Volunteers are highly important to fulfilling the mission to educate, celebrate and support the LGBT community and the larger public on matters of health, sexual and gender diversity, and equity. Volunteers manage our virtual and in-person operations, serve as community group facilitators, represent Colgay Pride and the Debra Smith Wellness Center in the community, staff for regular and special events and more. Volunteers may also be asked to lead certain services. If you are a student in school or college, you can receive community service credits as a volunteer with us. 

In order to become a volunteer of Colgay Pride/DWSC, applicants must be 18 years old and complete the following: 


  • Online volunteer application as shown below

  • Attend a half-day volunteer orientation either by Zoom or in-person

  • Complete a background check after the volunteer orientation

  • Depending on your volunteer role, you may need further training 



## We Value Diversity and Empower Our Team

At our organization, we place great importance on the value of diversity and inclusivity within our workplace. We firmly believe that by embracing a diverse range of perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences, we can create a more dynamic and innovative environment for our volunteers and staff.

To ensure that our team members feel empowered and valued, we have implemented a unique approach that allows them to take ownership of their roles. One way we achieve this is by giving our employees and volunteers the opportunity to create their own personalized employee/volunteer syllabus. This syllabus serves as a roadmap for their professional development, enabling them to identify their individual goals and aspirations.

By allowing our team members to design their own job description, we empower them to leverage their unique skills and strengths. This approach not only fosters a sense of autonomy and ownership, but it also enables our employees and volunteers to pursue their passions and interests within their roles. We firmly believe that when individuals are able to align their work with their personal interests, they are more likely to experience higher levels of job satisfaction and productivity.

Furthermore, this approach also recognizes and values the diverse talents and abilities that each team member brings to the table. We understand that everyone has their own unique set of skills and strengths, and by allowing individuals to utilize these qualities, we can create a more collaborative and effective team.

In summary, our organization is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace where every team member feels empowered and valued. By enabling our employees and volunteers to create their own employee/volunteer syllabus and utilize their unique skills and strengths, we are able to cultivate an environment that promotes productivity, innovation, and personal growth