Volunteer Opportunities

Read below for descriptions and qualifications of current Volunteer Positions with Center for Positive Sexuality. To apply for any of these positions, please email: hr@positivesexuality.org

CPS Volunteer Application

All volunteers must complete the following prior to being allowed to work with us:

    • Application
    • Interview
    • Orientation (currently scheduled at 12 p.m. PT on the fourth Sunday of January, March, June, August, & November)
    • Signed waivers and agreements
    • Observation (Educators only)
    • Online Training (Research Assistants only)

More specific jobs may require additional training. Until further notice all current volunteer positions are being conducted remotely using internet-based programs like Skype, GoogleDocs, and Zoom.

Administrative Assistant

Online and In-Person (Los Angeles area, CA) volunteer opportunity

These volunteers will be assisting in one or more of the following areas:

    • Public Relations and Media
    • Newsletter and Blog
    • Website
    • General Office
    • Assistant to Board Members and Directors

They will be working more directly with our Board Members and Directors to receive and complete tasks. It is possible that a general office assistant volunteer could be a board member’s assistant.

 

Qualifications:

    • Goal-oriented
    • Able to work in groups and follow instructions
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
    • Able to communicate through e-mail
    • Scanning, filing, saving documents as PDF files

Not Required Skills:

    • Marketing and Public Relations experience
    • Blogging experience

Educational Presenter

In-Person volunteer opportunity (Los Angeles area, CA or Chicago area, IL)

These volunteers are responsible for going to various schools and institutions (CSUN, CLU, COC, etc.) and presenting information on a variety of topics such as Sex Workers, BDSM, and Polyamory & Non-Monogamy. Please check here for a full current list of our presentations.

 

Qualifications:

    • Able to verbally communicate clearly and concisely
    • Able to work in a group
    • Self identify with at least one of the following:
      Any gender/sexuality, BDSM, Age Player, LGBTQ, Polyamory or non-monogamy, 50 years of age or older, has a disability (mental/emotional/physical), been in a relationship with a disabled person, Furry, being or have been a sex worker (i.e. sexologist, legal prostitute, professional dominant/submissive), among other identities
    • Can follow the Volunteer Handbook and follow moderator instructions
    • Reliable transport (i.e. bus, car, metro)
    • Reliable internet with e-mail capabilities

Research Assistant

We are currently not taking any Research Assistant volunteers. Only RA Interns may be accepted at this time.
Online or In-Person (Van Nuys, CA or Pocatello, ID) volunteer opportunity. These volunteers are responsible for collaborating with our research teams on current and future academic publications. They may have the opportunity to co-author a publication with an affiliate. They may also be asked to work in a task force to research non-academic items such as new venues for our educational program.

 

Qualifications:

    • Willingness to conduct and write sex-positive research
    • Able to work in a group
    • Reliable internet with e-mail capabilities
    • Excel in writing and reading comprehension
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
    • Knowledge of statistics (not required)

Event/Outreach Volunteer

In-Person (Los Angeles area, CA; Chicago area, IL) volunteer opportunity. These volunteers will help with staffing and conducting events.
This may include: Attending local college “free speech” areas and providing information and literature about our programs, DJ-ing, food preparation and serving, event security, decorating, researching venues, publicity, and more.

 

Qualifications:

    • Able to work in groups and follow instructions
    • Able to be on your feet for prolonged periods of time
    • Reliable transportation (i.e. bus, metro, car)

Not Required Skills:

    • Media and Public relations experience
    • Food Handling
    • DJ experience

General Task Force

Online or In-Person (Los Angeles area, CA) volunteer opportunity. These volunteers are any that do not fall under the other categories or wish to do more than their specified area. These volunteers may be working under a board member to complete a specific task. The given tasks may ask for volunteers with specific skill sets. Those who volunteer for the tasks will be placed in contact with one another to complete the task.

 

Qualifications:

    • Able to work in groups
    • Able to complete tasks in a timely manner
    • Able to lead and organize others
    • Organized