Lifelong AIDS Alliance is reaching out to communities of faith to expand our volunteer pool, and would love your help as a partner in efforts to empower people living with or at risk of HIV/AIDS and other chronic conditions to lead healthier lives. Lifelong has a wide variety of volunteer opportunities available from helping out at special events like the Seattle AIDS Walk and Dining Out for Life to helping do community prevention and education outreach to volunteering in our Thrift Store or helping us with admin and front desk reception work.
One of our biggest needs right now is currently in our Chicken Soup Brigade food program. Every week we deliver thousands of meals and grocery bags to clients living all over King and Pierce County. At Lifelong we view nutrition as medicine, and we have been lucky enough to expand our food program to serve people living with other illnesses such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and renal disease. About 50% of the clients in our food program are living with these and other illnesses or are home-bound or disabled seniors. Volunteers help package meals and grocery bags in our kitchen and food warehouse, hand out food in our pickup center, deliver food in delivery routes all over King County, and collect food at food drives.
The first step to becoming a volunteer is to fill out the volunteer application which can either be done in person at Lifelong or on our website at http://www.llaa.org/get-involved/volunteer/volunteer-application/volunteer-application. After that volunteers would need to attend our General Volunteer Orientation (we hold two every month).
Lifelong also offers group volunteering if your community would like to form a group for a volunteer day or for a recurring volunteer opportunity. Please see our group volunteering page on our website for more details on – http://www.llaa.org/volunteer/training. Groups help out onsite in our kitchen, food warehouse, Thrift Store, or doing facilities work. We have also had groups adopt a weekly food delivery route, collect food at food drives, package safer sex kits, and participate in special events. To sign up for a group opportunity, please send an email expressing interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us on September 22 for the Seattle AIDS Walk, a fundraiser to support HIV/AIDS services in our community. Register at www.SeattleAIDSWalk.org