By Tabby Besley

Seeking Volunteer and Education Coordinator

Volunteer and Education Coordinator

Full-time; fixed-term (twelve months), Wellington-based.

InsideOUT is a national youth charity seeking a Volunteer and Education Coordinator for between 22-40 hours a week to support our growing work. Hours will be negotiated with the applicant.

As InsideOUT’s Volunteer and Education Coordinator you will oversee the coordination of volunteers, through supporting rainbow young people in Wellington to make meaningful contributions to our work and achieve their personal goals for volunteering. You will oversee the coordination and delivery of our education, consulting and speaking services. You will work with the Managing Director, staff and volunteers to deliver high-quality rainbow inclusiveness education in schools, organisations and workplaces.

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InsideOUT is a growing organisation that works to support youth, whānau, schools, community groups, youth services, government agencies and other relevant organisations to provide safer schools and communities for young people of minority sexualities, genders and sex characteristics. More information about the organisation is available on our website: http://www.insideout.org.nz/


Skills and experience desired:

  • Passionate about InsideOUT’s mahi and rainbow inclusion
  • Able to relate well to young people from diverse backgrounds and meet them where they are
  • Strong organisational and communication skills, written and verbal
  • Strong time management skills and initiative
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • Experience in facilitation and public speaking
  • Comfortable using technology eg. Google Docs
  • Outstanding knowledge of rainbow communities and the challenges faced by sexual, sex, and gender minorities (preferred but further training can be provided)
  • Previous experience in volunteer coordination, youth work, social work or mentoring (preferred but not required)
  • Familiarity with Youth Worker Code of Ethics and the Youth Development Strategy of Aotearoa (preferred, but training can be provided if necessary)
  • Full driver’s licence and own vehicle (preferred but not required) 

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This is initially a twelve month contract. Hours are dependent on the applicant – we hope to be able to offer a full-time role to someone with all the relevant skills and experience, however we will also consider two part-time roles (Volunteer Coordinator and Education Coordinator) for the right applicants. Please indicate your preference/availability for hours on application. The successful applicant will be paid above a living wage.

 

InsideOUT is an inclusive employer and we value diversity. Applications will be considered regardless of ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, sexuality, physical or mental ability. Work hours and locations can also be flexible.

 

Contact us to view the full job description. E-mail your CV and cover letter to tabby@insideout.org.nz by Thursday 20th June 2019 to apply.

Seeking Volunteers in Auckland – Tāmaki Makaurau

InsideOUT is currently seeking more volunteers to support our growing work with schools in Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau. As a primarily for youth, by youth organisation we prioritise volunteer opportunities for young people aged 18-27 in these roles, but are open to hearing from people outside of this age range.
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There is no set time commitment for these roles and it will fluctuate depending on demand and volunteer availability. Volunteers will need to have some availability between 8am-4:30pm Monday to Friday to be considered, as most of the volunteering will take place during school hours.

We are looking for volunteers to take on the following key tasks:

  • Facilitating professional development workshops on rainbow inclusion for school staff
  • Visiting queer straight alliance/rainbow diversity groups to offer support, encouragement and resources
  • Meeting with staff and students in schools to offer support around creating more rainbow inclusive schools

The following experience/skills will be an asset to volunteers in these roles, however aren’t necessary to apply:

  • A full or restricted drivers license and your own vehicle (any associated fuel costs reimbursed)
  • Experience facilitating workshops
  • Prior experience leading or being part of a QSA or rainbow diversity group at school
  • Knowledge on rainbow communities and the diversity within them
  • Confidence speaking to and communicating with both groups of people and individuals

We would love to receive applications from Māori, Pasifika and Asian folk within our rainbow communities. We would also love to receive applications from trans and gender diverse folk, and men of any gender. We find that it works really well when we have volunteers supporting schools that they can identify with. eg. a male volunteer supporting a boys’ school, a Pasifika volunteer supporting a school with a strong Pasifika roll and so on, although our volunteers will all work across a range of schools.

Volunteers will be supported in these roles through training, coordination and expense reimbursement as appropriate.
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To apply for a volunteer role with InsideOUT in Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau please e-mail a cover letter sharing a little bit about yourself and why you’re interested in this role/any relevant experience and a CV to hello@insideout.org.nz. Ideally, applications would be with us by 16th June 2019. Please be sure to include that you are applying to volunteer in Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau and some idea of your availability during school time.

 

Seeking Out on the Shelves Project Coordinator

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InsideOUT is currently seeking a coordinator to lead our Out on the Shelves campaign.

Part-time; fixed-term contract over four months

Applicants may be based anywhere in Aotearoa New Zealand as long as they have good internet access and a space to work from, however applicants from Wellington are favoured.

 

As InsideOUT’s Out on the Shelves Coordinator you will have responsibility for coordinating and delivering our Out on the Shelves campaign. Out on the Shelves is an online resource that lists books with rainbow themes and characters, with the aim of supporting rainbow young people to find stories that represent their identities in positive and affirming ways.

Out on the Shelves is also an opportunity to create more visibility in our school and community libraries. Our campaign week is a chance for libraries to promote and build their rainbow collections, celebrate these stories and help connect rainbow young people with their stories and with each other.

The key responsibilities of this role are:

  • Overseeing the coordination and delivery of the project
  • Updating and developing the website through WordPress
  • Liaising with schools and libraries to promote the campaign week
  • Improving the campaign’s usefulness and relatability to Māori and other ethnic minorities
  • Leading the creation of informational guides for schools and libraries around topics such as rainbow representation in the curriculum
  • Working with youth volunteers to deliver the project
  • Regular reporting to our Managing Director
  • Gathering feedback and completing an evaluation report for the project

bookmarks-thumbnailWe are looking for someone with superb organising and communication skills (written and verbal). Knowledge and passion about rainbow literature and media would be an asset. The ideal applicant will be self-motivated with strong time management skills, proven experience planning and coordinating successful projects, and experience using WordPress or similar web development tools. Knowledge of the challenges faced by sexuality, sex, and gender minorities and cultural competency would be an advantage.

InsideOUT is a growing organisation that works to support youth, whānau, schools, community groups, youth services, government agencies and other relevant organisations to provide safer schools and communities for young people of minority sexualities, sexes and genders. More information about the organisation is available on our website: insideout.org.nz

This is a contract for up to 120 hours, spread across four months (April-July). Days and times worked are negotiable, but applicants would ideally have time to work between 5 to 20 hours per week (weekly hours will likely build up around the project campaign week in June). The successful applicant will be paid above the living wage.

Contact us to view a full job description. E-mail your CV, cover letter to tabby@insideout.org.nz by Sunday 24 March 2019 to apply.

Join us in Wellington Pride Festival 2019

InsideOUT are super excited for the Wellington Pride Festival coming up in March. Check out our events listed below, we hope you can come say hi!

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Walk with us in the Pride Hīkoi!

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This year Gender Minorities Aotearoa and InsideOUT are excited to invite YOU to walk together in the Pride Community Hīkoi! The hīkoi is Wellington’s community organised march, which is run by the community elected volunteer pride board Out Wellington, that also brings you the Wellington Pride Festival and Out in the Park/ Out in the Square.

”The Pride Hīkoi is a march for the youth and young at heart, with a goal of celebrating Wellington’s beautifully diverse community”

  • Where: Waitangi Park, along the waterfront, to Civic Square. The route is mobility accessible and all ages are welcome.
  • When: March 16th, 10am sharp

Please feel free to dress up large, and bring along your messages for your younger self, and we will write them down and turn them into a poster!

Out in the Park

  • Where: Civic Square, next to the Wellington City Library on Victoria Street, Wellington CBD
  • When: March 16th from 10.30am1

At 10am, we will take part in the community Pride hīkoi from Waitangi Park to Civic Square.

From 10.30am – 4pm InsideOUT and OuterSpaces will be hosting a youth hang out space at Out in the Park – come and chill, play some games, do some colouring-in, or pick up some resources and have a chat.

We will also be selling their ‘Challenge Transphobia/Biphobia/Homophobia’ t-shirts, cute tote bags and running a pop up ‘fabulous hair do’ fundraiser!

 

Who Wants To Be A Gayzillionaire?

March 8th, 5.30pm. Thistle Hall, Cuba Street51204945_1508586965940023_1213768594052087808_n

Join us for a fun night to test your knowledge on all things rainbow, from history to cinema. Come with a group of friends, your queer straight alliance/rainbow diversity group, or by yourself to compete for the title of Gayzillionaire and try to win some awesome prizes. Drinks, snacks and lots of fun provided!

This event is for young people in high-school, or those aged 12-19, and has been organised by young people too. You can totally come by yourself and we’ll help you find a team (unless you want to compete as yourself!)

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The event will take place upstairs at Thistle Hall – this is wheelchair accessible via lift. There are gender neutral bathrooms. There is usually street parking available outside.

Get in touch if transport is an issue for you.

 

 

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A Writing Workshop with Chris Tse and Gem Wilder

March 9th, 3pm, Toi Poneke Arts Center 

 

Are you a young LGBTQIA+ person under 25 who loves to get their thoughts down on paper?

Join acclaimed writers Chris Tse and Gem Wilder for a writing workshop hosted by OuterSpaces and InsideOUT to celebrate Pride in New Zealand’s capital city.

This free workshop at the start of Wellington Pride Festival will provide a safe space to explore queer themes and stories through conversation and writing exercises. Participants should come prepared to write and give feedback on others’ writing.

Chris Tse studied film and English literature at Victoria University of Wellington, where he also completed an MA in Creative Writing at the International Institute of Modern Letters.

His poetry, short fiction, and non-fiction has been widely published in numerous journals, magazines and anthologies, including Best New Zealand Poems, Sport, Turbine, Capital Magazine, The Spinoff, The New Zealand Listener, Landfall, Cha, Poetry NZ, Sweet Mammalian, Glitterwolf, Cordite Poetry Review, Ika, Cyphers, Poetry, and Mimicry.

 Gem Wilder is a Wellington writer. She has been published in Sport, Turbine, The Spinoff, Is It Bedtime Yet?, and The Sapling. She has read her work at The Dowse, Enjoy Gallery, Kava Club Chop Suey Hui, LitCrawl, and the Common Ground Community Arts Festival.

 This workshop is totally free, with drinks and snacks provided – so make sure to book your place through Eventfinda now to avoid disappointment! We hope to see you soon!

 

 

Creating Rainbow Inclusive Schools – Wellington

 10th March, 2.30pm, St Andrew’s on The Terrace51527993_1508592365939483_4078630858452369408_n

InsideOUT are hosting a workshop, funded by the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand, for anyone wanting to make changes in their school to create more inclusive environments for rainbow young people. This is a great chance to connect with other schools and learn from each other about creating safe environments. By working together to celebrate our rainbow diversity, we can prevent and stop homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in schools.

The workshop will focus on tips for starting and sustaining a rainbow diversity group or queer straight alliance, and is suitable for groups of all stages. We will also look at key initiatives and events your school can take part in throughout the year, like Pink Shirt Day, an annual bullying prevention campaign run by the Mental Health Foundation. We’ll explore the Pink Shirt Day tagline ‘Speak Up, Stand Together, Stop Bullying’ and give you practical ways to use it within your school. We’ll explore what you want to achieve in your school and help you set goals for the year ahead.

The workshop is open to both high-school students and school staff to attend. Contact hello@insideout.org.nz for further information or questions. The event is free to attend but please register at: http://www.insideout.org.nz/events

We’ll provide free resources and kai!

 

 

Being Supportive Parents, Friends and Whānau of Rainbow Youth

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March 11th, 6.30pm, War Memorial Library, Lower Hutt

Join InsideOUT for a workshop to help parents, friends and whānau better understand their LGBTQIA+ loved ones, as well as the wider rainbow community. Bring your questions!

 

 

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March 12th, 6.30pm, War Memorial Library, Lower Hutt
Join InsideOUT at the Hutt City Library for a chance to learn more about LGBTQIA+ history, both in Aotearoa New Zealand and around the world. This workshop is aimed at young people aged 12-24!

Disney Pride Youth Ball

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23rd March, 6-9:30pm, Te Papa
Tickets $15 via Eventfinda

Its time again to hold the annual Wellington Pride Youth Ball.

The Ball will be part of the Wellington Pride Festival on March 23rd 2019, hosted by young people and supported by older folk from the rainbow community.

For students who don’t conform to sexuality or gender norms the usual school balls are often unwelcoming – partners banned, dress codes enforced, unsafe environments. This is a ball run for youth, by youth – Which offers a safe and diverse alternative to high school balls where all attendees are encouraged to come how they are comfortable and with the people they want to.

This years theme is “Disney Magic” so feel free to jump on board and dress up for the theme. We will be turning the Te Marae space at Te Papa into a magical venue for this space, even including a few Disney themed performances by some of Wellingtons Drag stars.

We offer a “pay it forward” option on tickets so if you would like to sponsor tickets for any youth please contact us on the email below. If you are a young person wishing to receive a sponsored ticket please message InsideOUT.

This event is for young people 18 and under or those still in high-school and is completely alcohol and drug free.

For any questions or comments please contact Youth@wellingtonpride.com

UPR Submission from the Aotearoa NZ IDAHOBIT Day Coalition

Submission from the Aotearoa New Zealand IDAHOBIT Day Coalition

Last year, our coalition of community-based organisations created a report in preparation for a panel discussion with political parties on 17th May 2017. That date is referred to in Aotearoa New Zealand as the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersex discrimination, and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT). Our Aotearoa New Zealand IDAHOBIT Day Coalition’s 2017 report summarised longstanding concerns about the human rights issues that Rainbow communities face because of our sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or sex characteristics (SOGIESC).

This 2018 UPR submission updates that report and was written by individuals and groups that are members of that Aotearoa New Zealand IDAHOBIT Day Coalition. It highlights outstanding human rights issues faced by Rainbow communities, and the significant pressures that places on largely unfunded community organisations. This submission also benefited from significant input by other Rainbow organisations and allies, who contributed to the submission prior to giving their endorsement.

You can read or download the full submission here:

UPR Submission 2018 PDF

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InsideOUT’s Annual Report 2017-2018

Screen Shot 2018-09-03 at 2.49.29 PMInsideOUT is excited to release our annual report covering the period 1st April 2017-31st March 2018.

You can view or download the report as a PDF here: InsideOUT Annual Report 2017-2018

We’d like to acknowledge Josh Naus for designing our report.

InsideOUT is a volunteer based not for profit organisation, and as such funding is hard to come by, so our ongoing work relies on the generous donations and support of our community.

If you wish to make a one-off, or regular donation directly to our bank account, the details are:

InsideOUT Kōaro
06-0582-0362844-01
Or you can learn about other ways to donate here.

Tēnā koutou to all of our rainbow whānau, we couldn’t do it without you. Arohanui.

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Manawatu Schools Coordinator

Manawatu Schools Coordinator

Part-time; fixed-term (eleven months), Manawatu/Palmerston North based

InsideOUT is a national youth charity seeking a Manawatu Schools Coordinator for 16 hours a month (average four per week) to support our growing work in Manawatu and Horowhenua schools.

You will be responsible for managing and developing InsideOUT’s relationships with schools and school groups in Manawatu and Horowhenua (Palmerston North and all townships within the Manawatu and Horowhenua District Council boundaries, the role does not include Whanganui). You will be responsible for overseeing the delivery of a regional network for schools with rainbow diversity groups/queer-straight alliances, known as the Manawatu QSA Leadership Group.

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This will include planning and facilitating monthly meet-ups alongside volunteers and providing support to schools and school groups through resources, and advisement over phone, e-mail, and in-person as required. You will implement an evaluation system for the project and provide quarterly reports to the National Coordinator on the progress of the project.

 

InsideOUT is a growing organisation that works to support youth, whānau, schools, community groups, youth services, government agencies and other relevant organisations to provide safer schools and communities for young people of minority sexualities, genders and sex characteristics.

 

We are looking for someone with superb organisational and communication skills and outstanding knowledge of the challenges faced by sexual, sex, and gender minorities. Experience in facilitation and previous experience working with young people and schools is strongly desired. You are self-motivated with strong time management skills, and will work to uphold the vision and value of InsideOUT.  This includes a strong commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and a strengths based approach to youth work.

A restricted or full drivers license and own vehicle is desired for this position as the role will require travel within the Manawatu and Horowhenua regions and to and from Wellington from time to time, but is not essential. You must be comfortable working independently as the rest of our staff are Wellington-based, however there will be frequent contact available with our National Coordinator.  More information about the organisation is available on our website: http://www.insideout.org.nz/

This is an eleven month contract for 16 hours a month, with the possibility of either the hours or the term increasing. The successful applicant will be paid a living wage.

Contact us to view a full job description. E-mail your CV and cover letter to tabby@insideout.org.nz by 20/08/18 to apply.

 

Seeking Wellington Schools Coordinator

Wellington Schools Coordinator

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InsideOUT is a national youth charity seeking a Wellington Schools Coordinator for between seven to nine hours a week to support our growing work in Wellington schools.

You will also be responsible for managing and developing InsideOUT’s relationships with schools and school groups in Wellington and Wairarapa. You will be responsible for overseeing the delivery of a regional network for schools with rainbow diversity groups/queer-straight alliances, currently known as the Wellington QSA Leadership Group.
This will include planning and facilitating monthly meet-ups alongside volunteers and providing support to schools and school groups through resources, and advisement over phone, e-mail, and in-person as required. You will implement an evaluation system for the project and provide monthly reports to the National Coordinator on the progress of the project.

 

InsideOUT is a growing organisation that works to support youth, whānau, schools, community groups, youth services, government agencies and other relevant organisations to provide safer schools and communities for young people of minority sexualities, genders and sex characteristics.

 

We are looking for someone with superb organisational and communication skills and outstanding knowledge of the challenges faced by sexual, sex, and gender minorities. Experience in facilitation and previous experience working with young people and schools is strongly desired. You are self-motivated with strong time management skills, and will work to uphold the vision and values of InsideOUT. This includes a strong commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and a strengths based approach to youth work.  A restricted or full drivers license and own vehicle is required for this position as the role requires travel within Wellington and Wairarapa. More information about the organisation is available on our website: http://www.insideout.org.nz/

This is an eleven month contract for seven hours a week, with the possibility of either the hours or the term increasing. For the first two months in the role it will be nine hours per week to complete a project with a specific school.  Ideally you could start in the last week of August. The successful applicant will be paid a living wage.

Contact us to view a full job description. E-mail your CV and cover letter to tabby@insideout.org.nz by 14th August 2018 to apply.

 

Seeking Schools Coordinator Intern

Schools Coordinator Intern

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InsideOUT is a national youth charity seeking a Schools Coordinator Intern for ten hours a week to support our growing organisation. This position is unpaid and working hours are flexible.

You will be responsible for managing and developing InsideOUT’s relationships with schools and school groups around the country. You will be responsible for overseeing and supporting our national network for schools with rainbow diversity groups/queer-straight alliances.

This will include keeping our schools database up to date, and providing support to schools, students and school groups through distributing resources, and offering advisement over phone, e-mail, and in-person as required. You will also produce a monthly informative and advisory newsletter to these groups and support InsideOUT to engage schools with national campaigns such as the Day of Silence and develop new resources. There will be flexibility to support other parts of InsideOUT’s work based on your skills and interest.

InsideOUT is a growing organisation that works to support youth, whānau, schools, community groups, youth services, government agencies and other relevant organisations to provide safer schools and communities for young people of minority sexualities, genders and sex characteristics.

We are looking for someone with superb networking and communication skills and outstanding knowledge of the challenges faced by sexual, sex, and gender minorities. Experience in the following areas would be an advantage: design, communications, project management, working with schools.
You are self-motivated with strong time management skills, and will work to uphold the vision and mission of InsideOUT. More information about the organisation is available on our website: http://www.insideout.org.nz/

Due to funding restraints this is initially an unpaid intern position for ten hours a week, with the possibility of this turning into a paid position at a later point for the right applicant. The successful applicant will receive reimbursement for any reasonable expenses eg. transport and will have access to free professional development opportunities, mentoring from our National Coordinator, and the opportunity to gain work experience in one of New Zealand’s leading youth charities. You will be eligible for written or phone references from InsideOUT and we are happy to support you to count your hours to volunteering programmes such as VicPlus, or a relevant qualification if appropriate.

Contact us to view a full job description. E-mail your CV and cover letter to tabby@insideout.org.nz by 08/02/18.

 

Seeking Wellington Schools Coordinator

Wellington Schools Coordinator

Part-time; fixed-term (seven months), Wellington-based.12282783_1252664694749028_531932527_n

InsideOUT is a national youth charity seeking a Wellington Schools Coordinator for seven hours a week from February-August, to support our growing work in Wellington schools.

You will also be responsible for managing and developing InsideOUT’s relationships with schools and school groups in Wellington. You will be responsible for overseeing the delivery of a regional network for schools with rainbow diversity groups/queer-straight alliances, currently known as the Wellington QSA Leadership Group.

This will include planning and facilitating monthly meet-ups alongside volunteers and providing support to schools and school groups through resources, and advisement over phone, e-mail, and in-person as required. You will implement an evaluation system for the project and provide monthly reports to the National Coordinator on the progress of the project.

InsideOUT is a growing organisation that works to support youth, whānau, schools, community groups, youth services, government agencies and other relevant organisations to provide safer schools and communities for young people of diverse sexualities, sexes and genders. In the last year we have experienced significant growth of our initiatives such as the nationwide awareness campaign ‘Day of Silence’, our annual youth hui Shift, and our support of schools’ rainbow diversity and Queer Straight Alliance groups.

We are looking for someone with superb organisational and communication skills and outstanding knowledge of the challenges faced by sexual, sex, and gender minorities. Experience in facilitation and previous experience working with young people and schools is strongly desired. You are self-motivated with strong time management skills, and will work to uphold the vision and mission of InsideOUT. More information about the organisation is available on our website: http://www.insideout.org.nz/

Initially this is a seven-month contract for seven hours a week, with the possibility of this being extended. The successful applicant will be paid the living wage. Hours of work are flexible, with the exception of one Sunday afternoon per month.
Contact us to view a full job description. E-mail your CV and cover letter to tabby@insideout.org.nz by 02/01/17 to apply.