We Are Closed In Observance Of Juneteenth

 

The DC Center will be closed on June 19, 2020 in observance of Juneteenth

and

to support the #StrikeForBlackLives. #BlackLivesMatter

If you are facing a life threatening situation or seeking immediate care:

DC Mobile Crisis: 202-673-9300
DC Shelter Hotline: 202.399.7093 or 311
Maryland Mobile Crisis: 240-777-4000
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255
Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860
LGBTQ under 25: Trevor Lifeline: 866-488-7386
LGBTQ National Help Center (all ages – various lines/hours): 888-843-4564 www.glbthotline.org

 

Red Cross Volunteer Recruitment – Virtual Spanish Open House – 6.10.2020

Convierta la compasión en acción!
Acompáñenos en una jornada de puertas abiertas de reclutamiento virtual el 10 de junio de 5:30-6:30pm
¡AHORA es el momento perfecto para UNIRSE A NOSOTROS … ENTRENARSE … y PREPARARSE para ayudar a su comunidad local!
¡Venga a escuchar, a aprender y a hacer sus preguntas! La jornada de puertas abiertas se llevará a cabo a través de la aplicación Microsoft Teams. ¡Puede acompañarnos desde su teléfono o computadora! Le proporcionaremos un enlace al evento por correo electrónico al completar el siguiente formulario de registro: https://volunteerconnection.redcross.org/?nd=vms_public_form&form_id=8008
This is a message from Red Cross, the DC Center has no affiliation with the red cross 

Red Cross Volunteer Recruitment

Volunteer Recruitment – Virtual Open House – Learn About Disaster Action Teams in Washington DC!

Curious about Red Cross Disaster Action Teams?

Join us for a ** Virtual Recruitment Open House ** on April 29 from 10-11am!

NOW is the perfect time to JOIN US … GET TRAINED … and BE PREPARED to help your local community! Volunteer Recruiters and Disaster Program Managers from Baltimore and Washington DC will be on hand to provide program details and volunteer opportunities. Listen, learn and ask your questions!

Click Here to Register for Virtual Open House!

DC Center – Closed Effective 3/16/20

Image of the Coronavirus and the works COVID-19

Taking guidance and recommendations about social distancing from the DC government and the CDC, effective Monday, March 16th, The DC Center for the LGBT Community’s office will be closed. Staff are still working remotely, and will be checking emails and voicemails multiple times each day. Please reach out to supportdesk@thedccenter.org to connect with the DC Center, as we are still able to provide services and support.

If you are interested in attending support groups remotely, please reach out to your facilitator or supportdesk@thedccenter.org and we can provide options for remote meetings using conference lines.

The situation is changing rapidly, please refer to the CDC’s website and coronavirus.dc.gov for up-to-date information on what you can do to help prevent and slow the spread of the coronavirus. 

The DC Center team will be meeting regularly to assess the situation and rest assured that we will open as soon as it is safe to do so, as we know that many of our clients and participants are vulnerable and will need support. If you are able, please consider donating and supporting organizations that provide food, medicine, and other support to marginalized populations. 

 

If you are facing a life threatening situation or seeking immediate care:

DC Mobile Crisis: 202-673-9300
DC Shelter Hotline: 202.399.7093 or 311
Maryland Mobile Crisis: 240-777-4000
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255
Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860
LGBTQ under 25: Trevor Lifeline: 866-488-7386
LGBTQ National Help Center (all ages – various lines/hours): 888-843-4564 www.glbthotline.org

 

New Volunteer: Casa Ruby Meal Coordinator

Photo of Maura

Welcome Maura Kinney. Maura will be working the Casa Ruby meals program, organizing monthly group and individual volunteer dinners. She will also work on creating new projects that will affect the lives of the residents at the Casa Ruby shelters.

Maura has lived in DC since 2009. She enjoys writing, reading, hiking, ice skating, kayaking, and doing crossword puzzles. She works as a technical writer and enjoys learning about primatology and U.S. presidential history.

Maura decided to become a volunteer with The DC Center because “although queer rights have come a long way, our fight isn’t over yet.”

We are excited to have Maura on board, if you would like to work with us and give back to Casa Ruby contact: maurak@thedccenter.org

Update from the DC Center Board of Directors: Welcoming a New Slate of Officers

With a new year comes Board elections! At our January 6th Board Meeting, we voted to re-elect a couple of our long time Board members, and we approved a new slate of officers.

The full list of Board of Directors and officers is listed below:

Chair – Rehana Mohammed
Vice Chair – Jonathan Gilad
Communications Chair- Rebecca Bauer
Treasurer – Tiera Craig
Development Chair – Nick Harrison
Secretary – Andrew Zapfel

Directors: Natalie Bucklin, Michael Fowler, Dr. Pat Hawkins, Lance Macon, Luke Scuitto

Our team is excited about the year ahead as we look forward to welcoming a new Executive Director, bringing on a couple of new staff members (we’re hiring now!), and continuing to enhance our programming for the LGBTQ+ community. “I’m very excited to work alongside this diverse group of leaders to build on the successes of the last 15 years and set a bold path for the future with our new Executive Director,” Board Chair Rehana Mohammed commented.

If you’re interested in getting involved in the Development or Finance committees, or would like more information about becoming a member of the Board of DIrectors, please reach out to Rehana@thedccenter.org.

Volunteers Needed for Capital Pride Interfaith Service

Volunteers Needed for Capital Pride Interfaith Choir

The Capital Pride Interfaith Service is an “integrated service” respectfully demonstrating the breadth, depth, and sincerity of our faith, exposing the lie that anti-gay fundamentalists have a monopoly on faith and religion. We take pride that our community expresses its religious faiths in a myriad of ways, each sacred and revered with years of tradition. This event is with input from across the community annually by Center Faith. The 37th Anniversary Pride Interfaith Celebration will feature the theme that coincides with the Capital Pride celebration.

We are looking for volunteers to help plan the event, as well as help promote the event and provide support during the service.

For more information Contact: Eric Eldritch, (202) 309-5486     e.eldritch@thedccenter.org

To know more about Center Faith, to volunteer in a variety of ways visit thedccenter.org/faith.

This is a free event. If your church, temple, synagogue or faith community would like to sponsor the Pride Interfaith Service you may sign up and make your donation below.   Alternatively, you can mail a check made payable to the DC Center (attention Center Faith) to The DC Center for the LGBT Community, 2000 14th Street NW, Suite 105, Washington DC  20005.

Call for Volunteer Attorneys for Center Global

Center Global Call for Volunteer Attorneys
Center Global is seeking attorneys who would be able and interested in taking on an asylum case pro bono.   Richard Kelley, coordinates legal program efforts for Center Global.  Richard would be able to mentor you through the process if you’ve never done an asylum case before.  If you are willing, we can use your effort.
If you are an attorney, and would be able and interested in taking on a case pro bono, please fill out this form.
Since 2012, Center Global has served 200 LGBT individuals from Africa, Southeast Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, and the former Soviet Union countries and Russia seeking asylum in the United States. A program of the DC Center for the LGBT Community, Center Global provides a welcoming environment to LGBTQI asylum seekers, and works to address individual legal and social needs

Committee Volunteer Opportunities at the DC Center

Committee Volunteer Opportunities

The DC Center Board of Directors invites you to get more involved in our work by joining one of these board committees.  You do not need to be a Board Member to serve on a Board Committee. These committees are an excellent opportunity to learn more about the DC Center and find out if the board might be a good fit for you. Here are the committees currently seeking volunteers.

Fund Development Committee – The fund development committee supports the fiscal viability and sustainability of the DC Center. The committee focuses on our signature annual fundraising events, our Center Associates (monthly supporters of the DC Center), Professional Partners (our business partners), and individual donations. If you are interested in serving on this committee please reach out to Luke Scuitto at luke@thedccenter.org

Finance Committee – The finance committee assures the financial stability of the DC Center by advising the board on budget, investments, financial protocols, and financial statements. If you are interested in serving on the Finance Committee please reach out to Tiera Craig at tiera@thedccenter.org

Communications Committee – The communications committee assists with press releases, social media strategy, and outreach efforts. If you are interested in being part of the communications committee contact Rebecca Bauer at rebecca@thedccenter.org.

Board Development Committee – The Board Development Committee supports the Board in recruitment, retention, recognition, and succession of Directors, including the preparation of nominations for Director and Officer positions and guiding the training and strategic planning processes of the board. If you are interested in serving on the Board Development Committee please contact Rehana Mohammed at rehanna@thdccenter.org.

For more volunteer opportunities please check out the volunteer page of our website. You can also like Center Volunteers on facebook at fb.com/centervolunteers or follow Center Volunteers on twitter at twitter.com/centervolunteer.