Why Volunteer?

Springboard your professional development by gaining valuable experience as part of a national non-profit in a functional area you are looking to grow your skills in. We are here to develop you, even if you have little experience.
Make an impact in our organization and the community we serve! We are growing and evolving very quickly, so there is lots of opportunity to make a difference.
Build your network with friendly and supportive LGBT students and professionals that are eager to support and mentor each other.

Open Positions by Team

To apply for a role, please email your resume and the positions of interest to human.resources@startproud.org

Start Out Conference

VP, Start Out Conference

As the Vice President of the Start Out Conference you are responsible for the successful planning and execution of one of Start Proud’s Flagship events.
This conference is the annual focal point for the LGBTQ+ student community and our corporate sponsors. This is a high commitment position but is also high-profile and a rewarding one. You will have support from your team and the rest of the organization, but you are the one who is ultimately responsible for ensuring the success of the conference

AVP, Start Out Conference

As the Associate Vice President of the Start Out Conference you serve in a general executive role for the Start Out Conference supporting the VP in any additional tasks that need to be done. This could include sourcing speakers and workshop topics with the Associate, Content. This is a general role that is good for people who want to take on a larger role in the organization but aren’t ready to commit to the demands of a VP level position. Due to the conference wide visibility of the role it serves as a successor role to the VP.

Associate, Start Out Content

As Associate, Content Development your role is to develop the Start Out Conference program to ensure that it stays relevant and interesting to our student delegates. In this role you are also tasked with ensuring that the content is appropriately reflective of the needs of Business, Law, and Engineering/STEM students.

Associate, Case Competition

As Associate, Case Competition you will be responsible for the successful development, planning and execution of the Case Competition taking place during the Start Out Conference.

Leaders to be Proud Of

Associate, L2BPO Logistics

You will coordinate all details of the awards reception, which this year will be a hybrid format including a small in person aspect and as well as online. Every detail must be considered for a high-profile event such as this and we must be continuously seeking ways to make the evening a memorable one.

Associate, L2BPO Communications

You will coordinate guest and VIP communications, which will include careful management of awards nominations, invitations, RSVPs, and professionally handling support requests from our guests. You will also support efforts in public relations and the recruitment of nominees.

Toronto Events

VP, Toronto Events

As Vice President, Toronto Events you are responsible for the planning and successful execution of Start Proud’s Year-Round events. Including but not limited to Monthly Socials, Quarterly Women’s Events, and industry specific events, this works out to approximately 12 events per year that you will be responsible for planning.

Associate, Toronto Events

As Associate, Toronto Events you are responsible for assisting the Vice President in planning and successfully executing on Start Proud’s Year-Round events.


Associate, Content & Strategy

Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram are your domain. Typing out captivating copy is your secret superpower.
As an Associate, Content & Strategy, you will be responsible for managing all social media channels on behalf of Start Proud and managing our mailing lists. This involves working with portfolio heads, VP and Manager, Content & Strategy to write copy according to the marketing plan for these events that drives attendances and increases awareness of our events and organization.

Associate, Student Outreach

As Associate, Student Outreach you are responsible for our campus outreach strategy across Canada and maintaining relationships with campus clubs and staff on behalf of Start Proud in order to further promote our events and initiatives.

Web & Data

Manager, Data & Analytics

As the Manager, Data & Analytics, you will take a leading role in the design and successful implementation of core enterprise data infrastructure, providing sound data analysis to facilitate strategic decision making, and contributing to the design, development & execution of surveys.

Associate, Data & Analytics

As the associate, Data & Analytics, you are responsible for assisting the Manager in the design and successful implementation of core enterprise data infrastructure, providing sound data analysis to facilitate strategic decision making, and contributing to the design, development & execution of surveys.


Relationship Manager

As a Relationship Manager you are responsible working with legacy client relationship to renew their involvement for future events and conference, finding ways to upsell sponsors on mutually beneficial sponsorship opportunities, and working to bring in new sponsors into the organizations.

I have had the privilege to work closely with corporate sponsors who are diversity champions as well as a cross-functional team of incredible people who are there to help me grow. Through various OOBS initiatives & team socials I have built great friendships and met many amazing career/life mentors. It's truly a rewarding experience and I would recommend any LGBTQ+ & Ally students seeking learning & leadership opportunities to apply and become a OOBS volunteer!

Amy Yu, Undergraduate CommerceAssociate Women's Events '16

My experience working with Out On Bay Street has been equally fun and rewarding. I attribute landing a competitive job out of business school directly to the network, skills and confidence I was able to gain through my involvement.

Tony Giannopolous, MBAVP Student Outreach '16, Associate Student Outreach '15

Taking on a leadership role within OOBS has allowed me to gain exposure to other functional groups within the organization. I became more self-aware of the skills and value that I brought to the table, and this in turn has allowed me to gain more insight into the direction I wanted to take in my own professional career. Together, we creatively find solutions to help give Canadian LGBTQ students the tools for success. If this is a cause you feel passionate about, I would strongly recommend volunteering with us!

Julian Liao, Masters Financial EconomicsVP Marketing '16, Toronto Initiatives Lead '15, Associate Marketing '14