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Volunteer with TWC


The Welcoming Committee is preparing to go national with our launch in Atlanta. Read on to learn more about how you can be involved!

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Volunteer with TWC


The Welcoming Committee is preparing to go national with our launch in Atlanta. Read on to learn more about how you can be involved!

The Welcoming Committee is a movement of LGBTQ people who want to experience the whole world, and not just gay bars, in outrageous comfort. How do we it? Easy. First, we build a huge community of LGBTQ folks. And then we simply bring hundreds of our members to concerts, theaters, sports games, nightclubs, and travel destinations in and around the city.

We're already in Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC and we're preparing our debut in Atlanta. Read on to learn more about how you can get involved, and let us know if you're interested!

What you'll find on this page:

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Community Managers


Community Managers are the face of TWC in Atlanta.

Community Managers


Community Managers are the face of TWC in Atlanta.

The Welcoming Committee is nothing without it’s Community Managers. Being a CM is about being more than just a member. They bring the city what it needs most: community. They inspire, they play, they send hugs, they laugh, they listen but most of all they bring the magic. Here’s a few things you can look forward to doing as a CM:

  • Making a lot of new and awesome friends.  (Sounds like the worst, right?)
  • Being the face and name behind your city’s TWC chapter and the key liaison to TWC Headquarters.
  • Launching and maintaining the flagship TWC event: Guerrilla Queer Bar (GQB), plus other non-bar events!
  • Scoping out iconic bars, events, and travel destinations that for one reason or another the LGBTQ community doesn't find themselves going to.
  • Spreading the TWC mission like wild fire.

Sound amazing? Contact us here. Want to know more? Read on.

Community Managers never work alone. While we've built our wishlist of what qualities make a good CM, we think it's more important that two CMs fulfill these together rather than having one person who embodies all of these qualities.

  • Love of connecting people and reaching new ones
  • Willingness to go new places and see different parts of the city
  • Ability to talk to strangers
  • Fun and excited!
  • Social media savvy
  • Committed
  • A good listener
  • Excited by travel and new adventures
  • An influencer and motivator

The perks? Here are a few, plus testimonials from Community Managers in other cities.  

  • Pride in building the largest LGBT community your city has ever seen
  • Meeting and building a network of incredible passionate and dedicated TWC employees & volunteers nationwide
  • Many more perks for events and travel!

Sound like you gig? Let us know here (or just scroll down)!


Testimonials

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“You know when you find something and then wonder how you went your whole life without it? Well, that’s what happened with being a CM for me.  My life changed. And I never knew I had the capacity to do so much and make such an impact. It’s a mutually beneficial relationship being a CM.”
- Mary Pitek, Philly CM

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"Being a Community Manager has been such a positive and wonderful experience. I've met so many people and I couldn’t be happier. Seeing our community come together in support of one another is satisfaction in and of itself. I look forward to future events and hope the community continues to strive and grow together and that each individual feels that they are welcome in any type of environment."
Kevin Haines, Philly CM

 

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Day 1 Club


If Community Managers are the face of TWC, the Day 1 Club is the ready-to-hug set of arms, welcoming newbies into the fold and making sure everyone is having a great time.

Day 1 Club


If Community Managers are the face of TWC, the Day 1 Club is the ready-to-hug set of arms, welcoming newbies into the fold and making sure everyone is having a great time.

The Day 1 Club is the life blood to our movement. If you dig what we are doing and want to be a part of it, then Day 1 Club is for you. The Day 1 Club is a group of 10-15 individuals who opt in because they want to make an impact. Are you a social media savvy person who has a million marketing ideas? Or do you just love meeting and talking to new people? Are you energized by being able to seek out and scope out new spaces for our community to access? Or do you want to involve yourself in an exciting group and make new friends? Any of these reasons are good reasons to join the Day 1 Club.

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Here’s some of what the Day 1 Club does:

  • Has fun!!
  • Leads the movement and empowers others to get involved
  • Gets together about once a month to strategize and plan for what their city wants and needs
  • Spreads the word and gets people to sign up for TWC and come to our events
  • Comes up with original ideas for marketing and events
  • Helps build a list of bars, events and travel destinations for their community to go to
  • Works directly with the city’s Community Managers to execute ideas
  • Is at most GQBs to engage with people who have showed up alone or just want to know more about TWC
  • Makes hats (not a requirement, but Charles from Philly loves TWC so much he printed this fabric and got these made. And Jordan in Boston made these. So... it's basically a tradition at this point.)

We think that the Day 1 Club members usually embody some (not necessarily all) of these qualities:

  • Engaged
  • Excited by TWC and wants to do more than just show up to events
  • Is totally committed to coming to at least 1-2 events per month
  • Likes to connect with people and have fun
  • Is passionate about building community
  • Can walk up and talk to a stranger

Sound awesome? It is. Drop us a line to let us know you're interested!


Testimonials

"I've been involved with other LGBT groups but it's been awesome having a community here in Philly that I can connect with and hang with at least once a month. Being a part of D1C is pretty cool because it gives me a voice in what events/places I think could use some more rainbows and glitter (and we get swag!). I've gained great friends through TWC and am excited to see where TWC takes us next!"
- Erica, Day 1 Club Philly member

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"So far, I've really enjoyed meeting other Day 1 Clubbers. They're an energetic bunch who, like me, enjoy new adventures and experiences every now and then. More so, they're thrilled to share these experiences with others."
- Marquise, Day 1 Club Philly member

“I like being in on the ground floor of a movement that I’m so passionate about. A movement that I get to help shape and decide what it looks like. And with The Welcoming Committee you get what you put into it, tenfold. By being an active member of the community you get back so much community in return.”
- Rada, Day 1 Club Philly member

“Being a member of the Day 1 Club has given me a whole new take on what it means to be LGBT in the city. I usually feel uncomfortable whenever I  go places that aren't specifically LGBT bars, and D1C and The Welcoming Committee has helped show me that any space can be a safe space when you bring in 400 gays.”
- Michael, Day 1 Club Philly member

"Things I love about being a D1Clubber: Welcoming Philly Noobies to the City of Brotherly Love. Encouraging LGBTs to invade neighborhoods outside of the Gayborhood. Bringing people together. Spreading the love. And dancing. ALL OF THE DANCING."
- Tammarah, Day 1 Club Philly member

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I’m new to the ranks of the D1C and it’s kind of hard to put into words how excited I am about it. As a leader of a lot of Latina-related organizing efforts, I learned, sometimes the hard way, the complexities of ally-hood.  Being an ally isn’t just about lip service, though it is about showing up, and it’s more often about listening than it is about making yourself heard. So, I've chosen to channel my ally-hood full-throttle into The Welcoming Committee. It’s a privilege to help out however I can. It’s also hella fun, I can’t lie. The people in TWC and the D1C are top-notch, prime cut, first class. They literally give me faith in the human race.  
- Joey, D1C Philly

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"Engagement. Involvement. New Friends. Having the time of your life."
- Charles, Day 1 Club Philly member

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Become a volunteer


Ready to take over Atlanta? So are we. And we couldn't be more excited to meet you.

Become a volunteer


Ready to take over Atlanta? So are we. And we couldn't be more excited to meet you.

Thanks for helping us take over Atlanta! We're pumped to work with you. Let us know who you are:

If you just want to keep in touch and find out more, you can also become a TWC member.