Volunteer Opportunities

Home Host

A  home host is a person with a big heart who is willing to offer up a  couch, a bed, or a room for a week or more to a trans person in our  community experiencing homelessness. 

1 in 5 transgender people (19%) in the US has faced housing discrimination. 

Many shelters often deny entry or fail to provide appropriate services  based on their gender identity, making those services dangerous or  inaccessible.


How can I help?

While we provide peer to peer counseling and help  our clients get the assistance they need to get back on their feet, our  home hosts make sure they have a roof over their head during this  process.

On average, we receive four requests for assistance each  month and have assisted over a dozen people, but none of this is  possible without the compassion and generosity of our home hosts. ​​

Volunteer with us!

TAP Virginia is a completely volunteer-run  organization, which extends to its Board of Directors. We have a  wonderful community of volunteers with that is continually growing and  we would love to meet you! We hold monthly volunteer meetings, and our  volunteers assist with everything from our client programs to community  outreach along with our many events and gatherings. 

We have an inclusive non-discrimination policy and welcome all who wish to join.

Become a Volunteer Today

TAP Virginia is a completely volunteer-run organization, which extends to its Board of Directors. We have a wonderful community of volunteers with that is continually growing and we would love to meet you! We hold monthly meetings, and our volunteers assist with everything from our client programs to community outreach along with participating in our many events and gatherings. 


We have an inclusive non-discrimination policy and welcome all who wish to join.

Volunteer Questions

Drop us a line!

Nondiscrimination Policy

The Transgender Assistance Program of Virginia follows an equal opportunity employment policy and employs personnel without regard to race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status. This policy applies to all Transgender Assistance Program of Virginia’s employees, volunteers, members, clients, and contractors.

This form is for volunteer-related questions only. To sign up as a volunteer, please use the form located above. For general inquiry, please email transactivistva@gmail.com

Other Ways to Support

Local Donations

We accept frozen and canned goods,  other nonperishable items, and new or gently-used clothing from  individuals and companies as donations to our food bank and clothing  swap. Please email us with "Local Donations" as the subject header and we will be happy to arrange a pickup!

transactivistva@gmail.com

Kroger Rewards Card

Are you local to Hampton Roads? Register your Kroger Plus card with TAP Virginia using the code 91112, swipe it when you make a purchase, and a percentage of your spending goes directly to our efforts through the Kroger Community Rewards program.

Amazon Smile

Register your Amazon account with TAP Virginia, shop online using smile.amazon.com instead of the main website, and a portion of the sales from qualifying purchases are sent directly to TAP Virginia. 

Want to help but aren't sure what  to give? Our Amazon Wishlist is updated regularly to reflect the needs  of the clients of TAP Virginia.