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Posted on March 15, 2017

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Join Youth Line’s Committees!

  • Resume and cover letter are not necessary.
  • Prior experience is not necessary.
  • For each committee, email us letting us know:
    • which committee(s) you are interested in joining,
    • a bit about yourself,
    • why you are interested in the specific committee and Youth Line,
    • what you think you can bring to the committee and what you hope to learn.
  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
  • Send questions or express your interest to join via


Here’s more about each committee:


Outreach Committee

This committee is open to LGBTQ2S youth & non-youth across Ontario; also open to support from allies.

The outreach committee is a volunteer-driven committee for LGBTQ2S youth and non-youth who are interested in becoming community representatives for Youth Line. Committee members identify spaces to share Youth Line resources, attend events and tabling opportunities, and Pride events to promote Youth Line across Ontario. Volunteers connect with the Outreach Coordinator and other committee members, and learn about networking, facilitation, and public engagement. If you do not have the time to join the committee or are an ally, you can still get involved by supporting our outreach across Ontario! Contact us.


Craftathon Committee

Open to LGBTQ2S youth and non-youth in the Toronto area.

The Craftathon is an annual fundraiser in support of LGBT Youth Line. Going into its third year, Craftathon has been a great success as a day of crafting and community. Craftathon has table leads who each run a craft for attendees. Attendees are encouraged to raise a minimum amount, either in a team format or individually.


Led by 2 volunteer co-chairs, the committee also consists of 2 members of Youth Line’s Board of Directors. The Craftathon committee is responsible for planning the event, obtaining sponsorships, recruiting volunteer table leads to teach crafts, maintaining a social media presence, managing logistics, and organizing volunteers. We raised over $8500 for LGBT Youth Line in 2017 and we cannot wait for next year’s event! Join us to help make the 2018 Craftathon bigger and better. Click here for some of the positions we are looking to fill.


Youth Awards Committee

Open to LGBTQ2S youth & non-youth in the Toronto area.

The LGBT Youth Awards are a way to celebrate and recognize the contributions of outstanding LGBTTIQQ2SA youth. The youth awards gala is an event featuring an evening reception followed by an awards ceremony with performances featuring up and coming LGBTTIQQ2SA youth artists. It takes a lot to put on this evening and we need your help to do it! Get more info on the different roles you could take on here.


Fundraising Committee

This committee is open to LGBTQ youth and non-youth, allies and those outside of Toronto.

The fundraising committee is a board-driven committee that is responsible for supporting the fundraising activities of LGBT Youth Line alongside our Fundraising Coordinator. We coordinate fundraising campaigns, connect Youth Line with new sponsors and donors, and support relationship development with third party fundraisers, be they individuals, schools or workplaces. Over the next year, we will be focusing on:

  • Increasing our fundraising initiatives during Pride season
  • Strengthening fundraising through third-party events, including providing more formalized supports to individuals/groups running those events
  • Expanding our fundraising more into other parts of the province

We are currently seeking new committee members who either have experience in fundraising, networks that would be useful in growing the Youth Line fundraising network or who are interested in working alongside our team to learn and grow their fundraising skills. 

If you do not have the time or capacity to commit to our fundraising committee, we would encourage you to reach out nonetheless, as we are always eager to grow our network of fundraising supporters, advisers and donors.