Andrea Karis (Volunteer)

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In a big city where it can be challenging to meet people, volunteering at the Center makes me feel welcomed. It gives me the opportunity to be around people who make me feel happy and social. I feel valued.

I’ll never forget volunteering at Models of Pride, the world’s largest free conference for LGBTQ youth and allies. It was moving to hear youth speak eloquently about how hard they strived to overcome their challenges and become role models for their peers. I was lucky to have the opportunity to learn from these strong, young people.

Whether it’s volunteering at events, assembling condom kits, or stuffing envelopes, there are so many different types of volunteer opportunities available at the Center. The experience is overwhelmingly positive, and the gift of lending your time is deeply appreciated.

Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts

Year Started at Center: 2017

Volunteer Position: Special Events

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