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Our Chapter

Thank you for your interest in GLSEN Austin. We’re glad you’d like to join us in our on-going efforts to make schools safe for all students regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. We will appreciate any amount of time you have to offer!

We are a 100% volunteer-led working board and are currently searching committed and passionate leaders to join our board. 

We are also looking for periodic volunteers to assist us in our current efforts like:

  • Supporting Days of Action like No Name Calling Week, Day of Silence, and Ally Week
  • GSA Summit Planning and Execution
  • Tabling at events, conference or LGBT Pride events
  • Professional Development for Educator Training

Please note that we require all volunteers over the age of 18 who would like to work with youth to go through a background check before you can begin volunteering. If you are under 18 you do not need a background check at all. A volunteer not in contact with youth at all would not need a background check; however that would change if you applied to become a Board Member. And, if you ended up around youth for any reason a background check approved adult would need to be present. Therefore, we strongly encourage all volunteers over the age of 18 to go through a background check.

We look forward to working together to make Austin schools free from anti-LGBT bullying and harassment. Questions? Email us at