Volunteers

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    Apr 14, 2008 3:03 PM GMT
    Does anyone here in RJ volunteer for LGBT equality organizations or charitable organizations? Perhaps more of us might contribute if we just knew what's available.
    If you're not in an LGBT equality organization or a charitable organization, would you want to if you knew what was available?

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    Apr 14, 2008 3:06 PM GMT
    I did four hours of volunteer work on Saturday for the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT) stuffing community appeal envelopes (ie asking for dough). It was mindless work which was kind of a nice change. They also provided free pizza!

    I want to volunteer with ACT doing community outreach, which involves talking to gay men about safer sex practices in bars, bathhouses and community events.

    In the early 90's I volunteered for a couple of years working on a LGBT information and counselling phone line. At times very stressful (suicidal people, homophobes) but worthwhile.
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    Apr 14, 2008 3:08 PM GMT
    Never done it icon_smile.gif But I would like to try if I know It would be really helpful and discrete icon_smile.gif
  • ShawnTX

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    Apr 14, 2008 6:27 PM GMT
    When I was 15 I hepled create a gay youth group with the AIDS Committee of Thunder Bay, and used to volunteer my time on the phones and for fundraisers. Eventually they had me working as a community consultant, so I would travel around giving talks in highschools, on radio and tv about being young and gay.

    I sort of regret that my time has been so limited these past few years that I haven't done much volunteer work, but I've done my bit, and even a few hours a month is better than nothing.
  • art_smass

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    Apr 14, 2008 7:52 PM GMT
    It's not a gay thing, but I've been a YMCA volunteer for more than seventeen years. I'm also on another volunteer board of directors as the chairman of this city's major gardening competition. That's not really a gay thing, either. It just seems gay.