Volunteering is the backbone of any community organization, and OUTMemphis is no exception. Whether it is helping to navigate the community by working the front desk, assisting with on-site event support, working with HIV testing, helping to organize and manage our emergency services, or any of our other areas of service, we need YOU!
Volunteering at OUTMemphis
Today, volunteers have a hand in every branch of our programming, services, and advocacy/education efforts. From managing the reception office, renovating the community center, facilitating peer support groups, or interning in the administrative office, volunteers are the foundation of our work. While volunteering at our facilities is restricted to individuals 18 years of age or older, one of our goals is to expand family-oriented service opportunities in the near future. As OUTMemphis continues to show tremendous growth, we will strive to put the focus on fostering lifelong partnerships, sustaining our volunteer legacy, and nurturing the community pride that was planted here 33 years ago.
Volunteer With Us
All volunteers are required to attend a one-hour training to familiarize them with the organization’s policies and internal culture. Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older to sign up. If you are between the ages of 13-17 and would still like to help, please reach out to our Youth Services team about opportunities.
Where can I find volunteer opportunities?
When am I allowed to advance to a mid-level or professional development role?
How do I sign up as a group?
If you’d like to customize your own service day with OUTMemphis, please contact Anu Iyer.
How often do I have to provide a negative COVID test?
Can I volunteer at all three facilities?
Why is volunteering at OUTMemphis restricted to 18+?
A great way to gain exposure before volunteering is by joining PRYSM or We Are Family. These engaging youth groups offer a space to gather and discuss a wide range of topics relating to sexual health/wellness, advocacy, and building queer pride.
What is the commitment that comes with safety/technical trainings?
If a volunteer fails to meet the 50 hours, they will be expected to cover the expense of training payable to OUTMemphis.
Where can I provide feedback about my role, my supervisor, or the work of another volunteer?
How much of my work can I share on social media?
Cover faces with emojis or blur them, do not personally identify or tag anyone, and consult with a staff member before tagging OUTMemphis.
Unintentional out-ing of another member is highly possible when posting on personal social media, so please exercise extreme caution while you are volunteering with OUTMemphis.
How can I bring OUTMemphis to my own school/business/organization?
Become a Facilitator
We are ready to start accepting applications for peer facilitators and PRYSM advisors!
Are you or do you know someone who would be interested in leading a social or support group at our community center? This could be leading an existing group (groups with open facilitator positions: Virtual-T, PRYSM, Evolve).
Are you interested in leading a LifeHacks Class at the Youth Emergency Center? Propose your ideas in the Peer Facilitator application!
The Volunteer Coordinator will review applications and reach out to candidates as applications come in. Please expect a response time of 3-5 business days. Questions and concerns are welcome at [email protected]
To stay up-to-date on facilitator and support group opportunities, sign up for our monthly newsletter.
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