Volunteer Spotlight

Sarah Carpenter
She, Her, Hers

Affirmations has been incredibly fortunate to receive the support of volunteers since our founding in 1989. Volunteers work throughout Affirmations beginning at our Welcome & Resource Desk and extending through the youth programming, the Bayard Rustin Media Center, and even special events! In the following Q&A, Affirmations’ Intern Sarah talks about her deep commitment to her time here at the center.

How long have you been involved with Affirmations?

I started my internship in the middle of January of 2017.

What made you want to get involved with Affirmations’ internship program?

As a social work student of Eastern Michigan, I was granted the opportunity to choose my internship placement and Affirmations was my first choice.

Why is Affirmations important to you?

Affirmations serves the needs of so many members of the LGBTQ+ community, needs that are hard to have met in our society. This is especially true when society creates additional barriers for members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Are you involved with any specific groups at Affirmations?

At the moment, I'm currently not involved with any, but with my internship ending, that could very well change!

What are you passionate about outside of your internship?

Art, animation, reading and video games are all at the top of my list.

Volunteer Spotlight

Sarah Carpenter

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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