Everyone has the skills and energy to contribute so we encourage PFLAG members and supporters to become PFLAG volunteers. Your membership makes us stronger but your participation helps us get our important work done and that is extremely appreciated.
Roles & Jobs
We provide information sessions to ensure you feel fully prepared for any volunteer opportunity. If you aren’t sure of what to volunteer for or if you would like additional information before deciding, just contact us or come to one of our support meetings. We’ll be happy to discuss with you the kind of time and energy needed to volunteer. We have many opportunities and can find one that perfectly matches your interests. The list below is just a sample. If you have an interest in something you’d like to help us pursue, please let us know. We look forward to hearing from you and working with you.
Review the voicemail messages left on our helpline and return messages or refer callers to appropriate persons or agencies. You may be the one person that makes a connection with someone in need. For callers, it may be as simple as hearing someone say that they are not alone and that PFLAG is here to help. If you would like to volunteer for this crucial link to parents, family members, friends, and those in need, please contact us. You can volunteer for as little as one month at a time.
We often get requests for PFLAG folks to share their personal stories to help others in the community understand what PFLAG is all about. This may include speaking to youth groups, schools, businesses, college classes, community service fairs, and corporate diversity groups. It’s a great way to meet new and interesting people, and to get fulfillment that you are educating others and making a difference!
PFLAG Seattle makes a great effort to be visible in the Seattle LGBTQ+ community and beyond by participating in local functions and community and cultural events. Our team has compiled a complete set of informational materials and display equipment to present a professional yet fun and welcoming presence at a variety of events. Usually working in teams of two or more, we have staffed information booths at the GLSEN Youth Leadership Conference, Seattle Gay Pride Festival, Renton River Days, Expedia Employee Resource Fair, and many other community events. Staffing information tables is a fun way to meet others and answer questions about PFLAG and our services. Let us know if you’d like to join us and we’ll keep your name handy for the next event!
PFLAG Seattle wouldn’t be where it is today without the kindness of its members and donors. How we educate and inform the community about PFLAG is vital. We are constantly in search of new funding sources and ways to reach out to the LGBTQ+ community to help us carry out our mission of support, education, and advocacy. Members of this committee work together to network and provide funding opportunities for PFLAG. If you would like to help in our fundraising and promotion efforts, please let us know.
Email. Web. Social media. So many communication channels, so little time. We know how important and beneficial it is to provide consistent, succinct, and thoughtful communication to our members and allies, and finding people who have the time to dedicate to this effort is crucial to how PFLAG is understood and perceived. If you have the time—a few hours a week to handle social media posts or take the lead on a different information source—we’ll provide guidance on our messaging and training on the communications tools we use. If you like sharing information and ideas and have a knack for getting the word out, please contact us.
Perhaps the most rewarding thing you can do in PFLAG is to be one of our support team members. These volunteers simply attend PFLAG support meetings eager to listen to the stories of others and to share their own stories to help others gain insight, understanding, confidence, and compassion. No training is required, only a desire to support others through your own individual journey. And you’ll undoubtedly find a personal sense of growth as well. Can’t beat that! No sign up needed here — just attend any of our three monthly support meetings.