In December, The Trevor Project hosted two volunteer appreciation holiday parties for our incredible, irreplaceable volunteers. Often behind–the-scenes, these people are the backbone of our organization, and support over 100,000 LGBTQ young people every year.
Los Angeles volunteers and their welcomed guests came together at The Surly Goat to enjoy drinks and refreshments, and spent time taking spontaneous pictures in our photo booth.
“I had a ton of fun, as did so many of my co-volunteers and friends. It was really fantastic to have some bonding moments outside of the crisis centers, meet new faces, mingle with staff, and feel supported and appreciated by the organization we all care so much about,” said volunteer John Palmer.
The New York volunteers and their loved ones celebrated at Trevor’s headquarters, where attendees couldn’t help but stay past the party’s official end time. Prizes were also raffled off, including a frozen yogurt maker and self-care package from Bath and Body Works.
“We don’t get enough opportunities to shower our volunteers with love and appreciation, so the staff loves being able to show our gratitude at these parties,” said Wes Nemenz, Trevor’s Education Manager for the east coast. “As a staff member, it’s always a treat for us to have all our volunteers from different programs in the same room feeling like one big, silly family.”