Open call

Become an IGLYO Board Member May-October 2023!

Application deadline:
19 March 2023

Our Board is looking for a 9th Member!

IGLYO — The International LGBTQI Youth & Student Organisation is the world’s largest LGBTQI Youth and Student member-based organisation, counting more than 100 Member Organisations in over 40 countries across the Council of Europe Region. IGLYO aims to advance the rights of LGBTQI young people, fight for equality and inclusion, and empower LGBTQI youth voices through international training and events, thematic research and advocacy campaigns, online tools and resources, networking activities, and more. You can learn more about IGLYO on

The Board of IGLYO is hoping to co-opt one new Board Member with proven experience in Racial Justice or other rights movements intersectional with LGBTQI rights who will serve from April to October 2023. This new Board Member would then be eligible to run for re-election for the next three years in the General Assembly in October 2023.

Application for this call closed on Sunday 19 March 2023 at 23:59 CET.

What is the IGLYO Board?

The IGLYO Board consists of a dynamic and dedicated team of 9 young volunteers legally mandated by the organisation’s General Assembly to oversee the governance of the organisation, represent its membership, and lead and contribute to the strategic direction of the network in collaboration with the Secretariat.

Being an IGLYO Board Member is an unpaid legal position, and an important one: All Board Members share legal ownership of the organisation. You can meet current IGLYO Board Members here.

To help them in their role, IGLYO Board Members are supported by a Governance Team, who provides them and the Secretariat with guidance on several topics such as budgets, work plans, human resources and opportunities.

Who can apply?

The Board Member role speaks to you? You can apply if you meet the following requirements:

  • Be between 18 and 30 years old at the time of application;
  • Agree to represent IGLYO as a Board member, fulfilling all required governance duties;
  • Be officially nominated by a Member Organisation of IGLYO (see full list here)
  • While you must be nominated by a Member Organisation of IGLYO, you do not have to be a staff or volunteer of this organisation
  • The organisation by which you are nominated cannot be located in Ireland, Greece, Slovenia, Iceland, Armenia, France, Portugal or Romania. This is because we already have representation from these countries on the Board, and the IGLYO Statutes stipulate that each country may only be represented once on the Board.
  • Be able to travel and attend Board Meetings with the Secretariat at least once every three months (all travel and subsistence costs will be covered by IGLYO).  
  • Be able to work in English, remotely, and online.
  • Have proven experience in Racial Justice or other rights movements intersectional with LGBTQI rights

​IGLYO particularly welcomes applications from underrepresented groups and communities such as young women, trans youth (including non-binary), intersex youth, young people from Black communities, other communities of colour and ethnic minorities, refugees/migrants, sex workers, disabled youth (including neurodivergent youth), young people living with HIV, and fat young people.

What would my duties be?

The role of a Board Member in IGLYO involves:

  • Overseeing the governance of the organisation including, but not limited to, reviewing financial documents and budgets, reviewing policies, and legally representing the organisation before local authorities;
  • Leading and contributing to the strategic direction of the network;
  • Being a spokesperson for LGBTQI youth across Europe.

Why should I apply?

Being part of the IGLYO Board is an exciting adventure on the human level wherein you’ll contribute as much as you will learn. If elected as a Board Member of IGLYO, you will notably:

  • Get a unique opportunity to work at the forefront of LGBTQI youth and student activism internationally;
  • Collaborate with a motivated and inspiring team;
  • Help to build capacities of our Member Organisations and young LGBTQI activists;
  • Expand your knowledge and grow on the personal and professional level.

The list doesn’t stop there; the more invested you are, the more you’ll get out of your mandate!

What is the time commitment?

The new Board Member will serve from April to October 2023, and will then be eligible to run for re-election for the next three years in the General Assembly in October 2023. In-person Board meetings are organised with the Secretariat once every three months, with travel and accommodation costs covered by IGLYO. In addition, Board Members meet bimonthly online, including once with the Executive Director, who reports to them on updates from the Secretariat.

How do I apply?

Application for this call closed on Sunday 19 March 2023 at 23:59 CET.

Please note that, in the form, you will notably be asked which IGLYO Member Organisation nominated you, as well as to provide your motivation to join the Board (max 300 words) and the experience and expertise you would bring to this position (max 300 words). The application shouldn’t take you more than 20 minutes to complete!

What happens next?

You’ve read the call and filled in the application? Great, you’re done with your part! After the application deadline, the IGLYO Board will carefully read all the applications and contact the selected candidate. We will contact you with the next steps by the end of March, so make sure to check your emails!

Questions and contact

For any questions, please contact our Engagement Officer Petra Tomašić at


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