Empowering Spirits Foundation, Inc.
March 20, 2010
I started volunteering for Empowering Spirits Foundation last September, as a local volunteer coordinator for a national event. The mission of the organization (to create opportunities for GLBT individuals to have non-confrontational dialog with non-GLBT individuals through community service activities) was right up my alley, because I am passionate about community service, and I am also gay. The event in my area was basically rained out, but I continued to volunteer for ESF, writing grants, and now I am on the Board of Directors. I believe in what ESF does, the management (Latham Staples) and the few paid staff are all great to work with, and I truly believe that they are making a huge difference in our country. It is great to have at least one day a year where we can go volunteer as "out" GLBT and feel safe and know we are making a difference.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
The feeling that I am personally working towards true equality and respect of the general population towards my (the GLBT) community, while encouraging people to do community service that positively impacts other communities at the same time.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
Everyone I have met at ESF has been amazing!
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
Change the world!
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every week
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & I volunteered on a Habitat for Humanity build, write grants, and volunteer on the board.