Meet Center Volunteer Efren Matos


The Los Angeles LGBT Center is a safe place where you can be yourself, and being a Center volunteer has given me the opportunity to embrace and unite with my community. It has given me such a sense of pride and belonging.

I became a volunteer seven years ago to actively participate in an organization that is aware of our needs and helps our community to reach its goals and to thrive.

As a volunteer, I have helped in various ways from greeting and checking in donors at fundraisers, mailing out the senior monthly newsletter, and ushering seniors to the theater on Movie Day.

I also help our Volunteering Resources department with the Center’s yearly holiday decorations, and I am responsible for the handwritten birthday cards that are mailed to our hundreds of volunteers.

Anyone who is considering volunteering should know that our Center is a safe, caring, compassionate, non-judgmental organization that is dedicated to helping all members of our LGBTQ community.


  • Hometown: Matanzas, Cuba
  • Year Started at Center: 2013
  • Volunteer Position: Seniors Services/Volunteer Resources


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