The LGBTQ Resource Center has plenty of ways to get involved! Weather you’re interested in one of our organizations, want to learn how to facilitate training, or serve as a staff member we have tons of opportunities!
Be a staff member!
We have a diverse and knowledgeable staff welcoming you to the Center! Stop in and say hello to us! All are welcome!
Each semester, we hire students to work in the center, both work-study and volunteers. The only paid positions we have available are through federal work-study. To find out if you are work-study eligible, please consult your Financial Aid advisor. Work-study is not available over the Summer.
If you are interested in being on staff, please read some more details below, then fill out the application on the MU LGBTQ OrgSync page located at the bottom. Once you’ve applied, you’ll be contacted on further steps.
Some of our student volunteer staff responsibilities include:
- Staffing our resource tables across campus
- Staffing the front desk and welcoming visitors to the Center
- Tasks around the Center
- Individualized projects
- Programming tasks
- and so much more!
Some of the requirements in order to be on staff include:
- An open mind and willingness to learn
- Strong communication around your summer availability and scheduling
- Respect for differences of those around you, and on campus
- The desire to help further the mission of the MU LGBTQ Resource Center
- The ability to attend staff meetings on Mondays from 4:00pm – 5:00pm. (For fall and Spring Semester volunteers/staff)
Be a Safe Space Facilitator!
Our Safe Space program is meant to teach the basics of LGBTQ identities and culture through definitions, terminology, and an overview of current cultural, social, and political issues, activities, and plenty of time for question and answer. Using a mixture of information and some personal stories, we hope to help support the development of LGBTQ Allies at Mizzou, making it a more inclusive space for all!
For those who are interested in being a Safe Space Facilitator, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Be an OUTreach Panel Volunteer!
Studies have shown that the best way to combat homophobia is through personal connections. Our OUTreach panels offer opportunities to hear from panelists from our Mizzou community.
OUTreach panels consist of about four panelists sharing nothing other than their personal stories. Each panelist will share what coming out meant to them – each panelist coming out with their own identity, as varied and unique as each of our lives: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, ally, and so much more. As a panelist volunteer, you’ll receive support in developing your story to share with groups, and will receive periodic emails with opportunities to serve as a panelist!
To learn more about being an OUTreach volunteer, email email@example.com.
If staff doesn’t seem to be the right fit, but you’re still looking to get involved, please check out our Campus Orgs!