Aliveness Project

Agency Description:

The Aliveness Project links people living with HIV to resources for leading healthy, self-directed lives.  Founded in 1985, Aliveness operates a member-based community center in south Minneapolis that houses supportive services for people living with HIV, including case management, care linkage, meals, food shelf, integrative therapies, member services, and nutritional therapy. The Aliveness Project also operates prevention and outreach programs. Anyone living with HIV in Minnesota can become a member of The Aliveness Project and access our community center and services at no cost.

Position Descriptions:

Kitchen Volunteer

Our kitchen volunteer is relied on to help establish a positive and welcoming environment. Specific duties include assisting the staff cook with prepping food, setting up the dining room, serving food cafeteria-style, running dishwasher, and cleaning up the dining room and kitchen.

Hours: Lunch: Monday-Friday from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM, Dinner: Monday-Thursday from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM, Brunch: Saturday from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Food Shelf Volunteer

Our food shelf volunteer is relied on to help establish a positive and welcoming environment. Specific duties include assisting our Food Shelf Coordinator with filling bags of groceries for distribution, re-stocking shelves, record-keeping, and signing-out bags to members with appointments.

Hours: Monday, Wednesday, or Friday from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Wednesday from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM, and Saturday from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Digital Media Volunteer

Assist Aliveness with posting on social media, updating the website, and writing content for our e-newsletter. Students with an interest in marketing, communications, journalism, and/or development are encouraged to apply.  Flexible business hours; Monday-Friday from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

How to Apply:

1. Email Laura Henry at laura@aliveness.org with the subject line “Normandale volunteer request”.  Please include why you would like to volunteer at Aliveness, availability, and preferred volunteer position.

2. Complete volunteer application, 45 minute orientation, and volunteer paperwork, which includes a background check.