multiple locations Boston, MA 02116




  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Most of our online assignments would be during business hours, but there may be some conducted on weekends and in evening hours.

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