Gay for Good Boston has recently updated their spring events calendar. Are you looking for a way to meet people or to volunteer some of your time? Check out Gay for Good Boston and their series of programs scheduled for May and June.
Tuesday, May 10, 6:15 – 8:30 PM in Brighton: Cradles to Crayons at 155 North Beacon Street which is a 15 minute walk from Warren St stop on Green Line (B)
Sunday, May 15, 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM in Brighton: FriendshipWalks at 640 Washington Street
Saturday, May 21, 9:00 – 1:00 in Jamaica Plain: Little Brothers, Friends of the Elderly at 3305 Washington Street accessible by the Orange Line Green Street MBTA station.
Sunday, June 5, 7:30 AM – 12 Noon at Hatch Shell: AIDS Action 5K Walk/Run which is near the Arlington Street stop on the Green Line or the Charles/MGH on the Red Line
Saturday, June 11, 10:45 AM – 2:30 PM in Back Bay: Boston Pride March join them for a second year as they march to raise awareness about Gay for Good.
For full details and to RSVP, please check their web site events page.
Helpful hint: If a project fills up, check back during the week of the event, as spaces frequently open up after G4G reconfirms rsvp’s.
Thursday, April 21st you are invited to join BAGLY staff, board, volunteers, donors, and supporters for a night of pool, food, darts, and great company at Cathedral Station in the South End.
Cathedral Station South End
Thursday, April 21, 2016
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
BAGLY will be discussing volunteer opportunities and they will be giving away two tickets to their Out For Youth event on Wednesday, May 25th at the New England Aquarium. BAGLY is one of the nation’s oldest LGBTQ youth organizations, and is committed to social justice in all its forms. To learn more about BAGLY’s work stop by Cathedral Station on Thursday, April 21st or visit them online at www.bagly.org.
Gay for Good (G4G) is a national organization that operates chapters in eleven cities across the United States. The Boston chapter is incredibly active and a LGBT group that I like to write about for those who may be looking to either give back or interested in meeting people and making new friends.
G4G Boston has recently published their spring calendar of events. Note that even though some of these events are still months away, they tend to fill to capacity so if there is a program that you are interested in volunteering for, please visit their website and register today, here.
Generations in Downtown Crossing – Tuesday, March 15th 6:00-8:00PM
Arlington St. Fundraiser Setup in Back Bay – Saturday, April 23rd 9:00AM-12:00PM and 1:00-4:00PM
Run the Charles in Wellesley – Sunday April 24th 9:30AM-2:30PM
Young Achievers School in Mattapan – Saturday, April 30th 9:30AM-1:00PM
Little Brothers, Friends of the Elderly in Jamaica Plain – Saturday, May 21st 9:00AM-1:00PM
One of my favorite volunteering organizations, Gay for Good Boston, has an interesting project on Tuesday, March 15th with Generations, Inc. – a non-profit that pairs senior adults with non literate proficient children in the Boston metro area. G4G will be constructing the book covers that will be used by the participants of the programs – highlighting challenging words and descriptions of the plot in keeping with the themes of their education program. There will be plenty of construction paper and glue to complement your imagination.
Space is limited to approximately volunteers and space will fill quickly so register today if interested. Generations, Inc. office is located close to the Downtown Crossing and Chinatown T stops. Generations, Inc. also welcomes donated children’s books if you wish to bring one.
More information available here
Gay 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
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 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.
BAGLY 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 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.
In 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.