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State Commissioner, California Volunteers

Board Member, San Diego Police Department LGBTQ+ Advisory Board

​2024 Pride Month Honoree, California Legislative LGBTQ+ Caucus 

2024 Jeri Dilno Legacy Volunteer Award, San Diego Pride

2024 LGBTQ+ Leader of Influence, San Diego Business Journal

​2023 LGBTQ+ Leader of Influence, San Diego Business Journal

2023 Latina Advocate, Hispanas Organized for Political Equality

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​State Commissioner, California Volunteers

Welcome to Volunteer with Cheli!

Thank you for stopping by our page and learning more about Volunteer with Cheli.  Our mission is to ENGAGE, INSPIRE, and EMPOWER the LGBTQ+ community and our allies to be catalysts for change across our collective and diverse communities through volunteer service.

Since our inception in 2014 as Facebook Group to becoming a fully registered non-profit in 2017, we have grown to include more than 300 registered volunteers and partner with more than 35 community organizations on an annual basis.

We know that when we work together, we are better and stronger.  Volunteering together strengthens communities allowing us to flourish and thrive.  Volunteer with Cheli develops relationships with community organizations and builds bridges to assist in the creation of safe intersectional spaces for our community and allies.  Intersectionality calls on us to consider how our identities can privilege us in some circumstances and marginalize us in others. Yet together, we can achieve so much more.

Stay current with new and upcoming volunteer opportunities by clicking frequently on the Calendar of Volunteer Opportunities. 

Thank you again for all you do.  Thank you for caring.  Thank you for taking care of each other.  Be safe, stay healthy and for goodness’ sake, Wash Your Hands and Don’t Touch Your Face!

In Pride,

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