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Join our SHINE Youth Leadership Team!

If you're a young person ages 18 and under think about joining the SHINE Youth Leadership Team! SHINE is made up of student leaders working to create safe schools and communities. The team members will meet regularly throughout the year to develop skills, form a network of other youth leaders, and organize programs in the community that promote respect for LGBTQA+ students.

Learn more about SHINE here!

Fill out an application to get involved!   

Volunteer with us!

We're always looking for individuals to help with mailings, outreach, and much more.

You can fill out a Volunteer Application HERE!

If you're interested in something more long term, like an internship or being on our board, feel free to send us an email to let us know how you might like to get involved. You can email us at

Become a Chapter Leader! Join our Board!

Do you have a passion for safe schools? LGBTQ advocacy? Making learning spaces more welcoming for all students? This is the opportunity you've been looking for! We are seeking individuals who have demonstrated leadership in youth programming, community organizing, advocacy, and education. Board Members are the decision makers and ambassadors for creating safe schools throughout the Capital Region. We are a working Board of Directors and a 100% volunteer-led, non-profit organization. 

Applicants must:

  • Have experience with non-profit or board involvement
  • Be committed to the mission of creating safe schools for LGBTQ students
  • Attend monthly board meetings (alternating in-person in the Capital Region area and conference call)
  • Participate in committee work for implementation and sustainability
  • Reside in the New York Capital Region area
  • Pass a background check

What do our Chapter Leaders do? Click the link to learn more!

If you are interested in becoming a board member for GLSEN New York Capital Region, please email and include "board interest" in your subject line. 

Attend an event!

Please see our events page to learn more about what's happening in the Capital Region through our chapter, click here!

Get updates through our mailing list!

To join our mailing list, which will ensure that you are in the loop for upcoming GLSEN NYCR events, please email and include "mailing list" in your subject line.