Meet our Volunteer Volunteer Coordinator
Tracey Porter – She/Her
Tracey started her journey with Inside Out in 2008. She is part of this organization because she is a lesbian and she believes that we all need a safe place. Her mother doesn’t fully accept her due to her mothers fundamentalist beliefs and she knows that she is not the only person experiencing rejection therefore a safe place is needed. She was raised in a home where even though they did not talk about “it”, she fully knew she should not talk about “it”. Inside Out is a place that is talking about it and she wants to be a part of normalizing talking about it.
We are seeking supportive, outgoing individuals (ages 25 and up) to supervise and facilitate our center hours at our downtown location. Drop-in and programming hours occur Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday beginning at 3:00pm and ending at 7:30pm. Programming during these hours includes unstructured free time (drop-in hours), as well as structured programming hours (requiring extra volunteer training) and recreation night. For detailed descriptions of these program hours, browse our calendar.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Inside Out Youth Services (IOYS). If you are 25 years of age or older and are interested working directly with our young people as a volunteer, please review and complete the volunteer application online and contact [email protected] to set up an interview and sign-up for the next volunteer training. For those who are aged 24 and under, who would like to get involved with the work of Inside Out, please contact Youth Program Manager, Candace Woods, at [email protected] or (719) 328-1056.
Help us host and organize events for youth and Inside/Out fundraising events throughout the year! Volunteers can be involved in every aspect of events from planning committee to marketing to being present at the event. Whether you love to throw parties and you know everyone who’s anyone, or you enjoy quietly helping out from behind the scenes, we will always have a role for you to play. Contact Tyescha at [email protected] for more information about our monthly Event Committee meetings, and ways to get involved.
Other Ways to Help
Looking for other ways to help? Visit our Donate page to see how you can offer financial support and check out our ongoing wish list for items to donate. We are also looking for sustaining donors to become a part of our Rent Club ($50 per month) to help keep our doors open, lights on, and the heat running. Call us at the office at 719-328-1056 for any inQUEERies such as becoming the pizza sponsor for the month or joining our Rent Club.