During the 2017-18 year, Voices initiatives will be transitioned into Empowerment League and Project Hope, with service and initiatives facilitated by those program managers.
Through service, education, and reflection opportunities, Voices’ volunteers will learn how to facilitate compassionate conversations and share their own narratives to catalyze change within our community. Voices works with community partners in the Boston area to engage with new perspectives around identities and bodies. Some examples include Black and Pink, Multicultural AIDS Coalition, The Hispanic Black Gay Coalition, the Multi-Service Eating Disorder Association, the LGBT Aging Project, and The Theatre Offensive. Volunteers can also choose to be involved with education and reflection events on campus including the GAP Week Initiative, Trans Awareness Week + Trans Day of Remembrance, World AIDS Day, and Sexual Assault Awareness Month.


Voices provides Boston University students with opportunities to learn, educate, and reflect on how identities and bodies shape an individual’s narrative. Race, gender, sexuality, religion, size, ability, HIV status, survivor status, and various other identities contextualize a person’s social experiences. By engaging with new perspectives and facilitating compassionate conversations, our volunteers catalyze change within our community.

Time Commitment

Project Hope and Empowerment League are looking for committed and passionate volunteers. We have a variety of ways to get involved, including weekly and one-time volunteer opportunities, attending and leading education and reflection events, and serving on committees. Opportunities range from a time commitment of 1-4 hours per week



Program Manager

All questions can be directed to Empowerment League program managers Hailey Branchford and Olivia McKellar at empower@bu.edu.