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 (24 hours of training are provided.) In addition, volunteers are needed to help with events and other projects. To apply to be a drop-in center volunteer, click apply now. To participate in any of the below opportunities, email Carrie Noe at

  • 9 to 12 Bowling League Fundraiser – March 31st, 2018 at River Rand Bowl in Des Plaines IL from 6 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Register to bowl here or contact Carrie to volunteer.
  • Walk/run in the DuPage Human Race on April 28th. Learn more and register here. 
  • Dare to Dream Gala November 3, 2018
  • Host a snack/water drive for the youth in our drop in centers
  • Attend an upcoming one-hour mission tour at one of our drop in centers to learn more about Youth Outlook! Learn more and RSVP here.
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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