Volunteer Queer – September 18, 2017
Exciting new opportunities to volunteer queer, including the largest LGBTQ+ nonprofit expo in the history of San Francisco!
LGBTQ+ Nonprofit Expo!
TurnOut is partnering with OurTownSF to produce the largest LGBTQ+ Nonprofit Expo in the history of San Francisco! More than 100 LGBTQ+ nonprofits will be tabling, and the event will feature a killer line-up of queer entertainers from across the city. Local eateries will be providing free food, and local groups will be hosting drag makeup tutorials, DIY queer zine workshops, readings by queer comic authors, and pickup kickball games!
Join our volunteer team for the event or just come out for the fun! We can’t wait to see you there!
Saturday, Oct 14
San Francisco, Eureka Valley Recreation Center in the Castro
Learn more and sign up here!
Final Push for Folsom!
A HUGE thank you to all of the volunteers who have signed up for Folsom this year! We have exceeded our target by 150%! You are AMAZING! While TurnOut has more than met our goal, a handful of other beneficiaries are having trouble meeting their targets. Folsom urgently needs volunteers to fill a few final shifts, and each additional shift filled results in a grant of $185 to support TurnOut’s programs!
If you haven’t signed up already, please consider coming out to be a part of this incredible event. It is so much fun, and you will be helping to raise over $300,000 for local LGBTQ+ nonprofits.
Sunday, Sept 24
San Francisco, SOMA Neighborhood
Final Shift List and Sign Up
AIDS/LifeCycle 2018 Kickoff!
AIDS/LifeCycle is a 7-day bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise money and awareness in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Every year, this landmark ride through beautiful California delivers a life-changing experience for thousands of participants from all backgrounds and fitness levels united by a common desire to do something heroic.
Join AIDS/LifeCycle to kick off their 2018 volunteer season by helping to prepare welcome kits that will go out to thousands of registered participants!
Tuesday, Sept 19 – Wednesday, Sept 27
1035 Market Street, San Francisco
Sign up here!
New Oakland LGBTQ+ Center Needs Volunteers!
If you haven’t heard the fantastic news, Oakland has just opened its first LGBTQ+ Community Center! The Center is entirely volunteer run, and they invite you to join the team! The Center has a wide range of ways that volunteers can get involved, and they emphasize that folks can help by joining one of the following committees:
Fundraising & Donations; Disability Services; Board Of Directors; Youth Services; Women’s Services; Men’s Services; Elder Services; Family Services; Transgender Services; Health Services; Educational Services; Veterans Services; Program Development; Event Planning/Entertainment; African American Support Group; Asian American Support Group; Latin American Support Group; Multi-Cultural/Multi Ethnic Support Group; Immigrants & Paperless Individuals; Religious and Spiritual Support; Workplace & Workforce Training Services; LGBTQ Mentorship Services; Outreach & Speakers Bureau; and Internships.
Oakland, Grand Lake Neighborhood
Sign up here!
GLBT Historical Society: Newspaper Digitization
The GLBT Historical Society collects, preserves and interprets the history of GLBT people and the communities that support them. The GLBT Historical Society is looking for a few enthusiastic volunteers to assist with digitization of the Bay Area Reporter, the oldest continuously published LGBT newspaper in the United States.
Under the supervision of the project archivist, volunteers will work onsite to scan issues of the newspaper and help prepare images for display on the web. Volunteers are asked to commit to at least four hours per week for a minimum of one month; no prior experience necessary.
San Francisco, Mid-Market Neighborhood
Sign up here!
National LGBTQ+ Task Force: National Equality Action Team!
The National LGBTQ Task Force works to train and mobilize millions of activists across the nation to fight against anti-LGBTQ discrimination in housing, healthcare, employment, retirement, and basic human rights. In order to give volunteers a more flexible way to be involved, the Task Force has announced the formation of their new National Equality Action Team (NEAT)!
The Task Force will reach out to you when they have volunteer opportunities on evenings, weekends, and during the day that you can participate in from home, like making phone calls. NEAT will provide all the resources and live training and support you need to be successful and have a great experience.
Sign up here!
SF Eagle Beer Bust for AIDS Emergency Fund
AIDS Emergency Fund responds compassionately to the AIDS crisis by providing immediate, short-term financial assistance to help people disabled by HIV/AIDS to cover their basic human needs and stabilize their living situations. Through intervention by AEF, people living with HIV/AIDS can maintain access to medical care and drug therapies, avoid eviction and homelessness, and live with greater stability and dignity during their illness.
AIDS Emergency Fund will be hosting a Beer Bust fundraiser at the SF Eagle on November 12th. Volunteers are needed between 2:20PM-6:30PM to serve food and sell raffle tickets to raise money for the agency.
Sunday, Nov 12
SF Eagle, San Francisco SOMA Neighborhood
Sign up here!