Volunteers

Youth OUTright relies upon volunteers who generously donate their time, talents, and energy.

Volunteers are needed to:

  • Serve as guest speakers to youth about representative YO at a community events like Blue Ridge Pride
  • Staff fundraising events like Downtown After Five
  • Serve as Board members
  • Fill vital roles on Board committees (Programming, Fundraising, Marketing, Finance, Board Development, etc.)
  • Facilitate weekly meeting
  • Solicit in kind donations from local businesses and service providers
  • Forge community partnerships
  • Serve as social media Ambassadors
  • Create and update resource guides
  • Offer vital professional services like legal advice
  • Spearhead volunteer coordination
  • Chaperone youth events like It’s YO Prom

Facilitate

For qualified volunteers, facilitating can be an immersive way to get involved with YO! Fill out the volunteer form to get started and learn more.

Volunteer Form:

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How You Can Help

Donate

 

Youth Outright depends on people like you to help us make a difference in the lives of LGBTQ youth. Your tax-deductible financial contribution ensures that we have the financial and in-kind support necessary to provide consistent quality weekly programming, special events and activities, resource development, outreach to gay-straight alliances (GSAs), and advocacy for LGBTQ youth in WNC.

Our work is sustained by in-kind donations. Check out our wish list and contact us (link to contact page) if you are interested in investing in YO!

In-Kind Donation Wish List

  •     Food and beverages for weekly youth meetings
  •     Printing services
  •     Books and films with LGBTQ characters and themes for our lending library
  •     Marketing and fundraising consulting
  •     Paper products (paper towels, plates, napkins, silverware, etc.)
  •     Photography and videography services

 

Our Allies

Making a difference in the lives of LGBTQ youth in Western North Carolina requires countless allies. Individuals, corporations, businesses, community organizations, and foundations – who through their tax-deductible donations and in-kind contributions, or professional and community collaborations and partnerships – help Youth Outright advocate, mentor, and support LGBTQ youth throughout WNC.

Thank you to those allies who made our work possible in 2015.

  • Tributes

    Honor of E. Keith Bramlett & Philip Weast • Honor of Janet Bull & Gail Fitzgerald • Honor of Brenda Clark & Carol McCrory • Honor of Steve Cooper & Tommy Burden • Honor of Stephen DerMargosian • Honor of Mari-Jean Faucett • Honor of Gregory Hinson & Peter D’Angio • Honor of Kevin Lumbert & Greg Froom • Honor of Scott Parker & Todd Wallenius • Honor of Sharon Rohrer • Honor of Rachel Salinger & Trish Stroupe • Honor of Tucker Schombs • Honor of John Semingson & Keith Cole • Honor of Jules Smith & Milly Morrow • Memory of Don Smith • Memory of Stephan DerMargosian, Sr. • Memory of Adelaide Daniel Key • Memory of Luke Deal • Memory of Joan Martin • Memory of Rocco Patt • Memory of Marlene Perry •
  • Benefactors ($1,000 +)

    Anonymous (2) A Visual Link Alliance for Full Acceptance Amy Mandel and Katina Rodis Fund Asheville Downtown Association/Downtown After Five Dr. David Berkey & Jack Lowell Brigid Burns Photography E. Keith Bramlett & Philip Weast Bank of America Carolina Chair Co. Cathedral of All Souls • The Chaddick Foundation • Christowerks • Community Foundation of Henderson County, General Grant • Community Foundation of Henderson County, Perry N. Rudnick Endowment Fund • Daniela Mandel Fund • Stephen DerMargosian & Matthew Clark • Dr. Clay Eddleman & Richard Cooke • Clarence & Mari-Jean Faucett • Linda Faucett & Suzy McKibben • Food Experience • Freeman Foundation • Gamma Mu Foundation • Greenlife Grocery • Jennifer Harris & Adrianne Gordon • Christine Kane & Mickey Gamble • Lise Kloeppel • Brian May & Scott Merrill • Mission Health • PLI (Plasticard Locktech International) • The Palette Fund • Maggie Smith • TD Bank • Unitarian Universalist Church of Asheville • Wells Fargo Bank •
  • Patrons ($500 – $999)

    Anonymous • Anurja Web Design • Asheville Citizen-Times • Asheville Prime Timers • Bank of America Matching Gift Program • Jim Bixby • Vicky Blanche-Young & Kim Mannine • BOLD LIFE/VERVE • Michael Brodnax & Anthony Schlarb • Different Strokes! Performing Arts Collective • Jim Faucett & Gary Giniat • First Congregational Church of Hendersonville • David Greiner • Ray Griffin & Thom Robinson • Ralph Lambert • Dr. Heon Lee • Metro Wines • Doug & Pat Jarvis • Jubilee Community Church • LEAF Festival • Make Noise • Mosaic Community Lifestyle Realty • Mountain Xpress • Anneliese Schombs-Fish • SunTrust Banks •
  • Partners ($250 – $499)

    Phillip Broughton & David Smith • Cantaria: The Gay Men’s Chorus of Asheville • Charlotte Street Computers/Asheville Community Theatre • Brenda Clark & Carol McCrory • Ellen Clarke & John Byrd • Timothy Daly • James Dennis • Spence & Carol Duin • Ronald English • Richard Fast • Robert Griffin & Ron Clemmer • Stewart Griffin & Raymond O’Neill • Eric Hardy • Harvey Jenkins • Jewels That Dance • Make Noise • Father John E. Merchant • Kent Mettle • O’Henry’s • Chad Parker & Robert Weed • Renaissance Asheville Hotel • Judy Rudolph & Susan Smith • Lorena Russell & Kathryn Hancock • Phillip & Patricia Smith • Gina Trippi • Toy Boat Community Arts Space • Bernard T. Wall • Wolf Creek Adventures
  • Supporters ($100 – $249)

    Shiner Antiorio • Renee Baker & Anne Marshall • Jamarcus Batts • Jennifer Beasley • Ken Betsalel & Heidi Kelley • Susan Blexrud • Blue Ridge Community College Drama Dept. (The Laramie Project) • Chris Brouwer • Church of the Holy Spirit • Grace Campbell • Joanne & Dudley Cate • James Cavener • Jean Cassidy • Yvonne Cook-Riley • Jeffrey Crawford • Bray Creech & Dustin Rhodes • Jenni Davidson • Mike Di Paola • Robert Eaton & James McPherson • Muriel Edens & Michael Oppenhein • Edison Craft Ales & Kitchen • Mike Figura • Philip Fleet • David Frechter & David Stewart • GayAshevilleNC • Byron Greiner • Stephen Griffin • Veronika Gunter • Larry Hamilton • James Harrison • Haywood Street Congregation • Burt Hellman • • Grant Hellyer & Carl Gibbons Stephen Hendricks • Lyndi Hewitt & Matthew Corzine • Highland Brewing Company • Susan Hill • Jana & Bill Humleker • Patricia James • Richard Janikowski & Phyllis Betts • Jason Jones • Patsy Keever • Susan Kettren & Barb Ogle • Alfred King & Kenneth Thornton • Bruce Koloseiki • Kelii Krueger • Land of Sky UCC • Laura & Doug Lane • Peter Mangone • Cordelia Mayer • Malaprop’s Bookstore & Café • Manifest Counseling Collective • Lyn McFarland • Paula McKenna • Eileen McMinn • Sue McPherson • Doug Michaels • Deborah Miles & Mark Rudow • Sophie Mills • Over the Rainbow • Jack Parsons & Leland Derryberry • Karin Peterson • PFLAG Flat Rock/Hendersonville • Patricia Robertson • Amy Schmidt • Lance Scruggs • Randy Siegel • Peter Smith • Philip & Patricia Smith • Ann & Farley Snell • William & Jane Stanhope • Rachel Stein • Dot & Joseph Sulock • Richard Sunshine • Heather Laine Talley • Lee Crayton • Tryon Distributing • Pamela Turner • Ultimate Ice Cream • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hendersonville/Youth Poetry Slam • Vinnie’s Italian Restaurant • WNC Leathermen • Tim Wallace & Dale Stacruz • Walton Law Office • Milton Warden & Carolyn Shorkey • Joseph Warnicki • Vicky & Gary Weiner • Jude Welsh • Todd Wheeler & Chris M. Smith • Renѐ Wilson & Deborah Richter
  • Friends

    Anonymous (4) • James & Joyce Abeles • Asheville Pizza & Brewing Co. • David Bailey & Larry Russell • Banks Mountain Farm • Battery Park Book Exchange • Jennifer Beck • Black Bear Coffee • Brixx Wood Fired Pizza • Dennie Boettcher • Ellen Brosbe • Harry Brown • Bruisin’ Ales • Deborah Burns • Catherine Buttler • Ian Cage • Judith Campbell • Leonard Capodice • Suzanne Carlin • Raymond Carter • Russell Cate • Richard Clodfetter & Ron Joyner • Teresa Connell & Leigh Ann Peterson • Lianie Covington • Zeek & Caroline Christopoulos • Francis Cullinan & Baker Smith • Sonia Doyle • James Dye • David Eck & Gary Mitchell • Rosie Eisenberg • Jim Engelman & Claire Witherspoon • Epic Theatres of Hendersonville • Elizabeth Eve & Kathryn Cartledge • The Eye Center/Paul Endry • Fine Arts Theatre • Johanna Finkelstein • Fired Up! • Curry First • Dick Fischer • Joan Foster • Tony Franco • Full Circle Salon • Robin M. Funsten • Judith Futch & Paul Smith • William Gambacort • Cynthia Gavin & Gail Fitzgerald • Marcia Ghidina • Monroe T. Gilmour • Carol Goins • Randee Goodstadt-Evans & Gary Evans • Grateful Yogi • Ann Harris • Braden Harvey • Michael Hayes & Mary Scott Hayes • James Hilderbrandt & Don Jettas • John & Jane Hilliard • Browne Hollowell • Anne Houle • George Hunker & Alberto Colonia • Carole Huston & Dr. Annette Martin • Ingles Store #5 • Morgan Jackson • Barbara Jane Harden Jones • Jongo Java • Laura Kallus • Carolyn Kayne • Kristen Ketcham & Natalie Bushman • Marylen Langhart & Diana Quinn • Katie Levy • Ron & Linda Larsen • Julie Lehman & Michael Poulos • Sandra Lemke • Jody Bennett Light • Make Up @ the Grove Arcade • Mantis Gardens • Jasmin Martinez & Kirsten Campbell • Mast General • Joan Maxcy • Judith McClain • Merrimon Florist • Melissa Michos & Lynn Hey • Mountain Zen Shiatsu • Joel Murray • Neo Burrito • Noel Nickle • Barbara Panetta • Rebecca Petruck • Sarah Pickens • Wilma Pomerantz • Ilene Procida • April & David Pryor • Lynn Rapp • Beverly Reddick • Phyllis Robertson • Pat Scherer & Sylvia Pardo • Amy Schmidt • Katherine Sloan • SisterCare WNC • Judith Smith • Gordon & Rachael Smith • Lee Ann Smith • Elizabeth Snively • Soul Infusion • Marsha Springs • Martin & Barbara Stickle • Chloe Stuber • Sarah Sullivan • Thomas Sullivan • Michele Tellier • Robert Tomasulo & Mike DiPaola • Leslie Torgow • True Confections • UNCA Drama Department • Carlos Vargas • Cathy & Jim Walgenbach • Carolyn Wallace • Ann Weber & John J. Quigley • Kathy Weisfeld • Linda Wells • Ashley Westmoreland & Katherine Sloan • Mary Ruth Willis • Willow’s Dream • Richard Woods • Suzette Wote • (Financial and in-kind support since April 2013.)

Community Partners

Thank You!

It truly takes a village to make a real difference in the lives of LGBTQ youth in WNC. Our community partners are indispensable allies.

First Congregational United Church of Christ (http://www.uccasheville.org/) provides our youth with a safe and welcoming space for weekly meetings.

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Asheville (http://uuasheville.org/) hosts our Board meetings.