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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.
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.
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.
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!
More than half of Youth Outlook’s funding comes from individuals like you, so that we can provide our youth services at no cost. Youth Outlook does not accept any state or federal funding: our programs are made possible entirely by the support of the communities in which we operate.