Events for Volunteers

Events for Volunteers

Upcoming Events for Volunteers

Each year we have a set of recurring events dedicated to improving the health care of LGBT people. Dates may not be set yet for these events, however, if you sign up with the LGBT Center to be a volunteer you will receive regular emails inviting you to participate. All of these events take place at UofL’s Health Sciences Center near Preston St and Chestnut St in downtown Louisville. Parking vouchers are provided.

  • LGBT Health Certificate Patient Panel
    A panel of LGBT people with diverse identities will talk about their various experiences in health care and make recommendations for how health care providers can improve care for this population. The audience will ask questions. This event is one hour.
    This event is open to the public.
  • Obstacles to Health Care for LGBT Patients
    [Graduates of the 2016-17 LGBT Health Certificate]Upcoming date: November 2017
    Members of the LGBT community with diverse identities will be guest speakers with small groups of medical students to talk about their various experiences in health care and make recommendations for how healthcare providers can improve care for this population. Guest speakers will speak for 10 minutes; students will ask questions for 10 minutes. This event is three hours and includes a training.
    This event is only open to medical students.
  • LGBT Health Certificate Patient Sumuation
    Upcoming dates: October 2017 and March 2018
    Members of the LGBT population will meet with small groups of Certificate participants (faculty, students, staff, and/or members of the broader community) to provide a simulated patient experience. Participants will practice taking social and sexual histories. Simulated patients will have the opportunity to role play a patient, debrief the experience with the participants, and provide feedback. This event is one hour.
    This event is open to the public.
  • LGBTQ Health Summit
    [A selection of the 80+ Participants at the 2016 LGBTQ Health Summit Community Forum]Upcoming date: February 2018
    This day-long event includes a Community Forum in which community members are invited to mix and mingle with healthcare providers throughout the region to discuss LGBT issues in health care. The topic for 2018 is “Meeting the Mental Health Care Needs of the LGBT Community.”
    This event is open to the public.
  • Safe Zone Training
    Upcoming dates: April and May 2018
    A panel of LGBT people with diverse identities will share coming out experiences and experiences in health care. The audience will ask questions. This event is 1.5 hours long, and the community member panel is 30 minutes.
    This event is only open to UofL employees.