CHARLOTTE — The LGBT Community Center of Charlotte ( has announced it will begin offering new, expanded hours. In order to meet the need, the organization has issued a call for volunteers to help staff the building.

The center, located at the N.C. Music Factory, is currently open only limited hours five days a week. Tuesday through Thursday, the center is open 5-8 p.m. On weekends, the center is open 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

The group plans to soon extend their open sign to six days a week. The new plan will also include nearly all-day operation on Saturdays, with open hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Volunteers are needed to help staff the center during its new hours. Responsibilities include greeting visitors, answering phones and helping to set up various events and functions. A volunteer orientation will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24, noon, for those interested in helping staff the building.

The LGBT Center has also issued a call for volunteers at Pride Charlotte, slated for Aug. 27, and the annual White Party in September. Learn more about Pride volunteer opportunities and sign up for volunteer shifts at For more on White Party volunteer opportunities, visit

Matt Comer previously served as editor from October 2007 through August 2015 and as a staff writer afterward in 2016.