Our Family Coalition is always seeking volunteers to share their talents, energy and ideas with us. You can assist at our various events or in the office, or help design a new project, publicity materials, or a campaign. We greatly appreciate an extra hand in supporting our work to promote a better world for all our families!
What is required to be a volunteer?
- An open, curious, attitude.
- Willingness to go the extra mile at times, and think creatively.
What do volunteers get in return?
- The opportunity to promote a better world for LGBTQ families and our allies.
- Lots of smiles and hi-fives from families at our events. Seriously, you will find many of them thanking you, making this even more rewarding.
- Warm fuzzy feelings because you give back!
Our Family Coalition internships offer valuable experience advocating for and supporting Bay Area LGBTQ+ headed families in a well-established, dynamic, team-driven non-profit organization. Interns develop hands-on skills in an area of interest, deepen networks, and connect with like-minded peers, leaving with new knowledge, friendships, and professional references.
help amplify OFC's events and work and increase the visibility of LGBTQ-headed families, with messaging in social media channels, e-newsletters, print newsletters, OFC website content, press releases, and email marketing.
support all of OFC's work by soliciting and managing grants, sponsorships, and relationships with foundations and individual donors, as well as working on fundraising events and initiatives.
support OFC's direct trainings in school communities, as well as help develop our extensive online resources to strengthen anti-bias and LGBTQ-inclusive practices and curricula in K-12 schools.
provide direct support to current and prospective LGBTQ parents and caregivers, from family-building to early years, school years, and beyond, by helping the Programs team deliver over 250 workshops, support groups, and community-building events each year.
take a deep dive into large-scale (125+ page) website redesign project, helping audit current information architecture and site content, and helping implement the many back-end design and content management tasks leading up to the beta-testing and launch of a redesigned website.
All positions are opened until filled; applications are accepted on an on-going, as-needed basis. Both in-office and remote work may be available. For questions, please contact the staff member listed in the internship PDFs linked above.
Our Family Coalition offers a stimulating and challenging working environment that is both productive and enjoyable. With talented and motivated people working together as a team, we can go a long way in advancing the civil rights and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) families with children and prospective parents in California.
Our volunteer and intern opportunities are open on a rolling basis, and we welcome applications at any time.
The Executive Director holds day-to-day operating and oversight responsibility for Our Family Coalition. This includes the areas of organizational leadership, fundraising & revenue development, staff management, community/ external relations, fiscal and administrative management, and Board relations. In partnership with the Board of Directors, the E.D. sets a clear strategic vision and overall direction for OFC that integrates and expands its efforts in advocacy, education, family support, social networking, and community organizing to maximize the impact of the organization.
• Complete position description–including responsibilities, qualifications, benefits, and more–here: Executive Director Recruitment Profile [opens PDF]
• Inquiries, nominations, or applications (including a cover letter and resume) should be directed electronically and in confidence, to email@example.com. The Kevin Chase Executive Search Group will be pleased to answer any questions or supply further information.