The DC Center for the LGBT Community has several recurring volunteer opportunities for groups and teams. In the past we’ve had many teams volunteer at The DC Center including: fraternities and sororities, faith communities, employee resource groups, and sports teams. It can really be any group of people who want to give back to the community and build team spirit and connection through service. Here are some great opportunities for your team:
Your Team Can Join us for a Volunteer Gathering
Volunteer Gatherings can be scheduled anytime during our regular hours 12-6 M – F and 11-3 on Saturdays. They are often spent either assembling safer sex kits or making button among other projects. This is an activity you can do while sitting and talking with your fellow team members. We recommend 2 hour sessions but can schedule something for up to 4 hours depending on our need. Because of COVID we recommend that your group be no larger than 10 people at once. If you are interested in scheduling a volunteer session please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your Team Can Provide Dinner to Homeless LGBTQ Youth at Wanda Alston House
Wanda Alston House is one of our Community Partners and they have two locations where they house LGBTQ+ youth. We can connect you with them so you and your friends can cook homemade meals for the youth. They would greatly appreciate some homemade meals that are made with love. If you are interested in helping with this project, please e-mail our support desk at email@example.com, and cc: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your Team can provide lunch for our LGBT Seniors
LGBT Older Adults meet on the Fourth Friday of every month for a lunch gathering. Socializing is very important for all older adults, but especially for LGBT older adults who more often feel isolated. We rely on volunteers to help us by providing a meal and by staying and hanging out for lunch. Sometimes groups will plan entertainment for the lunch, or bring games. Your team can prepare and serve the meal (remember, we have a kitchen, microwave, and heated buffet style servers, but no oven). If you are interested in this opportunity please e-mail Adam Heller at email@example.com and cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
Make Hygiene Care Kits for Homeless LGBTQ Youth and Adults
The DC Center distributes care kits to homeless youth and adults. The kit includes information about local resources (where to find food, where to shower, where to get employment help) along basic toiletry items (toothbrush, shaving cream, lotion, razor, etc …). We can schedule a specific time for volunteers from your group to come assemble the kits. However, we would require a donation of $750 or more to assist in purchasing the supplies. If you are interested in this opportunity please e-mail email@example.com