FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS A WORKSHOP?
GRIS-Montréal’s workshops are given in the form of testimony from a duo of gay, lesbian or bisexual volunteers who are specially trained to answer even the most intimidating questions from young people. The young people can thereby put a face on a reality which sometimes scares or intimidates them. After a brief biographical talk, the volunteers invite the young people to ask all of the questions they have about homosexuality and bisexuality.
For more information, head to the Our actions section.
HOW CAN I BECOME A VOLUNTEER?
Demystifying homosexuality and bisexuality in classrooms, compiling research data, organizing different sociocultural events in the community are just a few of the activities that our volunteers share in (only openly homosexual or bisexual people can take the training that prepares them to offer workshops in classrooms).
To become one of them, you have to first become a member. To do so, you just have to complete a questionnaire and pay a symbolic annual fee of $5 and agree to comply with the code of ethics. Contact us.
BECOME A VOLUNTEER
HOW CAN I BECOME A INTERVENER?
To offer workshops in the classroom, you have to first become a member of GRIS. To do so, you just have to complete a questionnaire and pay a symbolic annual fee of $5 and agree to comply with the code of ethics (contact us).
Anyone wishing to provide workshops in class have to meet certain criteria such as identifying as homosexual or bisexual and being knowing as such in your social/family circle, being comfortable talking about yourself and your private life in public. All of the information can be found in the Get Involved section (Link to becoming a volunteer - offering workshops in class). If you have any questions, contact us, it would be our pleasure to respond!
HOW CAN I BECOME A FRIEND OF GRIS?
To become a friend of GRIS, you just have to fill out theregistration form and pay a $5 symbolic fee.
HOW DO I CREATE MY FUNDRAISING EFFORT?
Creating your fundraising initiative is easy! Once your fundraising initiative is approved: it’s up to you! Share it on your social media networks, talk about it, and encourage your friends to donate to help you reach your goal!
For all of the details, head to the Get Involved section and click on Fundraise for GRIS or click here.