Volunteer With GLSEN Washington State Today!

To volunteer or apply for an internship, fill out and submit our online application.

Volunteer with GLSEN Washington State TODAY!

To volunteer or apply for an internship, fill out and submit our online application.

All volunteers are required to pass a Washington State background check, conducted after your application is received, before volunteering with GLSEN Washington State. Once your application and background check are processed you will be required to attend one of our monthly volunteer trainings/orientations.

GLSEN volunteer opportunities include 3 committees (see descriptions below) and an office volunteer position. Committee volunteers work with the committee chair to develop programs, initiatives and funding for the committee’s specific focus. A committee volunteer is asked to attend the committee meetings or communicate with the committee chair about their responsibilities and tasks. A committee volunteer typically works 2-5 hours per month but can always work more if they would like. An office volunteer works 3 hours per week or 12 hours per month in our office located in Seattle. 

Contact our volunteer coordinator for more information at volunteer@glsenwa.org

Committee Descriptions

Educational Summits Committee
Purpose: Support students and educators through workshops and networking opportunities, in developing skills to create safe schools.


  • Summit Planner - assist the Summit organizer board member with the planning, development and coordination of GLSEN WA annual leadership student focus conference summit(s).

Professional Development Committee

Purpose: Provide “Safe Space” training, distribute resources and consult with K-12 teachers, staff administrators and community partners. Organize education summits that support students and educators in developing skills to create safe schools through workshops and networking opportunities.


  • Trainer-facilitate trainings with teachers, staff administrators and community partners using the “Safe Space Kit” and GLSEN materials.
  • Organizer/Outreach-assist committee chair with organizing trainings including finding a trainer to facilitate, and develop partnerships with schools and communities for future trainings.
  • Education Summit Planner-assist the committee chair with the planning, development and coordination of GLSEN WA’s annual education summits and conferences.

Development Committee

Purpose: Raise finances through fundraising, grants and sponsorships to support GLSEN programming and GLSEN committees.


  • Grant Writing-grants will be used mostly to support educational summits and professional trainings throughout the year.
  • Corporate Fundraising- we are looking for volunteers with experience in corporate fundraising and development to help us expand this aspect of the Development Committee.
  • Fundraising Events-We are looking for volunteers interested in developing and implementing successful fundraising events.

Student Organizing Committee

Purpose: Facilitate program planning, work with youth in their leadership development, and support LGBTQ youth through creative programs:


  • Program Planner-collaborate with LGBTQ youth and community partners to develop programs for LGBTQ youth across Washington State.
  • Organizer-assist with the details of planning multiple programs and provide support to committee chair.
  • Jumpstart Program Liaison-the Jumpstart program works directly with K-12 school’s gay-straight alliance clubs. Provide support, assistance and encouragement of GLSEN programs.


Office Volunteer

Purpose: To provide office administrator support to the overall organization. As an office volunteer you will be expected to come into the Seattle office 3 hours per week or 12 hours per month as the work load dictates. 


  • Communicator-assist with answering phones, checking emails, and connecting with donors, members and participants for upcoming conferences and events.
  • Technology Administrator- assist with newsletter production, resource development, marketing materials and data entry.
  • Office volunteers should be familiar with Microsoft applications, Google applications, Gmail and the using the internet.


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