National Volunteer Week 2017: Volunteer Spotlight on Monique Lay

Monique Lay



Monique Lay is a small business owner, who has been living in Miami for 1 year. 

1.Why do you volunteer?

It's sometimes easy to get stuck in a work grind and not lead an intentional life that is aligned with my beliefs and values. Volunteering allows me to actively put energy into the things I value such as strengthening my connection to my local community. 

2.What has been your most fulfilling volunteering experience with OUT Miami?

  My most fulfilling experience with OUT Miami was becoming a Volunteer Ambassador because it solidified my commitment. 

3. Can you share a dream/hope you have for our local LGBT community?

I hope that increased community engagement positively impacts and enriches the community. 


Monique volunteereed during TransCon 2017 to support the transgender community in South Florida


Monique attended an Ambassador Training to become a volunteer leader: so far her favorite OUT Miami experience!


Monique volunteering during "OUT Miami Girls Night" at the office




OUT Miami's mission is to build an engaged, philanthropic LGBT community in the Greater Miami area. We mobilize volunteers, engage philanthropists, and empower LGBT- serving organizations. Learn more at 


National Volunteer Week (April 22-29) is an annual celebration to promote and show appreciation for volunteerism. OUT Miami is joining this celebration by hosting a series of events to highlight the importance of civic engagement and volunteer work in our community while recognizing the amazing work of our volunteers.

National Volunteer Week Schedule


Thursday, April 27, 8pm-10:30pm: You are invited to OUT Miami's Gay Bingo -Volunteer Appreciation Edition! OUT Miami's volunteers can attend Gay Bingo for free. Volunteers should have received an invitation via mail. You can learn more about this event here


Sunday, April 30, 5:15pm: OUT Miami is hosting a film screening of "Women Who Kill", a critically acclaimed movie that will be presented during the closing night of MiFo LGBT Film Festival. You can purchase movie tickets hereYou can also sign up to volunteer here. 


Lastly, you are always welcome to visit us and volunteer at our new office located inside CIC Miami building. We promise a gorgeous view of the city, a fun and refreshing work area, and infinite appreciation for your time and dedication to OUT Miami. If you are interested in dropping by the office, please email Yeni at



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