The LOFT: LGBT Community Center

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The LOFT is Westchester County’s premier and largest LGBT Community Center. The LOFT provides a safe gathering place for all members of the LGBT community, facilitates a wide range of educational, health, social service and recreational programs, and advocates for improved services for our community. The LOFT’s Mission is simple and strong: “The LOFT works to further the cause for inclusion, diversity and pride through education, advocacy, and celebration.”

Visit The LOFT's website to learn how to volunteer: www.loftgaycenter.org/volunteers

Check the image below to find out about all The LOFT's volunteer opportunities!

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Planned Parenthood Emerging Leaders Council

 "The Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic (PPHP) Emerging Leaders Council (ELC) is a diverse group of young people dedicated to the mission of Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic and to the empowerment of all young people through advocacy, education and outreach. The members of the ELC bring unique perspectives and insight to the ways in which PPHP services young people in their health centers and in their communities. Each accepted ELC member agrees to serve a one-year term with the opportunity to extend. Membership is accepted on a rolling basis."

Are you interested in serving on Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic's Emerging Leaders Council? Fill out the application found here!

The submission deadline is June 30th. 

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Victims Assistance Services

      

Victims Assistance Services (VAS) provides free, comprehensive and compassionate services to crime victims and their families, friends and loved ones. VAS also works to end violence through community action, public policy and culture change, and through prevention education programs in schools and in other community venues.

VAS has a volunteer position open! Rape Crisis Hospital Advocates.

Click on the links for more information! 

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GLSEN

GLSEN works to ensure that LGBTQ students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment, improving school climates and championing LGBT issues in K-12 education.

Get involved with GLSEN's Hudson Valley Chapter here: www.glsen.org/chapters/hudsonvalley/getinvolved

See below for the areas in which you can volunteer!

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Hudson Valley Community Services (HVCS)

HVCS’ mission is to promote prevention and wellness for all people, to encourage life-affirming decisions maximizing their quality of life, and to coordinate care for those living with complex health conditions. Many services still focus on HIV/AIDS, plus an increasing range of programs to address other health issues.

Visit HVCS's volunteer to find out more: www.hudsonvalleycs.org/volunteer-opportunities/

Call (914) 785-8326 if you would like to volunteer or for more information about volunteering!

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Become a Big!

Are you 21 years or older and want to make a difference in the lives of young members of the community? Become a Big! Big Brothers Big Sisters of Westchester is actively looking for LGBTQ members of the community to become Bigs (mentors) to youth.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Westchester uses the Big/Little model, matching adult volunteers (our “Bigs”) with children (our “Littles”).  These meaningful and enduring relationships have proven to positively change our Littles’ lives.

Visit www.bigswestchester.org/become-a-big to find out more information about the program and to apply to be a Big.

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PFLAG

PFLAG works to aid the LGBTQ community through support for families, allies and people who are LGBTQ, education for ourselves and others about the unique issues and challenges facing people who are LGBTQ, and advocacy in our communities to change attitudes and create policies and laws that achieve full equality for people who are LGBTQ.

Visit PFLAG's website: www.pflag.org, and contact PFLAG at info@pflagwestchester.org for questions.

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Center Lane

Center Lane is Westchester's only lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth and community education center. Designed to reduce the isolation that many LGBTQ young people feel and promote a community culture that is supportive of LGBTQ youth, the center provides an opportunity for socialization, enhanced self-esteem and personal growth in a safe place where they can be themselves without the fear of harassment.

Visit their website page here.

Contact: Lisa Scott, Center Lane director at (914) 423-0610 or lscott@wjcs.com.

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