AVIVO

 Agency Description: Avivo’s (formerly known as RESOURCE) mission is to increase well-being through recovery, employment, and career advancement. We believe everyone deserves the chance to be “well”-economically, socially, and in health. We are committed to a vision of communities that are free of economic and health disparities.  We provide licensed clinical treatment, care coordination, and recovery support to ensure that successes achieved are long-lasting. Our workforce development services include assessment,credentialed career training, education placement, job search assistance, placement, retention & follow-up services, and wrap around support services.

Volunteer Description


Chemical Health DivisionSeveral opportunities are available in the chemical health division to help within the Mothers Achieving Recovery for Family Unity (MARFU) program.  This program allows mothers who are in need of chemical health services to remain unitedwith their children while utilizing our treatment and recovery maintenance services. AVIVO's family services are also designed to help educate the mothers about parenting, childhood development, and healthy families.  Volunteers in this area must have experience working with children.


1. Childhood Development Assistants are needed for morning or afternoon programming designed to prepare children ages infant to 5 years old for kindergarten.  Volunteers interact with children one-on-one or in small groups completing short lessons based around developing cognitive skills, motor skills, and creativity. 

Where:
Minneapolis
When:
 
Monday-Friday Mornings 8:30am-12pm OR
Monday-Friday Afternoons 1pm-4pm
Commitment: 3 months

Where:
 
Minneapolis
 
When:
 
Monday-Friday Mornings 8:30am-12pm OR
Monday-Friday Afternoons 1pm-4pm
 
Commitment:
 
3 months
 

2. Children's Activities Assistants are needed in the afternoon to interact with youth in our family program while mothers engage in a parenting workshop. Volunteers could work with youth from infant to highschool aged, but more commonly volunteers help with the infant to 5 year old group. Activities may include homework, play, games, crafts, reading, etc. 

Where:
 
Minneapolis
 
When:
 
Every Monday or Tuesday  3:30 to 5:30 pm
 
Commitment:
 
3 months
 

3. Celebrating Families Curriculum Assistants are needed to assist with leading activities for children in the youngest age group (0-5 yr old). 
This curriculum is a 16 week lesson plan that we will rotate - we require thatvolunteers in this opportunity make the 16 week commitment or if beginning in the middle of the rotation, to commit to at least that session, preferably thefollowing as well.

Where:
 
Minneapolis
 
When:
 
Beginning Jan.11th, Every Thursday 4:30-7pm
 
Commitment:
 
16 weeks minimum
 

Where:
 
Minneapolis
 
When:
 
Beginning Jan.11th, Every Thursday 4:30-7pm
 
Commitment: 16 weeks minimum
 

Training Division AVIVO Institute of Career and Technical Education provides training to people with disabilities or other barriers to employment. Our training division supports adult students in both beginner and advanced Microsoft Office Suite courses.

Classroom Assistant/ Lab Assistants are needed to assist AVIVO training staff with helping adult students while they are in the classroom learning Microsoft products. Students are adults of varying ages and abilities. Duties include but aren't limited to: Assist adult learners with computers, programs, procedures, and projects related to their specific class. Other tasks may be given by instructor. Volunteer must be fluent and able to clearly give instructions on Microsoft Office 2010 products - may be asked to take an assessment before beginning to volunteer.

Where:
 
Minneapolis
 
When:
 
Morning or Afternoons, 3 hours/week
 
Commitment:
 
3 month minimum
 

How to apply: Contact Courtney Flug, courtney.flug@avivomn.org or 612-752-8030 to begin application process. Volunteers are required to attend an orientation session.