Check out some of these options for volunteering and getting involved with the LGBTQA community!
Volunteer with LGBTQ Life
We have a wide variety of ways to get involved. Follow the links to learn more! Fill out this form to be a part any of these opportunities.
- Mentor a fellow student. The mentorship application is here.
- Become a facilitator for the Safe Zone training. We will provide training, materials, and logistics to help you be a successful facilitator.
- Join our Speakers Bureau, a peer-to-peer educational program.
- We have lots of other opportunities to get involved, based on your skills and interests. Email the LGBTQ Life Director, Demere Woolway, in order to talk about the options.
Join a Group
Participate in an identity-specific meet-up.
Other Opportunities to Get Involved
Many fantastic Baltimore-area organizations offer volunteer opportunities. Contact them to get involved.
Everyone should consider getting involved in the President’s Day of Service!
LGBTQ Life Projects
This page serves as a central hub for anyone interested in volunteering with the LGBTQ Life office. Read on for descriptions of our different projects, and learn how to get involved. For consideration as a Safe Zone facilitator, Speakers Bureau panelist, or to help out with various events, please complete the involvement form.
A Speakers’ Bureau event features LGBTQA students who share their stories and take questions. Audiences may be classes, sports teams, residence halls, fraternities, sororities, and any other group who requests a visit from the Speakers Bureau. It is a unique peer-to-peer educational opportunity.
You are invited to become a speakers bureau panelist. We will provide training and an opportunity to hone your skills as a presenter. If you are interested in becoming a Speakers Bureau panelist, please complete the involvement form.
Would you like to take an active role in making Hopkins a more inclusive and safe space for everyone? Are you interested in educating students, staff, and faculty about the LGBT community? We are looking for students, staff, and faculty who want to be part of improving the climate at Hopkins.
You’re invited to help facilitate Safe Zone trainings, a 3 hour session where anyone can learn how to be a better ally to the LGBT community. At the end of the session, participants receive a Safe Zone logo that they can display in order to show their support for the LGBT community. We will provide training for you as facilitators and all the materials/logistics necessary to arrange Safe Zone trainings. We need your energy, your perspective on the LGBT community, and your perspective on life at Hopkins.
We ask you to attend a 5 hour facilitator training and to facilitate at least 2 3-hour Safe Zone trainings within the next year. Facilitators do not need to have experience as educators. We ask you to commit to the Safe Zone values of inclusion and honesty, and some comfort with public speaking is an asset. If you are interested in becoming a facilitator, please complete the involvement form.