Dear Center Volunteers,
Last Monday, President Barack Obama issued a proclamation declaring April 15 – April 21, 2012 National Volunteer Week. In his statement, the President emphasized the power of service to unite individuals, strengthen communities, and transform our collective future.
At the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender Community Center, we are privileged to witness this power of selfless service every day, in all areas of our work. Volunteers work alongside Center staff and interns in every program at the Center: supporting Pride events, facilitating yoga classes for Youth Enrichment Services participants, caring for the Center’s garden, and staffing over 150 Center events annually. Several Center institutions – the National Archive of LGBT History, the Pat Parker/Vito Russo Library, and the David Bohnett CyberCenter – are sustained entirely by volunteers.
In these and countless other ways, volunteers contribute 14,000 hours annually to nourish and enrich our home for New York’s vibrant Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender communities. (To learn more about volunteering at the Center, visit our website.)
In his National Volunteer Week proclamation, President Obama noted that “our Nation has always been at its best when individuals have come together to realize a common vision.” We are honored to work with hundreds of volunteers every year envisioning a better New York, and proud of your impact in the service movement.
Thank you for volunteering at the Center!
Yours in service,