Designed to help educators create a safe space for LGBT youth in schools, the NEW Safe Space Kit features concrete strategies for supporting LGBT students, educating about anti-LGBT bias and advocating for changes in your school. The kit also shows how to assess the school's climate, policies and practices and outlines ways to advocate for change inside the school.
Essential Job Functions
Attend six hour training session on Safe Space module.
Includes practice presentations
Assist Professional Development(PD) Chair in finding schools across the state who are interested in receiving trainings
Meet with PD Chair or other trainers to plan training sessions:
at least twice for each scheduled training, face to face, phone conference calls, e-mail, chat
Co-present one to three staff training sessions each year.
People Skills: This person should have great communication skills, ability to work with a diverse group of people. Any training or education on diversity and LGBTQ issues will be most helpful in working with this committee.
Training/Teaching: Previous experience in facilitation; organizing events, workshops or training sessions; or background in leading team activities.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About GLSEN Washington State
1605 12th Ave., Suite 32, Seattle, WA 98122, US
GLSEN is the leading education organization creating safe and inclusive K-12 schools for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or gender expression.
GLSEN Washington State strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. GLSEN is a nonprofit organization that is runs solely on volunteers. We do not have any paid positions.
We believe that such an atmosphere engenders a positive sense of self, which is the basis of educational achievement and personal growth. Since homophobia and heterosexism undermine a healthy school climate, we work to educate teachers, students and the public at large about the damaging effects these forces have on youth and adults alike.
We recognize that forces such as racism and sexism have similarly adverse impacts on communities and we support schools in seeking to redress all such inequities. GLSEN seeks to develop school climates where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes in creating a more vibrant and diverse community. We welcome as members any and all individuals, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or occupation, who are committed to seeing this philosophy realized in K-12 schools.
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.