• ORGANIZATION PROFILE
  • GLSEN Washington State GLSEN Washington State

Causes

  • Interest area icon
  • Interest area icon
  • Interest area icon
  • Interest area icon
  • Interest area icon

Volunteer with us!  We have

VIEW AS
Subscribe Get an RSS feed of these Opportunities
Please wait . . .

Mission Statement

The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

Description

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 soely 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.

Website

http://www.glsenwa.org

Contact

Reviews

Average Review 2 reviews

Would you recommend GLSEN Washington State?

by Nicholas G. (2016-03-23 15:37:37.0)
GLSEN Washington is entirely volunteer ran, and that creates a passionate and cooperative environment to try and effect meaningful change. There is a lot of opportunity to do something truly meaningful without feeling consistently held back. They try to innovate and create change through empowering their volunteers to step up and do something big. I have gained so much experience volunteering with GLSEN Washington, had the opportunity to assist and empower youth, and have made many valuable connections with community members. I just hope I can continue to volunteer and be part of everything that GLSEN Washington stands for and does.
by James S. (2013-04-22 13:58:39.0)
I attended a training meeting and volunteered to work in the office. I was first requested to come into the office on 4/19, but that was cancelled without explanation. I then signed up for 1-3 on 4/22/2013 but when I showed up at the office I was told there is nothing to do in the office and that they have no need for office volunteers. GLSEN's mission statement includes that the notion that all people should be valued and respected, but they do not value or respect the talents and time of those who volunteer. This might be a good organization for students, but it is likely to be a huge disappointment to professionals who want to offer their time and talent.
Engage your employees, consumers, or students! VolunteerMatch provides the tools that make community involvement easy.