Volunteer & Leadership Opportunities

We recruit facilitators for our Safe Space: Peer EducationGreek Allies, and Q Chats teams on an as-needed basis. Our facilitator teams are currently full, but we'll post vacancies as they become available.

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Q Chats Facilitator

Q Chats is the LGBTQIA Resource Center's student discussion group program. Q Chats groups meet every other week in the fall and spring semesters and are led by trained student facilitators. Learn more about the program.

Becoming a Q Chats facilitator is a great way to support your LGBTQIA peers, get to know other students who share your identity, gain leadership experience on campus, learn facilitation and mediation skills, and have fun!

What positions are available?

We are currently recruiting:

  • 3-5 facilitators for our Queer and Trans People of Color Q Chat
  • 1 Additional facilitator for Women's Q Chat 

What is the required commitment for facilitators?

Facilitators are expected to serve for two to three full semesters. Successful applicants in this recruitment cycle will serve through spring 2023 and fall 2023. There is an option to extend the role for an extra semester into spring 2024.

Facilitators must commit to completing 1 hour of training in January. Facilitators will then lead a 1-hour chat every other week. You are required to communicate with your co-facilitator in advance of the chats to plan a discussion topic or activity for the group, and to submit a list of attendees to the LGBTQIA Resource Center after every meeting so that we can add them to our email reminder list. 

Once training is complete, the time commitment would therefore be 1.5 hours every 2 weeks.

What is the role of the co-facilitators?

Each facilitator team is there to welcome attendees, go over guidelines for respectful discussion, jumpstart the conversation with some prepared questions, and then guide the group through a 1-hour meeting. Facilitators are also there as participants who will engage in the conversation and share their own experiences and insights.

Who can apply?

  • The criteria for applying are as follows:
  • Must share the identity the group. For example, only a woman identified person can facilitate a Women's Q Chat
  • Must graduate in fall 2023 or later
  • Must be reliable and committed; facilitators are expected to show up a few minutes early for every Q Chats meeting to welcome attendees
  • Must be open-minded and sensitive to the different identities and needs within a community; we want everyone who identifies with the group to feel welcome and included
  • Must be comfortable navigating challenging conversations and helping members resolve conflicts that arise in the course of discussion
  • Ideally has some experience facilitating discussions, peer mentoring/coaching, taking a leadership role in a student organization or group of some kind, or teaching/training/instructing in any capacity

Safe Space: Peer Education Facilitator

Safe Space: Peer Education (SSPE) is a student version of Georgia Tech's Safe Space program. The goals, messages, and content are the same in both programs, but SSPE will have more of a student focus, equipping students with the knowledge and skills to support a peer who comes out to them and to effectively practice allyship to LGBTQIA communities.

What does being a facilitator involve?

As a facilitator, you will undergo training to equip you with the skills and knowledge to lead SSPE sessions for other students. Training consists of a 2-hour Train the Trainer session where you will go through the program as participants. This is mandatory even if you've completed the training before. The date for this Train the Trainer session is TBD. Dinner will be provided. 

Once you have completed training, you will be eligible to facilitate a session with an experienced facilitator. Everyone on the team is expected to facilitate 1-2 sessions per semester. Typically, all sessions are in the evening from 5-9pm with very occasional weekend trainings for students (i.e., housing staff, FASET leaders, etc.)

Who can apply to be a facilitator?

All applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a current undergraduate or graduate student at Georgia Tech
  • Be able to attend mandatory training 
  • Able to commit to facilitating for at least one year, preferably more
  • Be reliable and committed to the program; all training is mandatory, and you must arrive at your scheduled sessions fully prepared and on time
  • Be knowledgeable about LGBTQIA issues and communities
  • Be a confident, clear, and articulate speaker/presenter

Applications are now closed.

Greek Allies Facilitator

Greek Allies is a joint initiative between the LGBTQIA Resource Center and Greek Affairs. The program is designed to train fraternity and sorority members in practicing allyship to LGBTQIA members so that they can make their chapters more inclusive.

What does being a facilitator involve?

As a facilitator, you will undergo training to equip you with the skills and knowledge to lead Greek Allies sessions for other Greek students. Training consists of a 2-hour Train the Trainer session where you will go through the program as participants. This is mandatory even if you've completed the training before. The date for this Train the Trainer session is TBD.

Once you have completed training, you will be eligible to facilitate a session with an experienced facilitator. Everyone on the team is expected to facilitate 1-2 sessions per semester for the Greek community. Historically, sessions have been in the evening from 5-9pm.

Facilitators also assist with the promoting the program at chapter meetings, via email to their chapters and peers, and through word-of-mouth at Greek community events.

Who can apply to be a facilitator?

All applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a current member (in good standing) of a fraternity or sorority at Georgia Tech
  • Be able to attend mandatory training
  • Able to commit to facilitating for at least one year, preferably more
  • Be reliable and committed to the program; all training is mandatory, and you must arrive at your scheduled sessions fully prepared and on time
  • Be knowledgeable about LGBTQIA issues and communities
  • Be a confident, clear, and articulate speaker/presenter

Applications are now closed.