Volunteer at Stonewall Youth
Volunteers make Stonewall Youth’s world go around. There are many ways for you to engage in mutually inspiring service with awesome LGBTQ+ youth. You can work directly with youth during drop-ins, Support Group, and field trips. You could assist youth to organize dances and other social activities. Perhaps you have a skill or passion you would like to share with youth via a workshop. You can also help out with the many “backstage” tasks needed to keep our programs running well: helping with fundraising, baking for bakesales, building maintenance, and so much more. We provide training and will help you tailor a volunteer experience that works for you. We appreciate folks with a strong social justice analysis who want to continue to build these skills with us. We value leadership in the many different forms it may take.
If you want to volunteer for Stonewall Youth, please fill out our Volunteer Application, we only accept volunteer applications via this google form. Feel free to contact us for more information!
Join Our Board of Directors
You definitely don’t have to be a know-it-all to join our Board! We value skill-building and skill-sharing. The Board oversees Stonewall Youth operations, and works with youth participants, volunteers, and staff on strategic planning, fundraising, and program/policy development.
We value marginalized voices and experiences, such as those of people of color and youth. Youth Board members may be eligible for a small stipend. The Board meets once a month for two hours, and we ask that members make an additional 4-10 hour monthly commitment to Board activities
We provide internships for students and other community members who want to build their skills and participate in the work of Stonewall Youth. Interns make commitments based on their interests, skills, and availability. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org prior to filling out our Internship Application.
»Volunteer Leadership Opportunities«
Lead activities at during Drop-ins on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays. We do a lot of different kinds of activities during Drop-ins, such as art projects, games, movies, field trips, and conversations or skill-building workshops on a wide range of topics like zine-making, conflict resolution, safe sex, queer history, dealing with stress, community organizing, and many other issues of interest to LGBTQQIA youth. If you’re interested in leading an activity (either by yourself, or with help from other youth, staff, interns or volunteers), there’s information and support available to assist you. Just ask other youth, staff, volunteers or interns about how to make an activity happen.
Fabulous Fundraising Force (FFF): The FFF organizes community outreach and fundraising projects. Projects include big and small fundraising events (from our annual events to our periodic bake sales), doing outreach at local events, seeking donations from community members, grant-writing, and a whole lot more. Lend us your skills and learn about fundraising with us! We meet Mondays from 7-8:30pm.
Valiant Volunteer Vixens (VVV): We meet periodically to train volunteers and do outreach to find new volunteers
Board of Directors: You definitely don’t have to be a know-it-all to join our Board! We’ll help you learn the ropes. Youth Board members may be eligible for a small stipend. The Board oversees Stonewall Youth operations, and works with youth participants, volunteers, and staff on strategic planning, fundraising, and program/policy development.
Stonewall Organizing School (SOS): We’re in the beginning stages of creating SOS, which will provide the training, resources and support necessary for LGBTQQIA youth to maximize their leadership within Stonewall Youth and to build the skills and confidence needed to be successful life-long leaders and community organizers. Stay tuned!