The following are the current volunteer positions available
at LAAN. If you are interested in volunteering, be sure to submit
an application online.
A assist with researching and writing grants and proposals to secure
funding for the Lansing Area AIDS Network. Volunteers also assist in
planning and hosting annual fundraising events such as AIDS Walk Michigan,
Night of 1000 Stars and Life Ride. Volunteers also assist in the developing
new fundraising opportunities, working with local service organizations,
clubs, theaters and civic groups to secure financial support for the
Lansing Area AIDS Network.
HIV/AIDS Resource Volunteer
Volunteers are required to attend an HIV/AIDS Resource Volunteer Training
Program, sponsored by the Lansing Area AIDS Network. Upon completion,
volunteers will be assigned to various community activities such as
health and resource fairs. Volunteers are responsible for providing
accurate and up-to-date information, and distributing HIV/AIDS prevention
materials at community events, fundraisers and health fairs.
"Buddy" Program Volunteer
Are required to attend a "Buddy" Training Program, sponsored
by the Lansing Area AIDS Network. A "buddy" is a trained volunteer
who can provide emotional and practical support to someone living with
HIV disease. The "buddy" volunteer provides an empathic listening
ear, which is objective and non-judgmental. In addition, the "buddy"
volunteer will provide practical support such as light housekeeping,
grocery shopping, laundry and transportation.
Assist LAAN staff with clerical support, bulk mailings, filing, data
entry and copying. Volunteers will be trained accordingly by the staff
of the Lansing Area AIDS Network and will be scheduled when needed.
Food Pantry Volunteer
Assist with the distribution of food to those LAAN clients who participate
in this program. Volunteers will be responsible for maintaining the
LAAN Food pantry, delivering food and transporting clients to and from
the pantry. Volunteers will also assist with stocking the pantry on
a monthly basis and maintaining inventory.
Assist LAAN clients with transportation to their support groups, to
doctor appointments, hospital visits or to the market.
Board of Directors Volunteer
LAAN is a non-profit AIDS Service Organization that is governed by a
14 member Board of Directors. Board meetings are scheduled every other
month and all Board members are required to serve on a subcommittee
in addition to their basic board duties.