I am a volunteer helpline counselor with the Trevor Helpline. TTP is an amazing organization that has such a huge positive impact on the LGBTQ youth of this country. The staff really knows how to make the volunteers feel appreciated and it has been an absolute joy to give my time to this wonderful and valuable organization. I can't think of a better place to give my efforts to.
I have been a donor and volunteer helpline counselor for nearly three years, and I cannot imagine a better place to give of myself.
This is an amazing organization. I have been involved with Trevor for the last 2 years now and have such an amazing journey. The hotline is available 24/7 and reaches millions of LGBTQ youth. There is no more valuable organization to help build and protect the future of the LGBTQ community.
I've been with The Trevor Project (TTP) for nearly a year and it has changed my life forever. I have been given the opportunity to save young powerful educated LGBTQ youth in their time of need. These youth have reminded me, that without TTP, they would not have the strength to fight. To fight for equal rights, to fight for themselfes and the cards they've been dealt. To fight for what they believe, for happiness, and for strength to empower themselves to make a difference in their own world. Everyday when I work with Trevor Staff, it reminds me that without them, it wouldn't be possible. Without the funds of $15.00 per call, we wouldn't have the ability to empower the youth, and that there would be no light at the end of their tunnel, in a time of need
The Trevor Project is one of the best organizations I have volunteered with. The counselor training is phenomenal and the clinical support is amazing. All of the counselors are so passionate about the Trevor Project mission and they are wonderful on the phones. It is the only group I know of that reaches out to some many young GLBT people and lets them know that help is there for them and life is worth living.
The Trevor Project is an outstanding non-profit organization committed to literally saving lives of LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender and Questioning) youth, (ages 13-24) everyday, 24/7. Everyday phone calls are received an answered by volunteers. Sometimes, a young person calling in may have a simple question about their sexuality, other times, they are ready to end their life at that moment with a gun or a bottle of pills in their hand -- but they have called The Trevor Project's toll free number to reach out before they end their life. Calls are taken from all over the country from large and small cities to rural towns. Every Trevor Project helpline counselor receives extensive training before they ever answer a phone call. I know lives are saved by The Trevor Project, because I have personally helped several young people not to kill themselves and have sent emergency services to several individuals who were going to take their own life. The Trevor Project will take a phone call from any person regardless of their age or sexual orientation and help them regardless of what their situation is. Some callers are in crisis, some are suicidal and other callers just need to talk to someone and have them listen. There are many links on the The Trevor Project's website -- www.thetrevorproject.org for young people. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and TrevorBlog have now become resources for youth to further assist young people. There is a link entitled "Suicide Resources" which lists resources across the entire country for young people who may need help. This particular link offers not only suicidal resources, but other organizations such as health and counseling centers for LGBTQ youth. The Trevor Survival Kit can be requested by any organization and will be mailed out. The kit contains posters, resource guides, phone number cards, a video and instructional program information for organizations or schools to discuss the myriad of issues surrounding suicide, personal identity and sexual orientation. In addition, a resource guide can be downloaded from the website. The organization has also established a social network called www.TrevorSpace.org where youth can reach out to each other and where articles are posted by The Trevor Project. The entire staff is committed to helping saving lives and they know that volunteers are a key resource. The staff constantly encourages feedback from the volunteers to improve the organization. But most importantly, the staff reacts to the feedback given by volunteers and takes the feedback, either negative or positive, in a constructive and positive manner. The Trevor Project sponsors outreach programs to middle and high schools, and works closely with other organizations to end the discrimination of those young individuals who may have a different sexual preference, gender identity or are questioning any aspect of themself. Volunteering for The Trevor Project has changed my life forever. Knowing that there are young people in this country who are suffering or wanting to kill themself because parents, family, friends, teachers, religious organizations or school officials do not want to accept what a young person feels about their sexual identity or orientation has prompted me to continue to be an advocate for LGBTQ youth for the rest of my life. I am proud to be associated with The Trevor Project as a volunteer helpline counselor and work as a team with other counselors and the staff to end prejudice and save young lives. Most importantly, it an honor and a privilege to talk to young people on every single call I answer. Young people are intelligent, sensitive and smart. I am proud to be available to any young person that calls The Trevor Project for any assistance they need. I know that on the other line a young person may just have a simple question or is reaching out for help and, I, volunteering on behalf of The Trevor Project, may be the last resource or person they have to talk to before they decide to end their precious life. If it wasn't for The Trevor Project, who would a young person have called? Please help me to honor and endorse The Trevor Project which continues to be of service and save lives. You can read more about The Trevor Project by visiting www.thetrevorproject.org. If you are a young person in crisis or considering suicide, or just need to talk to someone about any issue, please feel free to confidentially call the toll-free Trevor helpline phone number at 1-866-4-U-TREVOR (1 866-488-7386). Every phone line counselor wants to be available to help you and will treat you with respect, sensitivity and assist you with your situation. The Trevor Project believes all lives are important and is available to help you.
It's a group with such a clear sense of purpose. There's nothing political about it. The Trevor Project reaches out around the country to young adults, teens, and kids, who are in need of some kind of support. Whether suicidal, depressed, lonely, or just full of questions, TTP is there to help them. They are an amazing and heartfelt group of people. They are clearly making America safer for LBGTQ kids and giving them hope when they feel like giving up on life.
All of the volunteers are compassionate and dedicated to helping LGBT youth. The organization is unique in that it serves LGBT youth nationwide. I love the people of trevor project because they save lives and make a real positive difference.
Trevor is still the nation's only 24/7 suicide prevention and crisis intervention helpline for LGBTQ youth (though the helpline takes calls from anyone, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender ID). I am proud to be a helpline counselor playing a small part in the Trevor mission. I am constantly blown away by the feedback of callers who thank us for literally saving their lives; Trevor is often the last lifeline for kids (and adults) with no other place to turn. Trevor also takes its slogan "You Are Not Alone" directly into schools and community organizations in the form of the Lifeguard Program, offering workshops on youth suicide and LGBTQ issues; filling a huge need for today's youth and opening up honest dialogue among students, creating much needed LGBTQ allies. And all these Trevor services are FREE OF CHARGE!! The Trevor Project doesn't just talk about the need for change; it CREATES the change!
The Trevor Project is phenomenal! Their staff is such a team that not only cares about the organizations mission to the T but each other and work so well together. I have participated as a guest performer with their staff for their popular varitey show fundraisers, sold out many nights!!! Additionally, I am so proud of Erin English and her dedication to curriculum and program development over the course of this year for the Youth Outreach/Student Mentor program. Her note worthy experience and hard work will be effecting lives across the nation with person to person training for dealing effectively with gay/lesbian issues and targeting the youth to stand up and help one another locally. She is an asset to the organization, and in turn the organization is a tremendous asset to the next generation, leading leaders of human rights and individuals who will lift up their own communities and provide hope for those who live in fear of being who they are. The Trevor Project operates at multiple levels of outreach, from preventive education to traumatic care for affected youth which makes them such a dynamic organization at their core. I hope that Trevor sticks around to see many generations through and continue to stick it to inequality. They definitely are in need of such official recognition, may they win!!!
I love what The Trevor Project does - it's important work and they do it well. TrevorSpace especially seems to be a wonderful tool for queer youth to find community, no matter where they are geographically.
I've been involved with The Trevor Project for over a year and can genuinely say that it's one of the most incredible, selfless organizations of which I've ever been a part. The people are kind and giving and the mission could not be more important. Although it's a LGBTQ Helpline, Trevor never turns away anyone, gay, straight or other who needs help and guidance.
The Trevor Project is a very important resource, if not the only resource, for LGBT youth across the country. I got involved with Trevor because I wish there was a resource like this when I was younger and I do not want the LGBT youth of today and tomorrow to have to suffer the same kind of isolation, grief and misplaced guilt that some of us had to go through as we struggled with our identities. As the Trevor Project's visibility increases, the call volume also increases and more money and volunteers are needed. While the helpline is an important resource for those pushed to the edge, Trevor is expanding their education programs in schools and communities to help prevent the bullying and abuse that lead LGBT and questioning youth to need the helpline in the first place. The Trevor Project is an amazing organization.
I heard about the Trevor Project years ago when HBO first aired the film TREVOR, and jumped at the chance to get involved as a helpline counselor almost two years ago. I feel recommitted by the incredible energy and dedication of the staff and volunteers and everyone's vigilant dedication to the Project's mission, but most of all, by the boundless courage and strength of the teens and young adults who call the helpline, log onto trevor space, or write to dear trevor.
In 2008, I became a volunteer helpline counselor having known about the Trevor Project for a few years. Over the past 10 months, I have only become more passionate about the cause. To hear directly from young people across the country and listen to their stories of confusion, rejection, depression, and the whole gamut of other emotions makes me realize how absolutely necessary it is to have people available 24/7 to talk, or simply just to listen. Many times I have heard from callers that it is the first time they have talked to a gay person, or the first time they have considered that they don't need to be ashamed for being who they truly are. Many of us know that one of the best ways to get through tough times is to have someone to talk to, and for the many youth out there who can't talk to someone where they are, The Trevor Project will be there. The combination of the Helpline, TrevorSpace, Dear Trevor, Survival Kits, and school workshops allows The Trevor Project to take an effective, multi-faceted approach to crisis and suicide prevention.
The Trevor Project talks to young people every day who have no one else to turn to besides the counselors on the helpline. Speaking to one person who understands you can be the difference between accepting yourself and trying to hurt yourself, and Trevor provides understanding and support to every caller. The staff and volunteers are empathetic and professional, and I'm honored to be a part of it.
I have been volunteering with The Trevor Project for a year now and joining this organization was the best decision I ever made. The Trevor Project provides an invaluable service to LGBTQ youth throughout the country and the people that make up the organization are all amazing. Trevor serves as a reminder to struggling youth that they are not alone and provides an essential service that would be unavailable were it not for the hard work and dedication of all of its volunteers. I’m couldn't be prouder to be part of this organization filled with so many caring people that come together on a daily basis to save young lives.
The Trevor Project is an INCREDIBLE organization. Social stigma puts a tremendous burden on gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth who can sometimes feel that the only way to make things better is to take their own lives. The Trevor Project is unique in doing outreach to educate teens about LGBT issues and to train volunteers to do suicide prevention and crisis intervention with youth on a daily basis. Through the various services provided by this organization, countless lives are saved and even more youth are given a sense that someone is there for them when it seems like no one else is.
The Trevor Project redefines the term "difference maker". The strides it is taking in the LGBT community are hugely heroic. The helpline saves lives daily and provides the much needed guidance to the young LGBT community that begets the all-important necessary sense of pride all people need.
The Trevor Project has enabled LGBT youth in any community to have a fighting chance when the expected support systems are failing in their lives. The staff is incredibly dedicated and inspiring to work with and does some of the most important work I've ever been a part of.