Diversity: Gender and Sexual Orientation

The materials here will help you to evolve and adapt volunteer involvement practices to be more welcoming and effective with volunteers of all genders and sexual orientations. However. "diversity" encompasses many demographics and you may want to look at some of the other library categories as well as this one.

An Untapped Volunteer Resource: People with HIV Disease, ARC, or AIDS, Irene K. Wysocki, The Journal of Volunteer Administration, Spring 1991,Volume IX, No. 3
Volume IX, No. 3, pp. 8-13, Copyright 1991
What's Gender Got to Do with It?, Susan J. Ellis, Energize Hot Topic, 1997
Whom Don’t We Ask to Volunteer?, Susan J. Ellis, Energize Hot Topic, 2014
A comprehensive online guide about volunteering and community participation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, from Beyond Barriers in Scotland.

Produced by the National Centre for Volunteering (UK), this booklet examines how developing the right policies leads to a more diverse volunteer corps.

, 2002, pp. 20
Assesses factors that increase male volunteering in service programs and offers concrete approaches to overcoming barriers and designing programs that are attractive to males.
LGBT Consortium (UK)

Have created an entire Web area with free downloadable resources called collectively:Volunteering on a Shoestring (not another toolkit!). Written in 2008 for the LGBT community but applicable to any setting, especially those at the grassroots level. Includes PDF guides, templates and case studies. (Update: As of 2014, contents available only to members.)

Service-Learning Diversity Toolbox

The National Youth Leadership Council's efforts at examining diversity in service-learning programs, with several excellent downloadable reports and articles of relevance to any setting or type of volunteer work.

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