Volunteer Queer – December 4, 2017
Hey y’all! We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving break – we certainly did 🙂 We’re very happy to be back, with some great ways to spend time with your community and give back as the winter holidays approach.
Some quick housekeeping: we have now completely transitioned to the new turnout.org for all volunteer sign-ups. No more Google Forms, folks! You can sign up for new opportunities directly on our website with your username and password. If you don’t already have an account, the system will show you how to get one – it takes less than a minute to register. If you have any trouble, please don’t hesitate to write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!!
Pink Triangle Park is the first permanent, free-standing memorial in the United States dedicated to persecuted and murdered homosexuals during the Nazi era. California granite pylons rise in remembrance of the tens of thousands of homosexual men who were persecuted, imprisoned and murdered during and after the reign of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Germany.
Every month Pink Triangle Park hosts a work party to maintain the grounds and ensure the park remains clean and well-preserved. This Saturday, they are hosting their annual Winter Rose Pruning. It’s a wonderful way honor this important part of our history and meet new people while spending time outdoors in the park’s gorgeous rose garden.
Time: Saturday, December 9; 9AM-1PM
Location: Pink Triangle Park, San Francisco
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Sacred Space works to meet the pastoral and spiritual needs of the LGBTQ community in San Francisco. Gatherings led by the Sacred Space Minister include hosting Sacred Cocktails, a monthly gathering of folks in a local bar for fellowship and the sharing of our faith & spiritual journeys and Sacred Cup, a twice-a-month gathering of folks at a local coffee shop for fellowship and spiritual conversations over a cup of coffee or tea.
Sacred Space will be hosting a Queer Christmas Eve Interfaith Service. Hot chocolate and cookie bites will be part of the Communion service, and hygiene kits, clean socks, hats, scarves and gloves will be handed out after the service has ended. They are seeking volunteers to help with setup, food service, item handout, and cleanup.
Time: Sunday, December 24; 5:30PM-7:30PM
Location: Harvey Milk Plaza, San Francisco
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Tenderloin Tessie has been feeding the hungry in San Francisco for over 40 years! Along with dinners, Tenderloin Tessie provides gift bags with donated items such as toiletries, socks, gloves, and an assortment of non-perishable food. Everyone is welcome at meals served on Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas!
As is Tenderloin Tessie’s longstanding tradition, they will be serving a Free Christmas Dinner on Christmas Day (Monday – December 25). Each person sits at a table and is served individually. The free Dinner with all the trimmings will include: Ham, Mashed potatoes, Yams, Mixed Vegetables, Coffee or Tea, Punch, Water, Salad, Bread and Pumpkin Pie with Whip Cream. The event will also include live entertainment, free gift bags, free clothes, free shower in the Lava Mae bus, and free coffee and cookies in the outside line. Volunteers are needed to support with setup, service, and cleanup.
Time: Sunday, December 24; 11:30AM-4PM; and Monday, December 25th; 9AM-6PM
Location: First Unitarian Universalist Society, San Francisco
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Windcall is dedicated to nurturing and developing transformative learning and resilient leadership among social justice organizers in low-income communities and communities of color. The new generation of leaders fronting today’s movements face rapidly shifting conditions and a barrage of trauma-inducing aggressions from a political system bent on violence. Windcall fosters their healing now so they can sustain for the long-haul. Participants average: 20% Trans/gender non-conforming, 75% non-heterosexual/cis, 80% people of color.
Windcall is still seeking volunteers to help with operations, communications, development, and program-related work. This includes website maintenance, Salesforce support, email newsletters, fundraising campaigns, and program design and implementation. They are a phenomenal organization and could really use your support!
Queer Magic Makers
Queer Magic Makers is this weekend! We’ve recruited volunteers for this event in past and recruitment has closed, but we wanted to be sure folks who want to attend as guests don’t miss this incredible event.
M∆GIC M∆KERS is a celebration of queer creativity, healing, and liberation. They intentionally center the work of QTPOC, working class, and politically/socially conscious artists and healers, with a resistance to the cultural appropriation often found in craft shows. Join them as they celebrate their 5 year anniversary– they’ll be featuring a different roster of artists, healers, treat makers, and DJs each day! This year’s event is a fundraiser for Peacock Rebellion, an Oakland-based nonprofit that makes sassy sexy art to help build a culture of social justice.
Time: Saturday, December 9; 12PM-6PM; and Sunday, December 10; 12PM-6PM
Location: Humanist Hall, Oakland