If you feel a sense of commitment to the mission of North Star and think you can constructively contribute in the environment described, please apply to volunteer with us by filling out and submitting the application form below.
This helps us assess how volunteers may be able to help with current and future North Star projects. We hold the information you provide in strict and complete confidentiality and will not make it available to anyone outside of North Star’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee.
Information on the Volunteer Email Listserve
Once you’ve filled out your application, in addition to being contacted by a volunteer coordinator to assess where you might best fit, you’ll be added to an email listserve we’ve set up for the purpose of general communication among all North Star volunteers. While this forum has been more or less active depending on the season and the nature of the projects we’ve been engaged in, the purpose of this list is to:
- Discuss ways to develop North Star as an organization and to further its mission, such as website content and development, educational and promotional materials, activities and events planning, and other ways to strengthen and educate members of the Church relative to homosexuality and gender identity concerns.
- Help and support those who are committed to the Church in strengthening and educating Church members, leaders, and others, and to find more effective ways of doing so. For instance, someone dealing with relatives or ward members struggling to understand or respond compassionately to these issues; individuals trying to explain the Church’s position to those subscribing to secular or culturally “gay-affirming” perspectives; those who manage Church-supportive websites.
- Provide help and support for students, educators, therapists, and others who are engaged in assisting Church members and others to find resolution with their homosexual attractions, when those areas overlap with the mission and purpose of North Star.
Members of the list may openly discuss scientific or other literature describing theories regarding the development of homosexual orientation or healthful ways of helping members to respond to their feelings. Members may also openly discuss gay-affirmative or anti-Mormon literature and assertions, along with methods of dealing with them. We also discuss ways in which we can increasingly improve North Star and the resources it provides.