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 4/27/2017:

  • Members of Mazzoni Center's Board of Directors
  • Outreach Volunteers
  • Outreach/Tabling at Community Events
  • Small Group Project Opportunities Available
  • Front Desk Concierge at Washington West Location (12th and Locust)
  • Development and Marketing Committee and Subcomittee
  • Become a Mazzoni Center Community Champion by hosting your own event!
  • 2017 Philadelphia Trans Health Conference Intern

 

Members of Mazzoni Center's Board of Directors

Mazzoni Board Recruitment Priorities

Mazzoni Center's Board of Directors meets on average 7 to 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, especially people of color, women, and trans-identified individuals to apply for consideration to the Mazzoni Center Board Governance Committee.  

Talent-wise, in the short-term, the agency would benefit from board candidates with one or more of the following experience: 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 candidates who are widely networked in pools of people and resources into which Mazzoni Center needs additional access.  

Ideal candidates 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 one of the agency's active committees.  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 Immediate Past President and Governance Chair, Kelly Harris at [email protected] or call 267.221.0399.

 

2017 Philadelphia Trans Health Conference Intern

This position will provide support and assistance to Mazzoni Center’s Philadelphia Trans Health Conference planning, projects, initiatives, and special events.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
Assist PTHC general conference coordinator and Professional Development Manager with duties and tasks related to the planning and implementation of the PTHC; including but not limited to: 
  • Prepare the materials and any other logistical considerations 
  • Various administrative tasks 
  • Support the planning and organization of PTHC
  • Assist with special events and materials, including outreach, data collection, special events organization 
  • Protect client information and records at all times in compliance with agency Confidentiality Policy and Pennsylvania Act 148
  • Participate in Mazzoni Center meetings as needed
  • Lift up to 25 lbs and transporting of materials
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by PTHC coordinator and/or Training Manager
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Punctual and professional
  • Coachable and willing to learn
  • Working knowledge of gender diversity
  • Working knowledge of the LGBTQ communities
  • Strong computer skills
  • Strong communication skills
This position is temporary and will last from April 2017 – September 2017. Hours are flexible leading up to the conference; availability is required during all three days of the conference September 7-9, 2017.  Minimum of 6 hours/week. Hours will be mainly completed in an agreed upon schedule between 9AM and 5PM, but some evening/weekend hours may be requested.  There may be opportunities to extend the internship if agreed upon by both the intern and Mazzoni Center staff.
 
To apply, send your resume and a cover letter to:

 

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)
Monday-Friday
9 a.m. –  1 p.m.
 
 
 
Development and Marketing Committee and Subcommittees
 
 
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 in the seven months leading up to the gala
Justice in Action Planning Committee – meets once a month, on average, for 7 to 8 months
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 early 2017 with the purpose of raising major gifts for Mazzoni’s new home at Broad and Bainbridge
 
 
Become a Mazzoni Center Community Champion!

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])