Even if you are recent to activism, chances are you’ve heard about the LGBT Center of Raleigh.  With the help of countless supporters and volunteers, the Center engages with the Triangle community by focusing on an ambitious mission that includes community building, social and educational activities, support services, identification of needs and advocacy for resources benefiting the diverse population of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, their friends and supporters. In short, the LGBT center is often a first stop for individuals and families seeking community or support in the Triangle area.  Whether you are looking for a book club, mental health referrals, supportive faith communities, HIV/STI testing, exposure to the arts, youth and family activities, or something else, the LGBT Center either has what you need or can quickly point you in the right direction.

To accomplish its robust mission, the Center relies on a key network of volunteers.  “We have 400 volunteers that keep the Center running,” says Assistant Director Kelly Taylor.  “From staffing the Center, which includes greeting visitors and providing a listening ear, to managing and helping with programs and special events, and serving on committees, the Center strives to make volunteering a pleasant experience. We offer volunteer orientation the first Saturday of the month at 11:00 am at the LGBT Center of Raleigh 324 South Harrington Street, Raleigh, N.C. 27603.”

To learn about the LGBT Center of Raleigh, visit their website at https://www.lgbtcenterofraleigh.com or contact contact Kelly Taylor, Assistant Director ktaylor@lgbtcenterofraleigh.com for more information.