Hi! Quick question: Are you looking for help, or looking to help? The good news: we’re prepared for both.

I’m looking FOR help. I’m looking TO help.

Are you, or is someone you know, in crisis? If so, we cannot help, but we know someone who can. Trevor Hotline: “If you’re thinking about suicide, you deserve immediate help.” Call 1-866-488-7386 or text “TREVOR” to 1-202-304-1200. Trans Lifeline: “A peer support service run by trans people, for trans and questioning callers.” Call 877-565-8860 (United States) or 877-330-6366 (Canada)

If You’re Looking FOR Help…

We created The Safe Zone Project, and all the resources here, for you. We exist to help. We just need to know what you need.

Below are some ways we commonly get asked to help. Scroll through, click links, and see if what you’re looking for is there. If it’s not, please contact us. We might not be able to help, but we’re happy to tell you that (so it never hurts to ask), and we can usually refer you to someone who can.

Using this Site

We have a whole page dedicated to this, but here’s the short version: this site works best if you have a modern browser, is optimized for a laptop size screen (but should totally work on phones and tablets), and it pairs well with a Google Drive account.

If you’re not sure what you’re allowed to use, or if you can customize a resource here for _______ purpose, here’s our permission up front: you can.

Everything we’ve created here is uncopyrighted, and yours to use, customize, tailor, tweak, and improve — for free. 

Rolling out a Safe Zone Program

Are you here because you’re looking for help launching a Safe Zone program in your community, organization, or campus? Amazing. We’ve got your back.

Head over to the “Teach” page. There we have a lot of what you need — curriculum, Train-the-Trainer resources, activities, training resources, and more — all grouped together for your convenience.

If You’re Looking TO Help…

You want to help us?! Dang. That’s really sweet of you, and we’d love to take you up on it!

We’re a tiny team of two (three if you count Sam’s puppy, which we do), plus an intern when we have one, so there’s always need, and there’s plenty to do.

So, what kind of help are you looking to provide? For all of the following, email us what you’ve got ([email protected]) and we’ll get back to you with next steps.

Submit a Resource

Are you a Sexuality/Gender/Safe Zone Educator yourself and willing to lend a hand to this resource?Have an activity that you use to explain some aspect of gender or sexuality that you’d like to share? Or an answer to an FAQ? Or maybe an idea for a helpful LGBTQ+ resource? Send it our way and we can post it on the site and feature you as a contributing author!

What we’re tying to say is if you want to contribute creatively, the Safe Zone Project is your oyster.

Share your Curriculum Modifications

With over 25,000 people using our curriculum, we know there are folks out there tweaking, hacking, and modifying it to their needs, and we love that. If you have made changes to the SZP curriculum — whether it be within the activities, schedule, or by adding something new of your own — we’d love to know! Share your improvements with us and we’ll share it on the site so others can learn from your learning and keep evolving and improving the materials!

Become an Intern

We have three internship terms throughout the year (Fall, Spring, and Summer) and room for one intern during each term. Read all about it on the Safe Zone Project Internship Program page. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Fix broken things

Are you hoping to help us squash bugs, fix typos, and repair other broken things around the online resource?

Our Foundational Curriculum alone is over 20,000 words. And we have hundreds of other things here — blog posts, activities, FAQs, courses — that we’re always trying to update, maintain, and improve.

AKA: Typo City.

If you see something, say something. Reach out on the contact page, or just send us an email ([email protected]).

Donate Dollars

If you’re short on time, or your skills don’t perfectly align with what we’re doing here, but you have the economic means to support our mission, here are the main ways we’re open to this:

  1. Donate a Month of Hosting ($115), and help us keep this resource online and free for others
  2. Donate a Scholarship for an Online Course ($79), and help provide access for someone else who wants to learn, but is unable to pay for a course
  3. Contribute an amount of your choosing by making a one-time, or recurring donation

A really important note: we are not a 501(c)(3) non-profit (we’re legally part of the hues global justice collective, which is a US-based LLC), so donations are not tax deductible.