Volunteer Opportunities

VOLUNTEER WITH GENDER JUSTICE LA

Membership Meeting
Last Wednesday of the month
7 – 8:30 p.m.
Have you been looking for a way to get involved with Gender Justice LA? Do you want to learn more about the organization? Eager to meet other members? Here’s your chance! Join the movement to build trans power by coming to our monthly membership meetings! You’ll get a full update on all things GJLA and have the chance to sign up for our upcoming activities and volunteer opportunities – everything from political rallies to office work to community events. All are welcome! The location changes, so check with Ezak for this month’s location!  See below for contact info.

Dignity & Justice
[on hold for now, but check back for future updates!]
Do you want to be a part of creating community and demanding dignity and respect for the trans, gender variant and gender non-conforming communities in LA?  If so, please join us for our Dignity and Justice (D&J) campaign meetings and let your VOICE be heard.

Theatre of the Oppressed Program
Join GJLA’s Theatre of the Oppressed program in embodied collective storytelling for Dignity & Justice in our communities! Email us at gjlatheatreoftheoppressed@gmail.com.

Y.A.N.A. (a Trans* POC Peer-Support Group)
You Are Not Alone (Y.A.N.A.)
A Trans* POC Peer-Support Group
gender inclusive people of color circle
Contact us at PocYana@gjla.org or check our Facebook page for future meeting dates!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/373849515978100/

Find the GJLA office at:
6815 Willoughby Ave.
Suite 203
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Closest bus lines:
704, 4, 156, 10, 48

For more info about all campaigns, call 323-960-9279 or email Ezak at ezak@gjla.org or visit http://www.gjla.org

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES WITH OTHER LOCAL TRANS GROUPS

The City of West Hollywood is seeking increased Community participation with the City’s Transgender Task Force. The mission of the Task Force is to advise the West Hollywood City Council on issues of importance to the Transgender Community. Those who are interested in participating are invited to attend the public meetings of the Task Force. Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7 PM at West Hollywood City Hall, located at 8300 Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood. For more information, please contact: Richard Ryan in the West Hollywood Public Safety Department at 323.848.6470 rryan@weho.org.

TRANS-FRIENDLY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

“Lifeworks” Seeks Trans Mentors! Are you a caring, successful LGBTQ adult who is interested in helping youth? LifeWorks Mentoring is a non-profit organization that connects youth and adults in the LGBTQ community through our innovative One-on-One Mentoring Program. The focus of our program is supporting older youth and young adults, ages 16-24, in setting and achieving life goals in our five achievement areas: wellness, education, career, home, and personal development. We train each Mentor in the skills necessary to really be there for their youth. Not as parents or authority figures, but rather as people whose focus is to help and support them in achieving their goals and dreams. To get started and fill out your Mentor Application, or for more information, visit our website at http://www.lifeworksLA.org.

PFLAG speakers bureau needs more trans men - If you’ve ever considered doing any panel speaking and would like to help educate and inform PFLAG audiences (mostly college classes) about experiences specific to trans men, advocacy and awareness, please contact Pat at: ocftm@yahoo.com or for more info about PFLAG, visit the OC PFLAG website at: www.ocpflag.com PFLAG requires some brief training/orientation of all speaker

UCLA Gay, Lesbian, Bi, and Transgender Mentoring Program Needs Mentors!
Women and Transgender People are ESPECIALLY needed!
If you have worked through your own coming out process and have developed a positive GLBT identity, and if you want to help other GLBT people who are coming to terms with their orientation, mentoring may be for you. Mentoring is an opportunity to support someone else through the coming out process. You can make a difference and a be positive role model in someone’s life. What kind of time commitments are involved? To be a mentor, you must complete 30 hrs. of training, which will take place after the start of the fall quarter. After that you would meet consistently with your mentee for around an hour every week or two. Further, you would be required to attend supervision meetings, every other week. If this is of interest to you, simply contact Dr. Pat Alford-Keating at mentors@ucla.edu or by phone at (310) 825-0768 to arrange for an interview. Bi’s, women, transgendered people and ethnic minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.