You Are Needed

 

While The Living Room is dedicated to and focused on working with GLBTQQ youth in Clackamas County, we can't do it without support from adult allies and community members.  There are so many ways to support The Living Room and we hope you'll find the ways that work best for you.  Opportunities include:

 

Become A Volunteer:  We are always in need of people over the age of 21 to work directly with the youth.  For the most part, this means attending drop in for at least two hours a month.  At drop in, you'll have conversations with the youth, do activities with them, and provide additional supervision.  We also need help with supervision and logistical support at our various events such as GSA Summit, Alternative Prom, and Pride.  All volunteers must attend a 3-4 hour training and pass a background check.  If you're interested in volunteering, please fill out this application and send it to our Community Engagement Coordinator. If you have questions about volunteering or when the next training will occur, they can help answer those questions.  You can contact them at v@thelivingroomyouth.org.

 

Now Recruiting: Join the Living Room's Board of Directors!

As a small yet dynamic organization, our Board of Directors remains a key component of our success and driving force in our future growth.  It is rewarding to watch our efforts make such a significant impact both in individual youth and in larger organizations like schools and cities.  It is exciting to encourage youth voice by having a visible and directly involved board.  We also strive for continued engagement of all our leaders by working to align roles with individual passions, interests, and skill sets. 

 

TLR’s Board of Directors is an all-volunteer, hard-working and hands-on board and therefore entails some specific requirements for its members: 

  • A time commitment of 3-5 hours per week on average 

  • Virtual attendance at Board of Directors meetings the fourth Thursday evening of every month 

  • Attendance at one youth drop-in per quarter and interaction with youth at events, virtual and in-person opportunities available 

  • Attendance at fundraising events and TLR-sponsored activities (GSA Summit, Alt Prom, Pride activities) 

  • A meaningful-to-you financial contribution annually 

  • Adherence to legal mandatory reporter requirements 

  • Ability to pass a criminal background check

 

As TLR continues to grow there are specific needs for members with expertise in the following areas: 

  • Fundraising, grant writing 

  • Youth programing and services 

  • Volunteer program development 

  • Equity, diversity, and inclusion lens

  • Bookkeeping, financial management 

  • Networking, public relations, social media 

  • Human resources, operations knowledge 

  • Personnel/board member recruitment and retention

  • Database management

 

Interested in becoming part of The Living Room’s Board of Directors?

Here is a glance at our Board of Directors applicant process: 

  • August 15-30: Intro to TLR, aka learn more about why we are so passionate about the work we do and how we do it. Chat individually with the current board chair to learn more about TLR and share your personal areas of interest and skill.

  • September 1: Application Deadline and Background Check. If you are interested in becoming a member, applications will be emailed to you for completion. The application process includes a state background check. 

  • Interview. Each candidate will be interviewed by a sitting board member. 

  • Volunteer Training. Each prospective board member must go through volunteer training. This allows an intimate knowledge of TLR programming, what is expected of our volunteers, and prepares you as a board member for attending drop-ins and other youth involved events. 

  • Attend drop-in. Each prospective board member must attend at least one drop-in. This will give you a glimpse into our programming and experience with our youth. We believe it is vitally important that our Board of Directors has active knowledge regarding the youth we serve. 

  • September 24 & October 22: Board Meeting. Attend a board meeting and see the Board of Directors in action. This is the time to see if the Board fits with you and if you fit with the Board. Come ready to ask and answer questions regarding what it means to be part of TLR’s Board of Directors! 

  • Vote: During a closed session at the end of the second board meeting you attend, the Board of Directors will take an official vote and let you know via email within a week regarding your Board of Director membership. 

  • First Board Meeting as an official board member! 

If you are interested in being a part of The Living Room community as a board member, please email Crystal: crystal@thelivingroomyouth.org. or complete this form: https://forms.gle/LZVtwp4aaip5LRXw6 

Consider Donating:  As with all organizations, The Living Room needs financial support in order to provide the amazing programs that we do.  We hope that you'll consider donating an amount that is meaningful to you, and that will support GLBTQQ youth in Clackamas County.  To donate, please click here!

 

Other Opportunities:  If you have other special skills and talents that don't fall into any of the above categories, let us know what they are, and we'll see if we can find a way to integrate them into The Living Room.  We're always in need of help around the office and we occasionally need access to trucks, flatbed trailers, and other equipment.  If you think you can help out, but you're not sure how, please send us an email, and we'll see what we can do!

 

Typical Office Hours

Tuesday-Saturday

9:30am - 5:30pm

Copyright 2014, The Living Room, All Rights Reserved

Mailing Address

PO Box 332.

Gladstone, OR 97027

503-901-5971

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2019 Alternative Prom Sponsors!

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