Special Volunteer Opportunities & Employment
Gaycoupage Craft Instructors: Have a knack for knitting? A way with watercolor? Bring your talent to our monthly crafts social and workshops, starting May 1 and every first Saturday from 1pm-3pm. We’re looking for people to do short workshop presentations at each social on a craft project. We’ll take care of the supplies, you bring the plan and the instructions. E-mail Candice at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Library Coordinators (2): The Center is looking for two volunteers to oversee our 14,000 lending library and our volunteer library staff. The coordinators will work with the Program Director to ensure that the collection is kept up-to-date, volunteers are properly trained, software and supplies are current and supervise catalog maintenance. Additionally, the coordinators will be responsible for guiding decisions relating the Collection Policy. This position also allows for the opportunity to create special library-related programming. Volunteering for a regular library desk shift is not required but the opportunity is available if the coordinators so desire. While an advanced degree in Library Sciences is helpful for certain aspects of this position, it is by no means necessary and all are welcome to express interest. E-mail Candice at email@example.com for more information.
Cleaning Assistance: The Center is looking for a volunteer to clean the building on Mondays when our regular Housekeeping staff is off. Duties would include mopping, vacuuming, and trash removal. E-mail Candice at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Center is looking for individuals interested in generating content for their monthly newsletter. The newsletter is a monthly opportunity to connect members to life at the center in in the greater LGBTQI communities of Philadelphia. Responsibilities may include attending Center events, interviews for interest pieces on local LGBTQI members and possible column brainstorming and creation. Each writer would generate a story for the monthly newsletter and submit it to the editor by the assigned deadline. This is an excellent opportunity to connect to Philadelphia's LGBTQI scene and to build interview and writing skills. E-mail Jason at email@example.com for more information.
The Center is looking for individuals interested in generating photo content for their monthly newsletter. The newsletter is a monthly opportunity to connect members to life at the center in in the greater LGBTQI communities of Philadelphia. Responsibilities would include attending events that will be featured in upcoming newsletters and photographing scenes for inclusion with the related article and submitting those photos to the editor by the assigned deadline. E-mail Jason at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Marketing support: Our marketing committee always needs graphic designers, poster-distribution, event photography and more. Our website team (we use Squarespace, it’s super easy to access) can always use help updating events. E-mail Eric at email@example.com for more information.
In addition to volunteer support, interns are an indispensable part of the vital and necessary work performed by the William Way LGBT Community Center.
Our internship program gives the opportunity to gain experience in LGBTQ programming, fundraising and non-profit administration, consider career options, strengthen job-related skills, and network with community leaders.
Internships may be used to receive college credit. Placement is based on a resume submission and an interview. All academic majors are encouraged to apply. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Contact: Candice Thompson, Chief Operating Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org