Support LGBTQ students and education
The Gay and Lesbian Student Education Network (GLSEN) needs more volunteers to help out with mailings, outreach, and beyond to help support their mission of ensuring safety and respect for all students, regardless of their sexuality or gender. Those who want to get more involved can also join the 100% volunteer-run board of GLSEN, to support the nonprofit in finding new and sustainable ways to help LGBTQ students. Those interested in joining the board, or keeping upcoming GLSEN events on their radar, can email email@example.com.
Expand New Yorkers’ minds with LGBTQ+ reads
Bluestockings, New York City’s only volunteer-run (and feminist!) bookstore, event, and community space needs volunteers who can commit to working a weekly three-hour shift to sell books, organize shelves, staff the cafe, and help out at events. Stop by the bookstore to fill out an application and pick out a radical book (maybe try Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit) on your way out.
Be a buddy
The Icarus Project, which finds creative ways to promote self-care and mental illness awareness and support, has created a buddy system to help people connect to discuss current events and provide support for those struggling. All you have to do to help out is fill out the Google form and be open to listening, talking and sharing with your new buddy.