Volunteer with Us

Come as you are. Make a difference.
Sign up as an OUT Georgia Volunteer.

OUT Georgia Business Alliance leans on dedicated volunteers to bring the OUT Georgia Experience to life at every stage.

From setting up an event and scoring Impact Fund grant applications to coordinating our Academy workshops and serving as an OUT Georgia Ambassador, volunteers play a critical role in the chamber’s work to represent and advance Georgia’s LGBTQIA+ business community.

Just like OUT Georgia’s Membership, we welcome volunteers from all backgrounds and experiences, including LGBTQIA+ Georgians and our allies with intersectional or underrepresented identities, which may include:

  • Historically underrepresented and disenfranchised communities (e.g. Black, Indigenous, AAPI, Latinx, disability, Transgender, etc.);
  • Individuals or communities impacted by socioeconomic and cultural barriers (e.g. poor and rural communities, HIV/AIDS-related stigma, etc.); and
  • Individuals or communities impacted by systems of oppression (e.g. justice, prison, policing, housing, access to healthcare, etc.).

Expectation: OUT Georgia’s Volunteers are expected to attend a general volunteer orientation,  a project / event training session, and then invest approximately 2-3 hours per month on volunteer activities.  

AMBASSADORS: OUT Georgia Ambassadors are current Members that go beyond the standard volunteer expectations to serve on the front lines of advancing Georgia’s LGBTQIA+ Chamber of Commerce by:

  • Promoting OUT Georgia’s mission, events, and programs;
  • Engaging with prospective, new, and renewing Members and their businesses;
  • Sharing and creating stories that lift up Member organizations;
  • Helping OUT Georgia during live and virtual events;
  • Assisting with new LGBT-owned Business Enterprise certification; and
  • Shaping how OUT Georgia better represents and serves its diverse community of LGBTQ+ and ally businesses, nonprofits, professionals, and entrepreneurs.

In addition to initial training, Ambassadors will meet once monthly with the organization’s staff and should expect to volunteer about 4-6 hours per month on the above activities.

About OUT Georgia Business Alliance

Georgia’s LGBTQIA+ Chamber of Commerce

Established in 1994, OUT Georgia proudly serves as the business voice of Georgia’s LGBTQIA+ community, representing a diverse network of small business, nonprofit, and corporate members united in advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and belonging in the workplace and in Georgia’s economy.

We are proud to serve as a connector across the Peach State, with a focus on economic empowerment, certification and contracting, and business development programming.

OUT Georgia is a Federation Member of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the exclusive Statewide Affiliate of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), and the state’s LGBTQIA+ economic and small business development leader.