Explore jobs and volunteer opportunities for LGBTQ Iowans

One Iowa provides a list of external and internal jobs and opportunities for LGBTQ Iowans and allies. Inclusion on our website does not warrant or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or outcome. You must fully vet each resource and ensure it’s still relevant and any deadlines haven’t passed.

Jobs & Committees

The Project of Primary Healthcare

Prevention specialist
Case Manager

Volunteer Opportunities

Survey Participants & Seeking LGBTQ+ Help

University of Louisville conducting a research study to learn about the COVID-19 vaccination intentions of LGBTQ+ people.
To be eligible for the study, you must:
• Identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer (LGBTQ+) • Be 18 years old or older
• Have a 12th-grade education or less
• Have not been vaccinated for COVID-19
• Have internet access and a computer or tablet
• Be willing to participate in a focus group discussion
Your participation would involve completing a questionnaire and taking part in an online focus group lasting approximately 90 minutes. You will be provided a $40 Amazon gift card for your time.
To learn more or to sign up to participate, please visit: https://louisville.edu/sphis/research/covid-19-vaccine-focus-group-study
Dr. Ryan Combs (PI), Assistant Professor, Health Promotion
and Behavioral Sciences at [email protected] or
Dr. Diane Zero (Study Coordinator) at [email protected]

Gay men 50+ needed for survey 
The study consists of an online brief confidential survey that takes approximately 15 – 20 minutes. Topics on the survey explore sexual satisfaction, aging, and health among gay men 50 or older that reside in the Midwest. Interested participants must email [email protected] to receive their unique secure confidential link. For those that do take the survey.

Filmmaker looking for participants for a documentary about LGBTQ families in Midwest. 

We Are Here,” a documentary about LGBTQ families in the Midwest, is looking for families to share their stories and the current challenges/discrimination they may face.

If you’re interested in participating (or know someone who might be), you can start by filling out the short survey at this link.

The University of Iowa seeks volunteers for a queer and trans-led research study.

A queer and trans-led research study to improve care for those seeking GenderAffirming Hormone Therapy (GAHT). There is a lack of research about the genitourinary changes people may experience while on GAHT. This information is crucial for doctors to know so that they can better serve gender-expansive communities.


  • You are 18 or older.
  • You identify as transgender and/or non-binary or consider these labels part of your experience.
  • You have ever been on or are planning to start gender-affirming hormone therapy (GAHT) in the future.

Interested? Contact [email protected].

Project PASSION seeking LGBTQ volunteers for a study on intimate relationships for LGBTQ+ people

We know that when people have healthy intimate relationships, their overall mental and physical health is good as well.  Our primary goal is to conduct research that gives back to the LGBTQ+ community.  Indeed, we hope that this information can be used to develop culturally sensitive recommendations and programs to promote healthy intimate relationships for LGBTQ+ people.

Thus, in our project, we want to learn more about what can lead to healthy, and unhealthy, intimate relationships for LGBTQ+ people.  Our project focuses on factors that lead to negative health outcomes as well as factors that promote resilience. We are seeking participants for a study that is completed entirely online.

Who is a good fit for the study? The study may be a good fit for someone if:

  • They and their partner are both 21 years or older
  • They identify as LGBTQ+ and are in a relationship
  • They currently drink alcohol (i.e., they are not in recovery)
  • People of all genders and sexual orientations are welcome

What would happen if someone enrolls in the study? We invite all interested people to call or visit our webpage to learn more (see contact information below). Each partner will earn a minimum of $40 for completing questionnaires and meeting with our research staff for a video call (2 hours). Each partner can also earn up to an additional $145 for completing all online surveys (Study 2).

Our team is very excited about this project.  We believe that it can provide much-needed data that will ultimately help to promote healthier intimate relationships for LGBTQ+ people, which again is one of the most important predictors of a person’s general physical and mental health.

Contact Information: To take part in either research study or for more information, please contact us at:

University of Iowa Transgender/Non-binary Group Therapy Research Study 

Cara Solness, Counseling Psychology Doctoral Trainee in the Department of Psychological and Quantitative Foundations at the University of Iowa invites adults who identify as transgender or non-binary to participate in a group therapy research study. Due to COVID safety precautions, this group will be conducted by telehealth. Who can be part of this study? Individuals who identify as transgender or non-binary who:

  • Are 18 year of age or older
  • Have access to the internet and email
  • Are able to commit to 12 weeks of group therapy and 6 questionnaire time points both before and after the group

Participants in this study will be paid up to $100 depending on how many surveys are completed. The 12 weeks of group therapy are provided at no cost. If someone you know meets the above criteria, please share this information with them.

This study seeks to recruit 9 participants. Interested participants should contact the research team at the e-mail or phone number below for more information and to complete our eligibility screening. Interested participants will be contacted by a research team member for initial screening and to set a date for an interview with the group therapy facilitator.

Email: [email protected] Phone: 319-440-2119

Grants & Funding for LGBTQ Folks

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