Volunteer Spotlight

Karissa Nutter
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’ Volunteer Karissa talks about her deep commitment to volunteering.

How long have you been involved with Affirmations?

I started my internship in May.

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

I didn’t feel like my college education taught me enough about the LGBTQ+ community, like proper pronouns. Affirmations provided me with the correct ways to use proper terms and pronouns so that I could properly communicate with all members of the community.

Why is Affirmations important to you? What has been your favorite part of your internship?

Affirmations is important to me because the center wants to provide a safe space for everyone. My favorite part of the internship has been working with the staff. Everyone works together as a team at Affirmations and it’s been great working with that team during my time at the center.

Are you involved with any specific groups at Affirmations?

I’m currently not involved with a specific group, but I plan to continue my role at the center as a volunteer after my internship is completed.

What are you passionate about outside of your internship?

I’m an extreme movie fanatic. I try to make time for them as much as my schedule allows me. My favorite director is James Cameron and my favorite movie is ‘Avatar’. However, ‘Titanic’ does come in a close second.

Volunteer Spotlight

Meet Karissa Nutter

Partner Spotlight

Thank you to Whole Foods Market in Troy, Rochester Hills, and West Bloomfield! We are incredibly grateful for your support of our center on 'Community Giving Day'. With your help, we were able to raise $9,931 for our center. Because of organizations like Whole Foods Market, we are able to continue to offer support to those in need six days a week, 52-weeks a year!

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