Affirmations
Volunteer

Become an Affirmations Volunteer

Since 1989 we have remained committed to fostering community involvement through an active volunteer program. Volunteer opportunities span a variety of programs and roles like Front Desk Volunteers, Group Facilitators, and Youth Advocates. We also offer opportunities to fulfill any type of Community Service hours if needed. Volunteers are also vital to the success of such events as Pride, The Spring Bash, and Fall Fling. Only through the literally thousands of volunteer hours donated each year is Affirmations able to offer the programs and services it does to the local LGBTQ community on a daily basis. 

All prospective Community Service Volunteer applicants must schedule a date and time to meet with our Community Resource Coordinator, Heather Aymer. Email haymer@goaffirmations.org for more information.

 

Attention! As of September 2017:
All prospective volunteers must attend Volunteer Orientation & Training and Adult Ally Training, complete the volunteer application, submit to and pass a background check and sign the Confidentiality Agreement, to be eligible for service with Affirmations. Adult Ally Training must be complete within three months of the Volunteer Orientation & Training start date.
All volunteers are required to retrain for both Volunteer Orientation & Training and Adult Ally Training once yearly to remain in active standing. Simply attend any open monthly training session, sign-in, and mark, 'Retraining,' to complete the annual requirement.
Affirmations' Facilitators are required to retrain by attending Volunteer Orientation & Training, Adult Ally Training, and Facilitator Training once yearly to remain in active standing. Simply attend any open monthly training session, sign-in, and mark, 'Retraining,' to complete the annual requirement.

Under 18: Upstart Activist (UP’s), Youth Volunteer Program
In Partnership with XTL Youth Empowerment Program and Youth Program Coordinator. Prospective volunteers under the age of 18 are required, in lieu of a background check, to submit a Letter of Reference from a Sponsor such as a mentor, teacher, clinician, etc., to describe their abilities and character. Required documents must be signed by the youth and the Sponsor. A Sponsor must be actively engaged in the Youth’s learning and development while volunteering with Affirmations.

Youth under the age of 14 will not be accepted. Youth actively participating in Affirmations’ Youth Empowerment Programs have priority. Affirmations’ Youth Program Coordinator can be assigned as a youth Sponsor.


Volunteer Training Dates

  • Saturday, October 21st, 12 to 2 p.m.

  • Wednesday, November 1st, 6 to 8 p.m.


  • Facilitator Training Dates

  • Saturday, October 28th, 1:30 to 4 p.m.

  • Saturday, December 2nd, 1:30 to 4 p.m.

  • Adult Ally Training Dates

  • Friday, November 3rd, 6 to 8 p.m.

  • Friday, December 8th, 6 to 8 p.m.

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    Volunteer Spotlight

    Ellen Knoppow

    Partner Spotlight

    Thank you Plante Moran for helping to provide our youth with back to school items! We are beyond grateful for your assistance.

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