We love to build relationships with community members as part of our mission to help support YEPP members physically, emotionally and spiritually. Here are some of the ways you can get involved and to support our mission.
If you are interested to consider an internship position with us, please email your Resume and Cover Letter to YEPP Executive and Artistic Director Bonsai Bermúdez at Bonsai@WeSayYEPP.com.
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 complete this form.
Here are some ways to volunteer at YEPP:
BECOME A TEACHING ARTIST - The Arts Program at YEPP 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 workshops that are free and open to youth ages 18-29. Volunteer to run a workshop! Click here for more information.
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 performances!
CHICAGO YOUTH MUTUAL AID (CYMA) SUPPORT - As a response of COVID-19, we built a mutual aid effort called CYMA- for more information, click here. 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. If interested, please email CYMA Co-Coordinator Pat Frazier at Pat@WeSayYEPP.com.
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 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 the beginning of our youth programming. If you are interested, complete this form and/or email us at info@WeSayYEPP.com.