At Giving Through Jewelry 10% of all sales are donated to a charity of the buyers choice. We realize that there are a lot of charities to choose from so we would like to highlight some of our favorites. This month’s featured charity is The Trevor Project Check out our FACEBOOK page at the beginning of each month to see how much was donated.
Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.
Want to get involved with The Trevor Project’s life-saving work but don’t know where to start?
The Trevor Project is dedicated to recruiting qualified volunteers to provide life-saving, life-affirming support to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. As the heart of The Trevor Project, our volunteers accomplish societal and individual change by creating safe spaces for LGBTQ youth in crisis and promoting awareness of Trevor’s resources. Through their endeavors, Trevor is dedicated to uplifting and supporting our volunteers as they work to empower LGBTQ youth nationwide.
Programmatic Volunteer Opportunities
TREVORCHAT & TREVORTEXT VOLUNTEER
TrevorChat /TrevorText volunteers are trained to answer instant messages or texts online from young people who are struggling with issues such as coming out, LGBTQ identity, depression and suicide. Volunteers need access to a computer in a private location with a strong internet connection, and should be comfortable with instant messaging and with using the Internet.
TREVOR LIFELINE VOLUNTEER
Trevor Lifeline volunteer are trained to answer calls on the Trevor Lifeline from young people who are feeling suicidal or need a safe, non-judgmental place to talk. This is an onsite volunteer opportunity and those interested need to live near our Call Centers which are located in LA and NYC.
Engagement volunteers support the Community Engagement Department by leading volunteer orientations, tabling at recruitment fairs, and training incoming volunteers in basic Trevor 101.
Event volunteers support The Trevor Project at various events throughout the year including TrevorLIVE, Pride and Trevor Ambassador City fundraisers. Tasks may include event set-up and strike, escorting VIP guests, guest and volunteer check-ins, gift bag assembly and more.
Admin Volunteers help Trevor staff members with mailings, filing and other administrative tasks. When projects become available, volunteers are contacted depending on their interests, availability and skills. This is an onsite volunteer opportunity only located in LA & NYC.
How to Apply
- Attend Orientation
Learn more details about the organization, volunteer opportunities and what will be the best fit for you. *Please note: You must be at least 18 years old to volunteer. If you are under 18 please consider our Trevor Youth Advisory Council.
If you are interested in volunteering at The Trevor Project, please click here for our orientation schedule.
- Submit an Application
- Get a Background Check
- Complete Training