Volunteer Application


Hello Prospective Volunteer,

The San Diego LGBT Community Center is very excited that you are interested in volunteering for our programs and events!

We are fortunate to have more than 800 active volunteers assisting us at The Center!

The Center's volunteer recruitment procedure is as follows:

  1. Complete our online volunteer application.
  2. After completing the application, you will receive an email (generally within three business days), inviting you to attend a New Volunteer Orientation session. Please respond to that email and indicate which orientation you plan to attend.
  3. Attend orientation, during which you will be fingerprinted as part of our mandatory Live Scan background check. During the orientation we will share more details about the various volunteer opportunities available to you.
  4. Once The Center has received your Live Scan results, we will contact you to inform you of your volunteer status.

We are very excited to have you join us as a part of our volunteer team!

Special Note: If you are unable to complete the process within three (3) months, your file may be deleted from our system.

Thank you,
Coordinator - Volunteer Resources

1. Volunteer Contact Information













Date of Birth:


If you respond and have not already registered, you will receive periodic updates and communications from The Center.





Criminal History

Have you ever been convicted of a crime?

Question - Required - Conviction:


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Question - Not Required - Please indicate the areas that you may be interested in volunteering. Check all that apply.


Emergency Contact


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Volunteer Agreement

I Agree

I understand and agree that submitting this application form does not automatically register me as a volunteer at The San Diego LGBT Community Center, and that there may be certain qualifications I must meet, including the acceptance of established volunteer policies and procedures before I may begin volunteering.


As an applicant for volunteer services with The San Diego LGBT Community Center (The Center), I recognize that beginning volunteer service with The Center is conditional upon my successfully passing reference and background screenings. I understand that The Center may conduct Reference and Background Checks thoroughly and within the confines of all applicable state and federal laws.

In consideration of The Center's review of my volunteer application, I hereby release, discharge, and exonerate The Center, its agents, employees, assigns, and representatives and any individuals or entities furnishing information from any and all claims or liabilities that might arise from the inquiry into or disclosure of such information, including claims under any federal, state, or local civil rights law and any claims for defamation or invasion of privacy.

I hereby voluntarily consent to and authorize The Center, or its authorized representative bearing this release or copy thereof, in connection with my volunteer application with The Center, to conduct inquiries related to my character, general reputation, personal characteristics, or mode of living. This information may include but is not necessarily limited to the following:

  • Criminal and Civil History
  • Certification and Licensing (if required for volunteer position)
  • Educational Credentials (if required for volunteer position)
  • Reference Checks

I authorize all persons who may have information relevant to this research to disclose such information to The Center, or its agents, and I hereby release all persons from liability on account of true and accurate disclosure.

I understand that I will be immediately informed should the background check reveal some adverse information. If no adverse information is received, I will not receive any further communication on this issue.

By submitting this form, I attest that the information I have provided on the form is true and accurate. By checking the "I AGREE" box below, I am agreeing to items 1 and 2 listed above.

* Should the volunteer applicant choose not to check this box or have any questions, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@thecentersd.org.

Question - Required - Volunteer Agreement

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