Get Involved

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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.

Join a Group

Participate in an identity-specific meet-up.

All of our LGBTQA campus groups offer opportunities to get involved. Find their contact information here. Or fill out the involvement form and we will share your contact information with them.

Other Opportunities to Get Involved

Many fantastic Baltimore-area organizations offer volunteer opportunities. Contact them to get involved.

For even more opportunities, students at the Homewood campus should contact the Center for Social Concern, and students at the medical campus should contact SOURCE.

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.

Speakers’ Bureau

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.



Become a Safe Zone Facilitator

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.