In the past few months, we have been witness to GayYA’s explosion. It’s been amazing and incredible and shocking and in all honesty, we were not at all prepared for it! This started as a fun side project to bring together some people, and has grown into something we’re incredibly passionate about that has a chance to really make a difference in the world.

Right now, we’re so busy scrambling to cover all of our bases that we’re not able to get to everything that needs to be done done. As a result, a lot of cool projects are slipping through the cracks. We’re looking to gather a small group of dedicated volunteers to help us with some small but essential tasks. Then we can continue tackling the big picture, and get more cool things like the book club, interviews, and discussions going. (And hopefully, pull less of our hair out in the process!)

Things that would be awesome, but are by no means required: graphic design, knowledge of coding, knowledge of rafflecopter, experience editing, experience with wordpress.

If you have one of these, please include an example of something you’ve worked on or created, and/or a brief summary of your experience.

Everything else is fairly simple, and just requires a bit of time. We’ll probably be capping our number at five for now, so please contact us within the week (by 10/20) if you’re interested. If selected, you will be expected to help us on average with one small thing every week, whether it’s updating the blogroll, setting up a giveaway, or adding some titles to our book list wiki. If you want to do more, that’s fine! And if there are some weeks when you’re not available, that’s OK too.

If you’re interested and think you might be a good fit, please email victoria@gayya.org with a little bit about yourself and why you’re interested in volunteering.

UPDATE: Wow! We have gotten an absolutely incredible response to this! We never thought that so many people would be interested in helping us! We now have a few new graphic designers, two editors, and a bunch of people helping us with day-to-day things. Because of the enormity of the response, we will be extending this until 11/8, and looking for: 


Critical Readers well-versed in a least one problematic thing like racism or ableism

“On-call” volunteers who are up for helping out with random things that crop up

Audio-Editor who can edit our monthly interviews