Board of Directors
BAGLY’s Board of Directors is made up of both youth and adults, and it serves as the governing body of the organization. The Board is responsible for the overall mission and vision of BAGLY, including its fiscal, legal, fund development, and programmatic direction and strategic planning.
The Board is committed to ensuring that its members represent the diversity of greater Boston’s population, particularly the LGBTQ youth communities whom it serves. BAGLY’s priority populations include youth of color, transgender youth and youth from low-income backgrounds, and the Board is actively recruiting members who reflect this experience and commitment.
Do you have a passion for BAGLY’s mission and vision? Are you interested in a rewarding service opportunity? Do you want to help BAGLY in a significant way with your time? Then we would love to talk to you!
If you are interested in joining BAGLY’s Board (or one of its committees), please contact us for further information and an application.
Our Adult Advisors are volunteers who make a difference in the lives of BAGLY’s LGBTQ+ youth. They provide support for program staff and our Youth Leadership Committee in carrying out BAGLY’s weekly Wednesday night programming. Adult Advisors also provide informal support, advising, and referrals for youth.
BAGLY Adult Advisors are mature, responsible, patient, enthusiastic, and flexible. They are also committed to:
BAGLY’s mission, vision, guiding principles, and core values
Youth leadership and youth development, as well as the diversity of youth experience and backgrounds
Social justice and building anti-oppressive environments for LGBTQ+ youth
Non-judgmental, sex-positive information
BAGLY Adult Advisors commit to:
Serving as an adult advisor for at least one year (pending outcome of a three month review with staff)
Attending at least two Wednesday night programs per month (arriving between 5 and 6pm, staying until 9pm)
Attending all quarterly Adult Program Development Meetings
Attending at least 2 BAGLY events (Halloween Party, Winter Party, BAGLY prom, etc.) per year
How To Apply
To apply to be an adult advisor, you must be at least 25 years old and should have some previous experience working with either LGBTQ youth or other youth populations. All applicants must:
Submit an application
Complete a screening interview with program staff
Agree to be screened based on criminal offense record information (a CORI check)
Complete 9 hours of observation (attending the entirety of three evening programming), and
Interview with current adult advisors and youth leaders.
Following approval by the youth leaders, staff, and current advisors, applicants are expected to follow up with 12 hours of orientation/shadow time with youth and adult supervision. If you can do all that please fill out an adult advisor application below:
Start on the road to employment with a cause! Intern with BAGLY and help us fight for social justice, LGBTQ youth rights, and more.
For over thirty years, BAGLY’s weekly programing and annual social events have provided safe, supportive, non-exploitative, and culturally competent spaces where LGBTQ youth can access social support and clinical services, and develop leadership skills while building a community. Over 3,000 youth ages 22 and under who are LGBTQ or questioning their sexual/gender identity participate in BAGLY’s Boston based programming every year.
Those interested in interning with BAGLY should send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org Please be sure to include the title of the internship you are applying for in the subject line. Your application will be reviewed and then passed on to the appropriate staff person. All internships are unpaid; however interns gain experience working in New England’s oldest LGBTQ youth organization, in areas of marketing, development, web applications, and advocacy.
What we look for in Interns:
Commitment to BAGLY’s mission, vision, and guiding principles
Commitment to youth leadership and youth development, as well as the diversity of youth experience and backgrounds
Experience, or a desire to work, in a social justice framework, and building anti-oppressive environments for LGBTQ youth
Experience, and interest in LGBTQ topics
Commitment to non-judgmental, sex-positive information and messages, and working within a harm reduction framework
Office skills and/or some experience in working with Microsoft or Mac applications
Internships are available in the following areas:
Social Media Intern
BAGLY’ s Social Media Intern will be responsible for updating BAGLY’s blog, the BAGLY Beat, as well as coordinating all of BAGLY’s social media platforms. This will include maintaining current platforms, as well as finding new and innovative ways to engage communities through social media, recruiting bloggers for the BAGLY Beat, and helping to develop social media marketing campaigns for events and programming.
Preferred Skills and Experience:
Strong design experience/ability
Familiarity with Microsoft applications, Adobe, and/or Photoshop
Strong experience with Social Media and Outreach
Excellent writing and editing skills
Strong attention to detail
Demonstrates initiative and strong motivation
Awareness and attention to relevant current events and issues
Database Entry and Management Intern
The Database Entry and Management Intern will be responsible for maintaining BAGLY’s contact lists, mailing lists, and other forms of archived information. This position will require maintaining BAGLY’s current database, as well as managing new information.
This position will allow for individuals to gain experience with Salesforce CRM, Constant Contact, Survey Monkey, and other multimedia platforms that are integral in today’s non-profit and marketing community. Opportunities for skills development will may also be offered via webinars, local conferences, and networking events.
Preferred Skills and Experience:
Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel
Experience in Data Entry
Demonstrates strong organizational and task oriented skills
Willingness to learn
Excellent attention to detail
Excellent communication skills
Familiarity with Salesforce preferred but not required
Interns in this position will be responsible for researching prospective funding opportunities, organizing past grant applications, and helping to maintain contact with current, past, and future funding institutions. Individuals in this position will be expected to help with mailings, research fundraising strategies, and manage an organized database of potential fundraising opportunities.
Preferred Skills and Experience:
Knowledge of grant writing/research
Familiarity or interest in fundraising and/or research
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Demonstrates strategic and creative thinking
Excellent written and oral skills
Strong data maintenance and management
The Events Intern will be responsible for working with the Development and Marketing team on research, sponsorships, outreach, and management of event production and advertisement. This internship requires individuals willing to think critically and creatively in the process of producing and planning events, gaining sponsorships, and engaging the community. Duties under this internship will involve mailings, printing marketing materials, as well as keeping an organized database of potential sponsorships, donors, and other production needs.
Preferred Skills and Experience:
Familiarity with Microsoft applications
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Strong social skills and initiative
Experience with organizing, event production, or marketing
Excellent time-management skills
Please send application and resumes to Katie at email@example.com. For questions or for more information please contact Robson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Throughout the year, BAGLY puts on several high-profile fundraising events, each of which relies on the time and energy of generous volunteers from the community. To fund BAGLY’s programs effectively, keeping the costs of these events as low as possible is a leading goal of every event we organize. Volunteering at a BAGLY fundraising event is a great way for motivated individuals to support BAGLY beyond financial support. Volunteer opportunities include:
Coat check attendants
Auction item procurement
To join BAGLY’s volunteer contact list or for more information about volunteer opportunities, please contact Narong.
Plan Your Own Fundraiser
Many people, organizations, businesses and social groups selflessly take it upon themselves to plan, organize and manage independent fundraisers to support BAGLY. Past examples of these fundraisers include the “Race for the Tiara” sponsored and planned by the Cambridge Boston Volleyball Association (CVBA) and the Boston Guerilla Queer Bar’s monthly bar takeover.
We encourage anyone interested in planning an independent fundraiser to do so!
Some ideas for independent fundraisers are:
Small house parties hosted by current donors
“In lieu of flowers/gifts” for weddings, funerals, memorial services, etc.
Office Holiday Parties
Of course you don’t have to limit yourself to the ideas presented here. We at BAGLY are happy to sit down and discuss the details of your fundraiser and help you plan the details, invite our network and offer suggestions.
For more information or help planning your own BAGLY Fundraiser, please contact Kurtlan Massarsky.
Since BAGLY was founded in 1980, over 30,000 young people have participated in our programs, events and activities. From founding youth members who are now in their early 50’s to current youth members who are just turning 23, the Alumni of BAGLY are over 30,000 strong!
BAGLY alumni come from all walks of life, represent all identities, communities and experiences, and live all over the world. And some of them are working right here at BAGLY as staff members, providing financial support as donors, and/or volunteering their time as board members, adult advisors or event chaperones!
If you are a BAGLY alum and are interested in staying in touch, networking with other alums, volunteering and/or joining one of our giving circles, please contact us for more information about BAGLY’s Alumni Association.