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, Big Bash, and the Wine Party. 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.
We are now accepting volunteer applications!
Please note that there are two intakes. Should you miss the Fall intake, please know that volunteer applications will open up again on January 1st for the Winter intake.
CSV applications are on a rolling basis and can be submitted at any time.
If you are waiting to hear back on an application that has already been submitted, please allow up to three weeks for someone to contact you. Background checks need to be performed and we will call you to spend a little time getting to know you via a phone call.
We appreciate your patience during this process. Thank you!
Available Volunteer Opportunities
Fall Intake September-October 31
You will receive an email no later than 11/7, or sooner as the applications are evaluated in accordance to when they were received.
Before applying, please note that your help is most needed at the Welcome & Resource Desk. There are three desk shifts, Monday thru Saturday, which you can choose from:
What to expect for training and onboarding:
Mandatory in-person training & onboarding will happen 11/15 from 10am-4pm which gives you enough time to plan on attending. Lunch & refreshments will be provided.
- Volunteering at Affirmations (expectations, policy/values, storytelling)
- Desk resources overview
- Informal relaxed Staff Meet and Greet lunch
- Diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) training
- People Relations + Crisis Mental Health + Care Management
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
Winter Intake January 01 – March 31
You will receive an email by no later than 4/7, or sooner as the applications are evaluated in accordance to when they were received.
Mandatory in-person training & onboarding 4/15 from 10am-4pm. Please, plan ahead to ensure attendance. Lunch & refreshments will be provided.
Volunteer Year-End Event: First Saturday in December
Volunteer meetup & teamwork/feedback for staff/areas that Affirmations can work on to better support you: 5/15
Volunteer Summer Event: Second Saturday in August