“V” is for Volunteering

Volunteering is Vonderful

Lisa A. Koenecke

Welcome to the letter “V” of my LGBTQ Resources A-Z blog! During my advocacy for the LGBTQ community, one of the most rewarding ways to spend my time was Volunteering. In this article, I will give you resources and ideas where you, too, can learn where to volunteer.

We are extreemly lucky to live in the Madison, Wisconsin area. Our favorite organization to volunteer for is GSAFE, the Gay Straight Alliance for Safe Schools. GSAFE is where I became “Lady Rainbow” and the lunch lady. My wife volunteered on their board of directors, and for numerous events. When I would get questions regarding LGBTQ issues that I couldn’t answer, I would rattle of their phone number (608) 661-4141 and website www.gsafewi.org as THE “go to” for resources.

Scholarship Opportunities for LGBTQ Youth | GSAFE

Another great organization with tremendous vounteers is PFLAG. Parents & Friends of Lesbians of Gays. Please remember that PFLAG serves more…

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Published by Lisa Koenecke

An award-winning motivational speaker looking to help you succeed! Lisa is a proven collaborative leader and systems change advocate. She grew up on a farm and spent 20 summers as a camp director for both the YMCA and the Girl Scouts. After receiving her master's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, she has been a middle and high school counselor for 12 years. She is the Past President of the Wisconsin School Counselor Association and has served on the American School Counselor Association Board of Directors. Currently, Lisa is an Adjunct Instructor at Lakeland University training the next generation of counselors.

One thought on ““V” is for Volunteering

  1. Vunderful you little Dutchman It is so vunderful to follow you on Facebook and makes my heart happy to see how you have grown especially since you found Angie. All we can do is keep supporting you and being thankful to you for saving so many lives. Hugs and love. Your favorite aunt and uncle 😇💞❣


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