Volunteer Opportunities



Below is a list of the volunteer opportunities available at Minnesota AIDS Project. If you would like to get involved please fill out the form at the bottom of this page and select the role(s) that interest you.


Name Description
Driver

Volunteer drivers assist the Minnesota AIDS Project's transportation program with providing deliveries from local food shelves and grocery stores. Volunteers are needed to provide at least one ride per month using your own car. Training is provided. This opportunity requires an extended application process including an interview, driver's license check, and criminal background check.

Office & Clerical Support

Help support Minnesota AIDS Project staff during daytime hours with data entry, front desk reception, building and grounds maintenance, or other special projects. Both long-term and one-time opportunities may be available in different departments. Assignments involving contact with clients and/or sensitive information will require an interview and background check, however; a prior criminal record does not necessarily disqualify a volunteer from participation in these activities.

PrideAlive OUTreach

PrideAlive is a program of gay and bisexual men working together to stop the spread of HIV and STDs by creating and sustaining a healthy sexual community. We empower individuals to participate in their health through educational, social, political, and civic involvement.

Special Events

Special events such as the Minnesota AIDS Walk would not be possible without the help of hundreds of volunteers. There are a wide variety of ways to help with these events, both on event day and in the preceding weeks. If you are interested in volunteering at the 2014 Minnesota AIDS Walk please visit www.mnaidswalk.org to sign up.

StrongMen Initiative

In the StrongMen model of HIV prevention, participants are taught strategies to reduce HIV risk associated with drug use and sex. The program is open to gay & bisexual men who are current or former drug users. Men also learn effective ways to talk to people they already know about living safer. Training happens at overnight weekend retreats and optional drop-in booster groups. Participants earn gift cards for attending, and there's food and drinks at all events.

Tuesday & Thursday Nighters

On the second Tuesday of each month, volunteers meet at the Minnesota AIDS Project to help out with special projects. During busy events seasons, we also add a Thursday Nighter for those who cannot make it on Tuesdays. Our drop-in nights are a great way to help meet new friends, and learn more about what happens at the organization throughout the year.

HIV Educator

The Minnesota AIDS Project offers an HIV Instructor Certification Course that prepares individuals to become Volunteer HIV Educators. MAP coordinates a volunteer speakers' bureau that provides Volunteer Educators the opportunity to provide in-person, group-level presentations that educate social service agencies, civic organizations, youth programs, colleges and other community groups. They also assist with tabling at health fairs and other community awareness events. The cost to attend the 2-day HIV Instructor Certification Course is $75. A limited number of partial scholarships are available. Volunteers must be at least 17 years of age for this opportunity.

 

We are always on the lookout for volunteers with specific professional skills. In particular we're seeking volunteers with experience in graphic design, grantwriting, phone banking, event planning, data management, marketing and photography. If you have skills and experience in any of these areas and would like to learn more about applying them to assist Minnesota AIDS Project, please email volunteer@mnaidsproject.org.  

 

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