Friday Night Group
Friday Night Group is Outright Vermont’s signature social-support programming that meets in various locations throughout Vermont. At group, youth are able to be themselves and open up to their peers about the joys and challenges of being queer. Our queer-identified adult facilitators help model healthy behaviors and ensure that the group space is safe and supportive for everyone. FNG has met every Friday since 1989 and has allowed youth to call a space their own where their identities aren’t marginalized, but celebrated. Youth lead the conversations and choose the topics while the facilitators uphold the X & O Outlaws (the youth generated rules that govern the group spaces) and support through listening and by providing referrals.
Prospective FNG Facilitators don’t need to have previous facilitation or counseling backgrounds – we’ll show you how it works and provide you with ongoing opportunities to expand your knowledge about the various experiences and identities our youth bring up in group.
Each of our facilitators commit to volunteering for two Friday evenings within each two month period, and must attend a monthly supervision and support meeting with staff. Facilitators must be at least 23 years and self-identify as queer – lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, etc.
All facilitators must complete an interview, a background check and reference check, and attend a new facilitator training (offered twice a year).
We are currently accepting applications from individuals interested in facilitating Friday Night Group in Brattleboro, Montpelier, and Burlington.
There are many events throughout a month that the staff at Outright Vermont need help with. From helping plan queer prom to mailings to photography at events and more. There are a number of opportunities that will fit your schedule. Outright can always use a few extra hands in the office doing basic office work like cleaning, keeping the Cliff Rivers Library organized, etc. Have design experience? Help redesign old resource guides, brochures and posters, or create new ones. Let us know what skills you have; we’ll be glad to have you on board!
Outright Vermont holds a number of small and large fundraisers throughout the year (Queer Youth Summit, Fire Truck Pull, Vermont Drag Idol, Queer Youth Awards, Vermont Pride and more). We are always looking for folks to get the word out about events, help plan, take photographs, set up and clean up!
Volunteers at Camp hold a special place in our hearts! You could plan and run a workshop for campers, help prepare meals, or donate your time as a camp counselor, floater, or support person! For more info on what it takes to be a Camp Outright volunteer contact firstname.lastname@example.org.