Youth Volunteer & Unpaid Internship Opportunities
Thank you for your interest in being a youth volunteer at Lambert House! We typically have a variety of opportunities available and we may also be able to create volunteer or unpaid internship positions based on your interest and Lambert House needs. Training for youth volunteers will be coordinated by an adult volunteer or staff supervisor and may consist of meetings, reading materials, research, or other steps needed to prepare for the role or project.
Project interns and volunteers support the many programs at Lambert House. Internships and projects can range in scope and size; they can be valuable resume builders and satisfy school or scholarship requirements. Paid internships planning large LGBTQ youth social activities may be available; for more information, see the paid internship page. Good follow through, communication, and productivity are necessary for any internships, projects or volunteer commitments.
Youth volunteers and interns may participate in all Lambert House programming while they volunteer or intern.
- Events Volunteers produce annual events such as the Snowflake Festival (drag competition and dance), Pink Prom, Valentine’s Dance, Pride Festival, Haunted House, or other events for Seattle-area LGBTQ youth. We need help from people who can decorate, advertise, organize refreshments, get others to volunteer, or be an overall event planner. The commitment may vary; anything from coordinating for several months in advance to helping out on the night of the event.
- Fundraising Volunteers are needed! Lambert House is such a small agency that even a little amount of money can go a long way. Some ideas that people have had in the past are bake sales, car washes, donation jars in local businesses, and we certainly aren’t limited to those. If you’re ready for a larger project, we may need help producing our own fundraising events, so ask about those as well.
- Maintenance Volunteers help us keep our facility running smoothly. We need help with all kinds of projects including painting, flooring, doors, gardening and grounds work (mowing, garbage cleanup, etc.), and as-needed repairs.
- Meals Providers may include groups of youth such as GSAs or groups of friends. Youth meals groups can be schedule one time or on an ongoing basis. Meals teams are generally responsible for purchasing groceries as part of this role. It may also be possible to team youth interested in preparing meals with an existing adult meals volunteers who would purchase the groceries for the meal.
- Office Volunteers assist staff with mailings, data entry, errands, newsletter production, and other projects. This position involves little direct work with other youth. Office Volunteers help our small staff deliver services more effectively. Day and evening hours are available.
- Outreach Volunteers spread the word about Lambert House around the community. How do most people find out about Lambert House? From other youth. You can do this on your own by word-of-mouth or you can help make a poster and visit schools and community centers with other volunteers. Social media internships may also be available.
Have questions? Send an email to our Program Manager.