VAIN has Volunteer and Intern opportunities for everyone. If you just want to volunteer/intern a few hours a month, or if you want to make a deeper commitment, VAIN can sure use your help. We are committed to working with all our volunteers to expand not only their understanding of HIV/AIDS, but to develop leadership abilities by including public speaking and organizing information for Tabling and by developing volunteers/interns to eventually become ambassadors and organizers for a cause. To bypass this article and go directly to a Volunteer Application please type this web address into your Internet Browser Address Search line : http://valleyaidsinfo.org/index.php/home-mainmenu-1/74-volunteerintern/81-volunteer-application
VAIN currently has the following Volunteer/Intern opportunities available:
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Planning Committee - AIDS Walk 2013
We are currently recruiting volunteers to join our Planning Committee/Team. VAIN is planning it's second annual AIDS 5K Walk/Run on June 23, 2013. We are seeking individuals interested in the planning and implementation of VAIN's AIDS Walk which is a community awareness and fundraising event. Mandatory Attendance in a monthly meeting is required and is normally in the evening during the week for one to two hours.
HIV Positive Speakers are the core of our most important programs. They go out into to community and educate others directly, presenting in schools from middle school up to college, at private functions, and to organizations both large and small. If you are HIV positive and have a story to tell, we want to talk to you!
Positive Allies Education Group is a group of committed allies addressing the issues of HIV/AIDS in Linn and Benton Counties. This group receives extensive training on both the medical and social justice aspects of HIV/AIDS Activism and become community ambassadors participating in various speaking and presentation opportunities to community organizations and companies of all sizes. HIV101, STI & Hepatitis-C Presentation skills training provided.
Information Tabling is where volunteers attend functions around Benton, Linn and Marion counties at various community events, schools and colleges to help with the presentation of information to event attendees, answer questions, and pass out brochures and informational pamphlets. Tabling shifts are variable, often four to six hours, and in return you gain extensive training and you get to attend the event for free!
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VAIN is a 100% all volunteer community based non-profit organization so the pay is non-existent, but the rewards are superior. Specialized HIV/AIDS, STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections) and Hepatitis-C training is included. Even if you don't see the right opportunity for you listed here, we can probably use your help! Contact us at
or call 541-752-6322 and please help us to help others!