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Get Involved

We love to build relationships with community members as part of our mission to support YEPP members physically, emotionally and spiritually. Here are some of the ways you can get involved and to support our mission.  

Job Openings


      - Job Description

      - Application Form

      - Deadline: February 19th, 2023


Compensation Philosophy: 

YEPP’s compensation philosophy is grounded in the mission, vision and values to provide healing, transformation in growth and acceptance, with transparent and supportive options for all. Strategizing from a place of abundance and planting seeds for future generations, YEPP strives to provide compensation that is competitive to the market landscape, while adapting and evolving as the organization and its members grow. 


YEPP strives to provide compensation that is in the best interest of the organization and the associates to pay fairly for the value of work provided, within our financial ability to do so. It is our intention to use a competitive analysis to determine the current market value of positions based on skill, knowledge and experience. The system and process is objective and non-discriminatory. Finally, at the core of this philosophy is to always be rooted in transparency, and further commit that all offerings  are made in good faith

Internship Opportunities

In a yearly basis, we hire a total of 6 interns to join our team. 

If you are interested to consider an internship position with us, please fill out this Application Form


Volunteer Opportunities

We are always looking for volunteers that can support the different parts of our organization: artistic development, fundraising efforts, administrative work, media development, among many others.  If you're interested in volunteering, please fill out this Application Form.


Here are some ways to volunteer at YEPP:

  • BECOME A TEACHING ARTIST - The Community Arts Program is an opportunity for LGBTQI+ youth to access a creative space that fosters community and self-confidence through various artistic practices. Teaching Artists commit to hosting weekly or one time workshops that are free and open to youth ages 18-29.  If interested in becoming a Teaching Artist, please fill out this Application Form.  

  • ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT - With YEPP being a small organization, we are always in need of extra hands to support operations. If you have the skills and capacity to dedicate time towards supporting us administratively, please reach out. Some tasks may be completed either onsite or offsite.

  • ADULT ALLY MENTORSHIP - In order for the work that YEPP does to have a lasting impact in the lives of YEPP participants, we need support from our community to ensure that they are getting the amount of consistent care and support that they need.

  • EVENT SUPPORT - Support YEPP with miscellaneous needs and tasks prior, during, and after special events and/or performances.  

  • CHICAGO YOUTH MUTUAL AID (CYMA) SUPPORT - As a response of COVID-19, we built a mutual aid effort called the Chicago Youth Mutual Aid (CYMA).  We are looking for community members that can drive donations to young people around the city or support us at our Distribution Center with organizing and packaging related tasks.

  • OTHER PRO-BONO SERVICES - Again, YEPP’s work would not be possible or effective without the abundant support of community members who offer their wealth of skills and resources to the work. 

Family Meal and Groceries

Family Meal is a way for YEPP staff and members to build relationships with community members and organizations who would like to know more about YEPP and the young people we work with. The person or group of people that would like to be a part of this opportunity will provide a hot meal to share food and conversation prior to our youth programming.  If not able to join youth participants and staff members for a family meal, you can still provide the food or consider getting groceries for our Community Kitchen. If you are interested in supporting our Family Meal or Groceries, please fill out this Application Form and a team member will get back to you. 

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