Tag Archives: Gay for Good

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.

Gay for Good Boston volunteer opportunities

Gay for Good BostonIn the past I’ve written about this fantastic group who organize volunteering opportunities in the Boston area as a way to give back and meet guys. G4GBoston has a handful of volunteering projects, that are likely to fill quickly so I would encourage you to visit their website and register while space remains.

Toys for Joys Wagon Build:  Monday, December 7, 6:00 – 8:00 PM in Back Back this is the first of two sessions for assembling the event’s trademark red wagons; located at 351 Boylston Street. Details Here.

Toys for Joys Wagon Build:  Tuesday, December 8, 6:00 – 8:00 PM in Back Back this is the second of two sessions for assembling the event’s trademark red wagons; located at 351 Boylston Street. Details Here.

Toys for Joys Set Up: Friday, December 11 during the day (TBD) to help with the set up for that evening’s fundraiser / party; located at the Revere Hotel in Boston’s Theater District. Details Here.

For more information about this fantastic volunteer group visit their website, gayforgood.org/boston_ma

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 Boston volunteers at Franklin Park Zoo

Franklin Park Zoo Gay for Good BostonGAY FOR GOOD is a volunteer organization that operates in Boston and ten other cities around the US.  The group aims to energize and mobilize the LGBT community to interact with the greater community by volunteering their time to various social welfare and environmental service projects.

Each month, Gay For Good Boston selects a different non-profit to donate our time for a community service project.  Next month on Saturday, July 11th GAY FOR GOOD Boston will help the Franklin Park Zoo with their park beautification for the peak of summer tourist season. There is plenty of parking, and this project is accessible by MBTA bus routes #16 or #45.  Following the volunteer work everyone is welcome to join at Doyle’s Cafe, 3484 Washington Street, Jamaica Plain for lunch.  RSVP before this program fills to capacity.

WHEN: July 11, 2015 at 10am
WHERE: Franklin Park Zoo / 1 Franklin Park Rd
CONTACT:  Gary Fortin – gayforgood-boston@googlegroups.com

Gay for Good Boston – Young Achievers School

volunteeringBoston’s chapter of Gay for Good (G4G Boston for short) returns to the Young Achievers Science & Math School in Mattapan on Saturday, May 9th.  Volunteers can meet at 9:30 a.m. to help with planting, mulching, and other small projects around the school.  For those interested, plan to go out for lunch after.

WHEN        May 9th, starting at 9:30 a.m.
WHERE       Young Achievers Science & Math Pilot School
CONTACT   Art Nava / gayforgood-boston@googlegroups.com
RSVP            If you would like to join, please register (it’s free) here

G4G Boston is a wonderful group who organize and come together to volunteer in our community.  If you are new to the area or are looking to make friends, I’d recommend you check out their website and consider joining one of their upcoming programs. The group is very social and friendly.

Gay for Good Boston heads to The Greater Boston Food Bank

Gay for GoodAlthough it may seem like April is far away, the reality is that it will be here in just a couple of weeks and Boston’s chapter of Gay for Good is looking for volunteers to help them on Wednesday, April 8th from 5:30 – 8:30 pm at The Greater Boston Food Bank.  If you’d like to lend a helping hand you need to RSVP.  There is more information about this volunteering event on their website.

You will help inspect, sort, and pack food items for the Greater Boston Food Bank, and your effort will directly help local hunger relief agencies.  #PayItForward

Wednesday, April 8th from 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Greater Boston Food Bank at 70 S Bay Avenue, Boston
Link here to RSVP and or learn more about Gay for Good Boston