Volunteer Opportunities

Your time and energy can make a difference! Mazzoni Center relies on our volunteers to help us spread the word about our programs and services, engage with the public at community events, and much more.

There are many ways you can participate as a volunteer at Mazzoni.  Currently, we are only considering applications for specific positions, which you can view below. If you do not see a position you are interested in, please check back regularly for updates on new opportunities. If you are are interested in donating, please visit our donate page here.

Please note, volunteers must be able to abide by Mazzoni Center confidentiality standards, and represent the organization in a professional manner appropriate with the event. All positions are unpaid volunteer opportunities. We appreciate your support!

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Positions updated as of 6/15/2017:


Members of Mazzoni Center's Board of Directors

Mazzoni Board and Committee Recruitment Priorities

Mazzoni Center's all volunteer Board of Directors meets on average 10 times a year to participate in further developing the overall agency policies, financial health, vision, strategy, and resource development for the organization.  Mazzoni Center's board is seeking multi-talented, diverse candidates for the board and committees, especially people of color, women, and trans-identified individuals to apply to the Mazzoni Center Board Governance Committee for consideration.  

Talent-wise, in the short-term, the agency would benefit from both board appointment and standing committee candidates with one or more of the following experiences: broad and deep accounting expertise, legal experience as it relates to nonprofit organizations and civil/LGBTQ rights, candidates with a human resources or strategic staffing development perspective, connections to government and public agencies.  

Ideal candidates and volunteers for the board or a standing committee have a strong affinity for Mazzoni's mission* statement, are available for weeknight meetings, can be available for evening or weekend events/annual retreat, express willingness to fundraise or speak about the organization with constituents, and must serve on at least one of the agency's active committees.  Through fiscal year 2018, the estimated amount of time that a board member is expected to spend on volunteering is about 10 hours a month. The minimum give or get (through fundraising or direct contributions) is currently $1,000 per fiscal year and may be accomplished through special events, online fundraising, and house parties. Board members are committed individuals and make an annual written pledge to attend at least 70% of all board and committee meetings.

Mazzoni's annual reports contain a terrific overview of all programs and financials and are posted on our website here: https://www.mazzonicenter.org/annual-reports

*Mazzoni Center's mission is to provide quality comprehensive health and wellness services in an LGBTQ-focused environment, while preserving the dignity and improving the quality of life of the individuals we serve.

For more information, contact Governance Chair, Kelly Harris at [email protected].

Volunteer Receptionist - 1348 Bainbridge Street

We’re looking for a few dedicated volunteers to help staff the reception area in Mazzoni Center’s new building at 1348 Bainbridge Street, Monday through Friday mornings from 9-1 and Monday through Thursday evenings between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m., starting in June.

Mazzoni Center is moving at the end of May, and the new building will be home to our family and community medical practice our behavioral health program, as well as care services, education and prevention programs, and more.  We welcome compassionate volunteers to help fulfill our mission of providing quality nonjudgmental health care for all. 
Responsibilities of this role include:
  • Greeting visitors, especially patients and clients, at the front desk. 
  • Advising staff members of visitors’ arrivals.
  • Answering the phone and being pleasant and helpful to callers. 
Important qualities for this role are:
  • Comfort working with people from diverse ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic, and sexual orientations/gender identities and presentations.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Good collaborative, interpersonal, and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to think on your feet.
  • Basic computer skills a plus.
  • Reliability/adherence to a set schedule 

Outreach Volunteers
(All opportunities filled through April 2017)

The outreach team works on our MTU (Mobile Testing Unit) or at Washington West Project to saturate areas in Philadelphia with information about Mazzoni services. Volunteers will conduct outreach duties including informing community members of HIV/STI screening services, agency information, and handing out condoms. Volunteers in this position must be comfortable working with people from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds, and diverse sexual/gender identities and presentations. Over 21 years of age preferred but 18 and over will be considered.

Location: Mobile Testing Unit, Gayborhood (Washington West Project, 1201 Locust).
Term: Ongoing as needed; times vary Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays. Days, times, and location may vary. Two to four hour shifts available at each site. Department: Prevention and Education 
Contact Vince Du for more information ([email protected]). 

Outreach/Tabling at Community Events

Help represent and promote Mazzoni Center!  Volunteers needed to help staff tables at upcoming community events.  Must be comfortable engaging and interacting with diverse populations and forms of expression.  Volunteers interested in this opportunity can be kept "on call" until the time of a community event; a regular schedule is not required.  Minimum 2-3 hour shifts and some training/orientation required, familiarity with Mazzoni Center services preferred, but not necessary.  Age: 18+.  Transportation not provided. Department: Development & Marketing Contact Michael Kelly for more information ([email protected])

Small Group Project Opportunity

Mazzoni hosts safer sex kit-stuffing parties, where volunteers put condoms, lube and safer-sex information into a packet for distribution.  Last year we distributed approximately 170,000 condoms and safer sex kits at our three locations and at community events.  This is a great opportunity for 5 – 10 of your friends and colleagues to get together for a hands-on project that really can make a difference.  We will work with you to set a date and time, though Tuesdays and Fridays before 5 p.m. are preferred. Contact Michael Kelly for more information ([email protected])

Front Desk Concierge at Washington West Location (12th and Locust)

(All opportunities filled until further notice)

(4 hour shifts)
9 a.m. –  1 p.m.
Development and Marketing Committee (meets second Mondays of each month from 6 to 7 p.m.)
Elixir Planning Committee (and subcommittees) – meets twice a month starting in July 2017
Justice in Action Planning Committee – meets once a month, starting June 2017.
Kitchen Cabinet – Marketing Subcommittee – will be revitalized in 2017 and will meet monthly
Major Gifts Campaign Committee – non-board member participants are being recruited for a start time in 2017 with the purpose of raising major gifts for Mazzoni’s new home at Broad and Bainbridge

Have you thought about throwing an event to raise money for Mazzoni Center? Mazzoni Center Community Champions are individuals, groups and organizations that throw fundraisers for Mazzoni Center. Last fiscal year, Community Champions raised over $79,265 for our programs and services. House parties, Cabaret or club nights, drag shows, carnation sales, happy hours, participations in triathalons, bake sales, and bowling tournaments are just some of the ways our friends and supporters have worked with us in the past. We'll provide the administrative support and work with you... you throw the event! Contact Michael Kelly for more information ([email protected])