Category Archives: Volunteering

G4G Boston: Valentine’s Day Cards for Boston Elders

Gay for GoodGay for Good Boston (G4G) invites you to join them make Valentine’s Day cards for isolated elders living in Boston.  Materials will be provided but all are welcome to bring arts and craft supplies.  Cards that are made will be delivered throughout the city and distributed to elders in need of a friend.

WHEN:  Saturday, January 23rd at 1PM
WHERE:  Arlington Street Church at 351 Boylston Street

You can learn more about this program (and RSVP) or look at future volunteer opportunities by visiting their website.

G4G Boston: Valentine’s Day Cards for Boston Elders

New Year’s resolution: To give back to your community

With the start of the New Year, many people will make resolutions to try and give back to their community or to volunteer.  While there is no shortage of worthwhile organizations that would benefit from your time and energy, I wanted to list a few LGBT organizations for consideration.

Gay for Good BostonGay For Good is a group that arranges volunteering opportunities in eleven different cities. G4G Chapters exist in Boston, Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Los Angeles, Orange County, Pittsburgh, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and in the Twin Cities.  The Boston chapter remains fairly active with different volunteering opportunities at a wide range of charities. Read here to learn more.

Flashback FridayBAGLY started as a gay-straight alliance of sorts in 1980 in Massachusetts to create, sustain and advocate for LGBTQ youth. They may be best known for hosting the 1st prom for LGBTQ youth.  Their work continues to help LGBTQ youth struggling to come to terms with their sexual identity and they host a handful of large public events for gay youth in the Boston area.

AIDS ActionAIDS Action / Fenway Health merged in 2013 to streamline services and better serve our community. However, both organizations rely heavily on the help of volunteers. The services they offer the LGBT community are more numerous than I can manage to list, but there are opportunities to get involved at either location as well as with their MALE Center.

RSVP to volunteer with TWC at Cradles to Crayons on Tuesday, Dec. 15th

The Welcoming CommitteeIn this season of giving you may want to consider giving back.  The Welcoming Committee is committed to helping our community through their TWC Gives Back programs that organizes ways for the LGBT community to volunteer.


One such opportunity takes place on Tuesday, December 15th with Cradles to Crayons at C2C’s Giving Factory warehouse in Brighton. TWC volunteers will roll up their sleeves and help provide local, low-income children with the essentials they need to thrive. During the 2-hour shift, you’ll sort and pack winter clothing and basic toiletries that’ll help get kids through the holidays.

If possible please bring one or more of the following unused items.

  • Hats and gloves for children age 8-12
  • Kids shampoo (e.g., L’Oreal kids 2-in-1)
  • Bar soap (e.g., Dove, Olay)
  • Kids toothpaste
  • Adult toothpaste (no whitening toothpaste)
  • Baby wipes
  • Baby lotion
  • Baby nail clippers

Please plan on arriving 10-15 minutes early.

Gay for Good at Greater Boston Food Bank

Gay for Good BostonJoin G4G Boston Wednesday, August 5th as volunteers help inspect, sort, and pack food items for the Greater Boston Food Bank. Your efforts will help local hunger relief agencies. All volunteers will need to attend a brief training session on food safety prior to heading to the assembly line for our shift. Please make sure you observe the Food Bank’s no-open-toe shoe (no sandals or flip-flops) and no loose clothing policies. Parking: Free in the GBFB lot diagonally across the street (the gate will open as you approach).

To RSVP and for more details click here.

Gay for Good needs your help on Tuesday, Dec. 2nd

G4G BostonWith the holiday spirit of giving now in full swing I’m hoping that some of you will step forward to volunteer and help The Boston chapter of Gay for Good assemble the Toys for Joys, Inc. – T4J signature wagons in advance of their party.

Please help spread the word and share this post on FB and TwitterT4JVolunteers are needed Tuesday, December 2nd 6:30 – 8:30 pm

The assembly will take place at Parterre Garden Services which is located between Fresh Pond and Alewife at 67 Smith Place, #12 Cambridge, MA 02138.  For more details please visit the G4G Facebook event page.

Gay for Good Boston

Gay for Good BostonGay for Good (G4G) Boston will be lending a helping hand to the Charles River Conservancy this Saturday.  Volunteers will be asked to help maintain the banks of the river so wear outdoor work clothes suited to the weather. Work gloves will be provided.

Location:  The Boston side of the river, between the Weeks footbridge and the Anderson Memorial Bridge.  More Details Here

Gay for Good visits Cradles to Crayons

WHEN:  August 13, 2013 at 6pm
WHERE:   Cradles to Crayons 155 N Beacon St, Brighton
RSVP:  Click Here

In the past, I’ve talked about the Boston Chapter of Gay for Good (G4G), which organizes monthly volunteering activities that allows men and women the chance to give back to their local community and to meet people.  The August volunteering activity is next Tuesday, August 13th at 6PM in Brighton.

G4G will be sorting clothing and materials to help provide less fortunate children with the basic essentials they need to thrive- at home, at school, and at play.  In addition to signing up, Cradles to Crayons asks that all volunteers pre-register before their scheduled volunteer visit using the link below:

Registration link:

Registration code: a0RC000000CaSFr

  • The warehouse is not heavily air-conditioned, so dress accordingly (shorts and t-shirts) but no open-toed shoes or sandals.
  • Parking is available around the warehouse and on adjacent streets.
  • After the event everyone is invited to join us for pizza in Brighton.

To find out more about these opportunities register on their website or you can check them out on facebook, Gay For Good Boston.