3 ways to get involved

Join Start Proud in a skilled-based volunteering role! These roles are filled on an ongoing basis with open positions posted below.
Need something with lower commitment? Look out for temporary volunteer opportunities to assist with the logistics and execution of our events!
More experienced professionals may consider applying to our Board of Directors. Please email the Chair of the Board directly.

Why Volunteer

Springboard your professional development by gaining valuable experience as part of a national non-profit in a functional area you are looking to grow your skills in. We are here to develop you, even if you have little experience.
Make an impact in our organization and the community we serve! We are growing and evolving very quickly, so there is lots of opportunity to make a difference.
Build your network with friendly and supportive LGBTQ+ students and professionals that are eager to support and mentor each other.

I have had the privilege to work closely with corporate sponsors who are diversity champions as well as a cross-functional team of incredible people who are there to help me grow. Through various OOBS initiatives & team socials I have built great friendships and met many amazing career/life mentors. It's truly a rewarding experience and I would recommend any LGBTQ+ & Ally students seeking learning & leadership opportunities to apply and become a OOBS volunteer!

Amy Yu, Undergraduate CommerceAssociate, Women's Events '16

My experience working with Out On Bay Street has been equally fun and rewarding. I attribute landing a competitive job out of business school directly to the network, skills and confidence I was able to gain through my involvement.

Tony Giannopolous, Master of Business AdministrationExecutive Vice President '17 / Vice-President, Student Outreach '16 / Associate, Student Outreach '15

Taking on a leadership role within OOBS has allowed me to gain exposure to other functional groups within the organization. I became more self-aware of the skills and value that I brought to the table, and this in turn has allowed me to gain more insight into the direction I wanted to take in my own professional career. Together, we creatively find solutions to help give Canadian LGBTQ students the tools for success. If this is a cause you feel passionate about, I would strongly recommend volunteering with us!

Julian Liao, Master of Financial EconomicsVice-President, Marketing '16 / Lead, Toronto Initiatives '15 / Associate, Marketing '14

Open Opportunities

See below for current opportunities to volunteer with Start Proud.

Please stay tuned.