We know that youth who have access to a trusted adult are WAYYYYY more likely to have positive outcomes in their lives. We also know that the work of building an energetic, supportive community for LGBTQ+ young people in the Pikes Peak region takes more than just the work of our staff and youth! That’s why we need YOU!
Whether your gifts are in group facilitation, administration, hanging out with young people, cleaning, advocacy, events, creating brave and safe space, or tutoring, we have a space for you in our organization! We have four main “buckets” of opportunities for volunteering: direct youth work, advocacy/outreach, administrative work, and committees that help plan special events.
For the health and safety of our youth, we require that volunteers who work directly with our youth be 25 years old or older. For past participants of Inside Out, you must be 25 or older and have been out of youth programs for at least a year. All volunteers are expected to hold confidentiality, complete mandatory reporter training, and have never been accused, arrested, charged, or convicted of child abuse, neglect, or sexual assault (federal and state background checks are mandatory).
To get started in the process of learning more about volunteer opportunities at Inside Out, please fill out this form and our Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch soon!
"I volunteer at Inside Out to be part of a caring community and to be able to support these youth in a way that I really wish I'd had access to at their age. Whatever I can do for these youth, I will do! Bonus points because I've met some amazing people in this organization, young and old and everything in between. Everyone has something to share and it's been amazing to get to know such a diverse and wonderful group of humans."
"I volunteer because I believe that everyone has the power to make a difference. The younger generation is always better than the older generations, and with them change is possible. I want to help facilitate and give these youth as much chance to be the change we all need in this world; just as the LGBTQ+ community have done for me."
Interns at Inside Out Youth Services get involved in our direct services, and become a key part to programming. From program development to implementation and evaluation, we will customize internships to benefit your need for experience with our mission’s need for help. Fill out an IOYS Volunteer and Intern Application today to get started.
Graphic Design and Digital Marketing Intern
Masters of Social Work Intern