Miami's LGBTQ Community Center

Center Ops

At Pridelines, we rely on volunteers to help us in all aspects of our work. From answering the phones and greeting guests as they visit our community centers to preparing meals, sorting donations, providing holistic therapies and mental health counseling, and facilitating groups, we could not do it without the dedicated people who donate their time to us each year. For this blog post we asked Ken Demsey, Pridelines’ Volunteer Coordinator, to share his experience volunteering with the agency.

Pridelines started 2019 off with the generous help of the FIU LGBTQA Initiative, UM LGBTQ Student Center, and Aqua Foundation for Women who came to Pridelines for a day of service, and what a wonderful job they did. With a total of 38 FIU students, staff members, and community volunteers, the LGBTQA initiative came to help with a few hands-on tasks in and around the community center. The group cleared the back garden area, collecting and removing all trash, fallen fruit, and palm fronds from the ground, as well as swept and washed the back patio.