During National Volunteer Appreciation Week, The Trevor Project’s staff celebrated our amazing volunteers with awards, social media features, and enormous gratitude.
In New York, staff held a Volunteer Awards Ceremony where veteran volunteers for Trevor Lifeline were honored with trophies and MVP volunteers for Lifeguard Workshops, TrevorChat, TrevorSpace, Pride celebrations, as well as administration volunteers were given 5 year anniversary pins and MVP awards. Food ranged from empanadas and yucca bites to veggie skewers and cake.
“Volunteer appreciation is important because volunteers are the heart of The Trevor Project,” said Jennifer Dugan, Trevor’s new Community Engagement Coordinator. “They make our services possible!”
NextGen New York members also held a ceremony at Viacom. “Trevor All Star” awards were given to NextGen leaders and volunteers who’ve gone above and beyond in their duties. Food and drinks were provided and an after party was hosted at a nearby venue.
Los Angeles volunteers also celebrated during a Volunteer Awards Ceremony at Broadstone Candara, a beautiful donated space in Hollywood, where passed appetizers were donated by Marino Ristorante. Here, a wide range of volunteers from all aspects of the organization were honored with certificates, pins, and trophies. Later, volunteers gathered at Sassafras Saloon in Hollywood for an after party.
Danielle Orner, Trevor’s Community Engagement Associate in Los Angeles, said, “We ask so much from our volunteers, who will spend approximately 150 hours training and supporting LGBTQ youth. So many of them go above and beyond to participate in fundraising, additional programs, and mentorship. Each volunteer’s passion, commitment, and talent are invaluable to preventing suicide nationwide.”
Are you interested in volunteering for The Trevor Project? Visit Trvr.org/Volunteer to learn more!