Get Involved

Youth Outlook would not be where it is today without the help of thousands of volunteers, donors, sponsors, community partners, parents, and much more.  Do you want to make a contribution to the lives of young people in your community?  We have opportunities for you!


Youth Outlook seeks volunteers to help run our drop-in centers and youth leadership program (24 hours of training are provided.) In addition, volunteers are always needed to help with event planning, administrative projects, fundraising and marketing. You can help save LGBTQ+ youth with your time and talent! To apply to be a drop-in center volunteer, click the apply now button and complete a volunteer application.  To participate in any of the below volunteer opportunities, simply email Carrie Noe at

  • Pride festival Chicago June 16 and 17, 2017
  • Pride parade Chicago June 25, 2017
  • PFLAG/Youth Outlook Back to School Picnic August 19, 2017
  • AIDS Walk/Run Chicago October 1, 2017
  • Dare to Dream Gala October 21, 2017
  • Host a snack/water drive for the youth in our drop in centers
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Join the Board

Join Youth Outlook’s Board of Directors and work with others to change hearts and minds and make our communities safe, inclusive, and accepting. Board members participate in fundraising, networking, marketing, media, legal compliance, development, human resources, and strategic planning. Board meetings are once a month, in the evenings, in Naperville. Orientation and training are provided.

Join Us


Youth Outlook accepts interns for BSW and foundation level MSW placements from Aurora University and UIC. Interns must complete the volunteer application to be considered for an interview. In order to accrue needed hours on schedule, all interns are required to work a minimum of three evenings per week, 6-9 pm, at our drop-in center locations, Monday through Thursday, and must have reliable transportation to get to programs from DuPage to Whiteside County. Occasional afternoon hours are available, but incoming interns should plan on accruing the majority of required hours in the evenings.

Introduce Yourself


Youth Outlook is small team of dedicated staff supported by a wonderful group of volunteers. As the agency grows, we are always seeking assistance in fundraising, marketing, and administration. Interested in supporting LGBTQ+ youth? Introduce yourself!

Join the Team