AFFIRMATIONS’ VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT:
He, Him, His
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 Steve talks about his deep commitment to volunteering.
How long have you volunteered at Affirmations?
About three years.
What made you want to get involved with Affirmations’ volunteering program?
Before volunteering, Affirmations was a place I went to for support and services. It helped me to gradually learn to accept and love myself during a difficult period prior to coming out. Volunteering is a great opportunity to give back.
Why is volunteering important to you?
It's all about giving back to the community. Plus, it keeps me connected to our great community - something that helps me cope during this uncertain and worrisome poltical climate.
Are you involved with any specific groups at Affirmations, aside from volunteering?
No, but I hope to change this very soon!