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Scarleteen Volunteer Application

Would you like to volunteer for Scarleteen?

We'd love to consider you if you have some time available and a desire to help us continue to provide some of the best sex ed on the net. Nearly all of our staff are volunteer staff, and we couldn't do all of this without them!

We now consider volunteer applicants with a peer-review process; we share your application and any supporting materials with the whole of our current staff and volunteers, and everyone makes a vote. (We do, however, remove most personally identifying information from the application.)

When someone applies and we either reach a full consensus, or the majority of those weighing in vote positively, then you're in!  This process will generally take a week or two, and does involve everyone's time and effort, so please only apply if you intend to follow through.

Too, if we welcome you on board as a volunteer, it can take a month or two for us to get you trained in, so when figuring for the amount of time you want to volunteer, you'll want to take 1-3 months of wait and training time into account.  

(Please cut and paste this application into an email, fill it out and return it to our Executive Director, Heather, at heatherATscarleteenDOTcom. Please include a scan of a current photo ID.)

Today’s Date:

Full Name:

Preferred Name and/or Username:

Date of birth:

Street Address:

City, State, Zip:



Email address:

How long have you known about/ been using

Please list the volunteer services you would be interested in performing at Scarleteen:

__ Message board moderation (must have 50 posts minimum), live chat or our mobile (SMS) service 
__ Advice Columns (must have previous writing experience and include examples with your application)
__ Resource listings
__ Writing/Updating articles or site features (must have previous writing experience and include examples with your application) __ Editing/ Cleanup
__ Site development/Tech (must be Drupal-proficient)
__ Public relations/ Organizational administration
__ Volunteer co-management
__ Research
__ In-person outreach (must be in the Seattle area)
__ Other:

Have you volunteered for Scarleteen in the past? If so, please list the dates of your volunteer service and what duties you performed:

Are you looking to volunteer for Scarleteen as an internship for school credit? If so, please detail what your internship requirements are, and who we should contact to discuss or verify your internship.

Why do you want to volunteer at Scarleteen?

Are there any sexuality/sexual health topics you feel you would be or are uncomfortable with?

Is there anything in your life history or your life currently which would make you someone potentially unsafe or inappropriate for working with young people, including sexual abuse/assault survivors, LGBTQ young people or other more vulnerable users? Please also disclose any crimes you have attempted, committed or been charged with as an adult (over 18).

Please list previous work, school or life experience you feel would be of benefit to Scarleteen (or attach resumé):

How many hours per week/month do you want to volunteer (volunteers are asked to do an average of 6-10 hours per week)?

How long can you commit to volunteering for Scarleteen at this time?

__ Three months
__ Six months
__ One year

What do you think your weekly schedule will be like? What days and times (PST) do you generally have available for volunteering?

Can you tell us a little bit about your own adolescence and what that was like for you?  What were your biggest challenges? What did you need help with the most? What really got you trhough?

Favorite Movies:

Favorite Books:

Favorite Websites or Magazines:

If you were a method of birth control, which one would you be and why?

Which, if any, of the following random things staff and volunteers often seem to have in common at Scarleteen apply to you? __ I'm short
__ I'm a redhead
__ I am often incredibly silly
__ I'm a Buffy the Vampire Slayer geek
__ I have rainbow-colored hair
__ I have a background in art or music
__ Pants frequently annoy me
__ I'm vegan or vegetarian
__ I collect something other people would consider strange
__ I tend to make up words or phrases
__ I kick ass at Scrabble 

Please list the name, email and phone of at least one professional reference (if you do not have a job reference, a teacher or professor is fine) and an emergency contact:

Reference Name: Phone:

Reference Name: Phone:

Emergency Contact: Phone:

If you are under 18,  have your parent or guardian email us a letter of permission to volunteer at Scarleteen with a phone number we can reach them at, if needed.

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