Becoming a member at TSER is an amazing opportunity to expand your activism, gain new knowledge and skills, and network. TSER was co-founded in 2011 by two young trans women and since has grown to dozens of people. We are currently the only national organization led entirely by trans youth. As a member, you’ll get to work with amazing radical trans youth activists from around the country on various projects and initiatives that benefit the trans community. Our members comprise of nationally-recognized scholars, published writers and artists, and award-winning as well as emerging activists.
Regardless of position, all members have the agency to pitch, run, and lead their own projects and initiatives with the support of a national organization that continues to grow each year. Members have built lifelong friendships with each other through collaborating on the creation of workshops, campaigns, informational videos, events, and more.
You will have opportunities to attend conferences and events for free, receive funding for your program ideas, and chances to speak or write in media.
These positions are extremely important to our organization as volunteers run TSER. Time is very flexible and could be anywhere from a few hours a month to several hours a week. You can apply for any or all of them. If you have ideas for a position that isn’t listed, feel free to apply and tell us about your vision.
These volunteer opportunities are only open to trans youth ages 28 and under. When selecting applicants we look for passion, intersectional framework, collaborative spirit, ability for long-term commitment, and experience and/or willingness to grow.
We are particularly looking for: people of color – particularly Black & Brown folks, students at any level of education, transfemmes, and women.
Collaborate with TSER’s staff and other board members on developing the organization. You will participate in biannual board meetings and work with other trans youth around the country to help the organization grow and determine what direction we’re headed in. You may be invited to conferences and events of behalf of TSER to represent us.
1. Have unique ideas on creating collective, revolutionary programming for transgender justice
2. Attend biannual meetings via Google Hangout
3. Excited to develop TSER’s bylaws and determine what projects we will take on
4. (Optional) have experience working with organizational restructuring/growth
Email us a short introduction (including experience and/or interests) to email@example.com for more information.
Social Media Manager:
Work with TSER members on our Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter. Help us establish an Instagram and YouTube. You’ll get to manage our social media accounts with tens of thousands of followers and millions of notes, shares, and likes.
1. Experience with social media accounts and campaigns (can be personal social media)
2. Writing abilities and a good sense of humor
3. Familiarity with TSER’s history and mission
4. Keeping up to date with the latest trends
Email us a short introduction (including experience) and 3-5 short writing samples, links, or screenshots at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Work with TSER’s creative team on editing, producing, and shooting videos for educational and fundraising purposes. As a video producer, you will have creative agency and also will have the backing of other talented trans youth!
1. Experience with film and video editing (this includes YouTube content)
2. (Optional) live in the greater Los Angeles/Orange County area and have access to transportation.
3. Keeping up to date with the latest trends.
Email us a short introduction (including experience) and links that demonstrate your abilities to email@example.com for more information.
Work with TSER staff for fundraising, educational, and artistic events in the Los Angeles area!
1. Experience with hosting local events and fundraisers
2. Experience with outreach.
3. Live in the greater Los Angeles/Orange County area and have access to transportation.
Email us a short introduction (including experience) at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Work with staff on finding and completing various grants. Note: this may become a part-time paid position.
1. Some grantwriting/fundraising experience
2. Interest in collaborative writing with other TSER members
3. Familiarity with TSER’s history and mission
Email us a short introduction (including experience) at TSER@transstudent.org for more information.
Work with various TSER members tabling at conferences and events. If you plan on attending a conference or event and want to help us table there, this position is for you!
1. Speak to people who ask about TSER (Q&A sheets will be provided)
2. Distribute infographics, buttons, stickers, and pamphlets at conferences and events
3. Set up booth during event
Email your location and a little bit about yourself to TSER@transstudent.org for more information.
In addition to specific volunteer opportunities, we’re also looking for members!
TSER members are trans youth and:
1. Help brainstorm infographic topics
2. Find studies to look for relevant statistics and information
3. Run TSER’s social media
4. Write and edit graphics, transstudent.org, and web posts
5. Represent TSER at/in conferences, media, fundraising, and events
6. Work on TSER publications
7. Think of new actions for TSER to take
8. Get funding to go to conferences and events and to put their ideas into action!
If you would like to apply to this position, please email your experience and a short introduction (or a résumé) to TSER@transstudent.org.
If you have any questions about the positions, don’t hesitate to email us!