Annual Report FY2014

The Trevor Project’s life-saving programs would not be possible without our team of skilled volunteers. After intensive 40-hour trainings, these generous people offer their compassion and time to help LGBTQ youth over the phone, chat, text, and online.

We also have a strong team of event, administrative, and non-programmatic volunteers who generously give their time and energy to help further our mission. Whether it’s stuffing Resource Kits, preparing donor letters, or staffing the registration at TrevorLIVE, these volunteers are an integral part of ensuring The Trevor Project is always here to help LGBTQ youth in crisis.

In FY14, we had 871 volunteers in 41 states and over 1,000 people who attended our volunteer orientations.

It’s important to recognize that every Trevor volunteer goes above and beyond to support LGBTQ young people in crisis. To show our appreciation, The Trevor Project held our first Volunteer Holiday Parties in New York and Los Angeles this past December 2013. In April 2014, our team also decorated the Lifeline call centers and held parties to recognize Volunteer Appreciation Week. Then, we joined forces with employees from MicroEdge LL and Simon & Schuster to mail nearly 300 volunteer appreciation letters and commemorative pins for volunteers who have given over 50 hours of service.

Here are a few quotes from some of these volunteer heroes.

Spotlight on VICKY

“There is no doubt in my mind that my time at Trevor has made me a better volunteer, partner, friend and person. One moment that stands out from my experience would be the time a young person cried with happiness upon hearing that she was welcome to reach out to Trevor any time and we’d always be there to listen. Those moments make all the tough moments worth it for me. I love being a part of the Trevor family.”

Spotlight on JUSTIN

“I love volunteering at Trevor for many reasons, but one of the best things I take away is that it is very humbling and grounding. I’m constantly reminded that we are all one in the same, we all have struggles, and each human being is no more or no less because of their struggles.”

Spotlight on CATERINA

“It’s difficult to put into words what an incredible experience it has been to volunteer with Trevor. I’m constantly reminded how powerful it is to support someone as they share their story – to allow them to tell their personal narrative in a safe and welcoming space. I’m humbled to be invited into these youths’ lives and to witness their inspiring courage to reach out during a time when many are afraid to do so. It’s these youth who make every second that I volunteer more than worth it.”