Volunteer

Volunteering at the Center is a rewarding and fun way to make a difference in our community. Your experience will undoubtedly be a unique one, and you’ll touch many lives! There are a variety of ways that you can get involved as a volunteer. We are always looking for talented, compassionate and energetic folks.


Youth (13-18) Peer Support Facilitator

Volunteering as a Facilitator is a fun way to engage with Center clients while providing them with valuable educational experiences in peer-led environments. As a Program Facilitator, you will be trained execute program curriculum and properly facilitate groups on your own.

For additional information, contact our Youth Coordinator James Vertrees: james@lgbtqcenterofbaycounty.org

Volunteer training classes are held at the Center located at 1608 Baker Court, Room 6, Panama City.

  • You must be at least 25 years old
  • You must pass a background check
  • Complete the free Mandatory Reporting Certification
  • Volunteer training takes about 2 hours and is required for everyone interested in facilitating our youth support groups or for supervising activities for youth 13-18
  • See also the one-hour course for teachers in grade 1 through 12: Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect

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    Administrative Assistant

    Are you tech savvy or love organizing? Assist the Center with administrative functions such as organizing databases, filing, preparing our program space and assisting with special events. No additional training for this position! For additional information, contact us

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    Volunteer Spotlight

    "Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead

    We are incredibly grateful to the growing number of community members who have said yes to joining our dynamic team; helping to make the LGBTQ Center of Bay County a welcoming space to find critical resources, referral services, support groups, cultural programs and social events. Each month we shine a spotlight on volunteers who proudly represent the mission of the Center. This month the Center is proud to shine the volunteer spotlight on...

    Ardella and Pat Moran

    Ardella and Pat Moran are world travelers, crusaders for social justice, veterans of the United States Air Force and two time Peace Corps volunteers. Their energy, dependability, and continual engagement with everyone and everything we do here at the Center is inspiring. They fuel The Center’s engine by building community and family and by supporting events and initiatives. Pat and Ardella, we appreciate your contributions and could not serve the community without you.

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    1608 Bakers Court, Room 6
    Panama City, FL 32401
    (850) 252-5145

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