LGBT* Center

LGBT* Center Volunteer Application

Posted on Monday, August 31st, 2015

The LGBT* Center has a team of student volunteers who help support our campus resources and benefit from year-long professional development. If you are interested in this volunteer position, please read the list of expectations for LGBT* Center volunteers and fill out the application below. Applications for the Fall 2018 semester are due April 23.



Our volunteers should plan to spend 3 hours per week with the LGBT* Center. We have three tracks of volunteers: Education or Event Coordinators and Queer Peer Mentors. Educators and Event Coordinators work most closely with the LGBT* Center team for the duration of the academic year. Queer Peer Mentors provide one-on-one support to incoming or new-to-the-community LGBTQ+ students for the first quarter of the Fall semester.

Education Coordinators

  • Required to participate in both volunteer training AND a train-the-trainer program in August or September, TBD according to volunteer availability
  • Serve as co-facilitators for the Safe Zone Ally training program
  • Assist with creating and maintaining additional educational programs or resources
  • Support the work of the Event Coordinators and Center staff
  • Host one resource hour per week in the LGBT* Center
  • Attend a weekly team meeting
  • Other opportunities may include representing the LGBT* Center at orientations and resource fairs, assisting with events, supporting the functions of the LGBT* Center, or individually proposed projects

 

Event Coordinators

    • Required to participate in volunteer training in August or September, TBD according to volunteer availability
    • Plan and lead monthly LGBT(ea) Time discussions
    • Assist with collaborative LGBT* Center events (Rainbow Reception, LGBTQ+ History Month, Pride Week, Lavender Graduation)
    • Support the work of the Queer Educators and Center staff
    • Host one resource hour per week in the LGBT* Center
    • Attend a weekly team meeting
    • Other opportunities may include representing the LGBT* Center at orientations and resource fairs, supporting Safe Zone Ally trainings, supporting the functions of the LGBT* Center, or individually proposed projects


Queer Peer Mentors description and application are on a separate page.

 

Volunteer Expectations (all)

    • Communicate timely and respectfully in person and in e-mail
    • Greet all visitors who come into the LGBT* Center and introduce yourself to them with your name and pronouns
    • Dress in business casual or Panther attire when representing the Center and wear an LGBT* Center nametag
    • Respect that the Center is a safe space and keep all interactions with students inside of the Center confidential. However you must share concerns for students' well being with the LGBT* Center staff members.
    • Understand that you are a role model and are expected to act as one in your role inside the Center as well as what you do outside the Center (post on social media, say to friends, and do on the weekends)

If you are interested in serving as an LGBT* Center Student Event or Education Coordinator, please fill out the application below. If you are interested in serving as a Queer Peer Mentor, please go to this page. If you do not receive a follow-up e-mail within a week, please contact us at lgbt@uni.edu.

 
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