Pacific Center for Human Growth

Founded in 1973, Pacific Center for Human Growth is the oldest LGBTQ+ center in the Bay Area, the third oldest in the nation, and operates the only sliding scale mental health clinic for LGBTQ+ people and their families in Alameda County.

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Volunteer With Us

I needed a safe space for her, to be free, to be me.  The Pacific Center gave me this incredible gift and more.

Photo via The Gender Spectrum Collection

Pacific Center is always looking for volunteers.  The Pacific Center is committed to the inclusion of all members of our community. QTPOC and people with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.

 

Front Desk and Outreach Team Volunteers

Generally, Front desk volunteers serve as the first point of contact between Pacific Center and the community. Volunteers answer the door and phone, respond to emails, assist in admin and facility tasks, and help provide resources to people that reach out to Pacific Center.

Alternatively, Outreach Team volunteers attend events around the Bay as representatives of Pacific Center to provide information and resources to the community. They participate in tabling and events staffing.

Interested volunteers can participate in one or both programs. All volunteer shifts are typically 3-hours in length and require a minimum 3-6 month commitment, depending on the volunteer responsibilities. Most shifts take place between 9:30 am and 9:30 pm, Monday – Friday. Successful applicants must complete an application, clear background check, and appropriate training. 

Skill-based Volunteerism and Internships

Pacific Center offers internships and long term volunteer opportunities to community members. These are opportunities to share your skills with our agency in valuable ways, mentor staff, or gain valuable skills yourself and build up your resume. We want this to be a mutually beneficial relationship. If you are excited about any of the following, you may apply here - applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 

Media Production Intern

  • Create media content to be used in outreach materials and fundraising campaigns

  • Conduct community member interviews

  • Research fundraising best practices to create effective media

  • Support the efforts of year end and other giving campaigns 

  • Minimum commitment of 6 months

 

Development Intern/Donor Database Assistant

  • Manage donor database

  • Create a grant reporting schedule to identify grant fundraising opportunities  

  • Complete grant applications for a variety of programs

  • Assist with city and county reporting

  • Compile and submit grant reporting data

  • Weekly 3-4 hr shift, with a minimum commitment of 6 months

 

Facilities Volunteer

  • Building Maintenance 

  • Repairs

  • Furniture assembly

  • Assisting with facilities improvements

  • Starts immediately, with a minimum commitment of 3 months

  • Flexible schedule, with daytime and some weekends needed.