A group photo of seven volunteers including two women and five men who are wearing black t-shirts with the Loving Day logo and who vary in height and skin tone at Loving Day NYC 2017.
Loving Day NYC 2017. Credit: Kristin Barr

What work does the Loving Day team do?


Our volunteers support Loving Day by contributing their time, knowledge, and special skills.

Here’s what we do in service to the community. If you’d like to volunteer, please contact us and let us know where you think you could help.

Loving Day Core Volunteers 2020

  • Rob Graham
  • Jessica Lent
  • Catherine Leung
  • Eddie Nwabuoku
  • Elizabeth Sowers
  • Ken Tanabe

We are grateful to the many past Loving Day volunteers who have supported us over the years.

Our volunteers fall into these categories:

Core Volunteers

These volunteers make a long-term commitment to support the project continously throughout the year.

In-kind Volunteers

These volunteers contribute specialized skills or advice. They help when their skills are needed or on specific projects.

Event Volunteers

These volunteers help to staff the events we host. This can range from two hours to a few days.


Project Vision

  • Listen to our community’s needs and ideas
  • Imagine the future of Loving Day
  • Direct the evolution of the project


  • Develop and update educational resources: research, writing
  • Answer questions for students and the general public via email and interviews

Digital Presence

  • Website: design, development, maintenance
  • Email list: development, maintenance
  • Social media: content creation, account management

Creative Work

  •  Visual assets: graphics, photography, video, branded merchandise
  • Interactive media development
  • Content writing
  • Music: licensed music, DJ-ing, performance, live sound, recording

Media Presence & Support

  • PR: press releases, press outreach
  • Press interviews, quotes, research, photos

Public Speaking

  • Presentations: virtual events, conferences, cultural events, colleges and universities, schools
  • Panel participation (as speaker or moderator)
  • Community discussions and roundtables
  • Speaking-related travel

Community Collaboration

  • Support Loving Day event hosts
  • Collaborate with other community organizations
  • Connect people within our community

Solidarity & Support Initiatives

  • Black Lives Matter
  • Development of future initiatives

Loving Day Store

  • Order fulfillment: shipping, customer service
  • Inventory management
  • eCommerce platform management


  • Virtual event technology
  • Hosting, facilitation, and moderation
  • Event planning and promotion
  • Volunteer management (event volunteers)
  • Event sponsorships
  • Venue management
  • Physical event supply management and logistics


  • Budgeting and accounting
  • Vendor payments
  • Bank account management
  • Donations: fiscal sponsorship, donation platforms, communicating with donors, managing donated funds
  • Event finances: expenses, sponsorships, ticketing
  • Taxes: income taxes, sales taxes


  • Volunteer management (core volunteers)
  • Project management
  • Asset management: digital files, physical files, equipment
  • Project archiving: official recognitions, press documentation, event documentation, artifacts


  • Volunteer agreements and release forms
  • Photo and video production agreements
  • Licensing intellectual property
  • Trademark and copyright
  • Website privacy and terms of service
  • Store policies
  • Corporate entity management