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The Frederick Centers Volunteer Opportunities

posted Jul 24, 2016, 1:48 PM by Unknown user

Allow your passion to guide you. Make a positive impact in Central Maryland’s LGBTQ community by emailing a coordinator below to assist with a bullet point item.


Coordinator: Emily Perper -

  • Plan/perform LGBTQ 101 presentations to governmental and non-governmental organizations

  • Plan/implement TFC presence at events (In The Street, other Prides, health fairs, etc.)

  • Join organizations to represent TFC and LGBTQ interests while promoting synergies

  • Identify ways to increase visibility with the LGBTQ community and its allies

  • Coordinate the annual Welcoming Frederick program, Carnival and other non-Pride events on behalf of TFC

Adult Services

Coordinator: Tony Soltero -

  • Recruit and maintain our database of volunteers and schedule volunteers for TFC efforts

  • Pink Drinks coordinator - find/schedule hosts, send invitations, work with hosts

  • Editor of TFC email newsletter

  • Develop/maintain a 20s/30s networking group

  • Coordinate general interest LGBTQ seminars

  • Support Trans/GNC & Parents of Trans/GNC Peer Support Groups

Youth Services

Coordinator: Maureen Connors -

  • Youth Group specific - be a trained regular adult food volunteer

  • Youth Homelessness - project to join/vet other organizations for long term solutions

  • Youth crisis phone tree - put together contact info on vetted organizations that supply immediate help; document/train/execute our procedures for handling such a crisis


Coordinator: Kenneth Melnick -

  • Plan/execute test kit distributions at events (AIDS days, health fairs, other organizations

  • Plan/perform HIV presentations to governmental and non-governmental organizations

  • Back office - management of kits, brochures, etc.


Coordinator: Brian Walker -

  • Develop LGBTQ literature materials for schools, businesses, other organizations

  • Be an editor; collaborate on single marketing pieces online (web articles, brochures)

  • Generate regular marketing/PR pieces

  • Back office - Manage TFC marketing lists and schedule mass emails

  • Maintain and update social media accounts, website, online profile


Coordinator: Tony Soltero & Adam DeBaugh -

  • Develop membership benefits

  • Develop a membership packet (welcome letters, renewal efforts, membership cards)

  • Coordinate membership campaigns and goals for TFC

  • Back office - Run the membership database & renewals

Grants & Fundraising

Coordinator: Barbara Kershner-Daniel -

  • Research available grants

  • Write grant proposals

  • Create/execute fundraising campaigns (online, email, letter, etc)

  • Back office - Track grants/sponsors, send thank yous, generate annually recurring efforts

Frederick Pride

Coordinator: Ruth Bushnell -

  • Develop the theme for Frederick’s annual Pride celebration

  • Work with the Pride committee developing events, programming and Pride atmosphere

  • Select an area of focus to develop (entertainment, logistics, concessions, food, sponsorship)

Interested in just helping out for the day? Join our mailing list at to receive single day volunteer opportunities.