In the state of Michigan, LAAN has been recognized for its comprehensive and effective volunteer program which utilizes approximately 100 community volunteers to assist in providing services to people living with HIV and AIDS. As the backbone of LAAN, volunteers are recruited and trained by LAAN Staff and veteran volunteers in key aspects of the position for which they are assigned. Volunteers must complete a 30-minute interview with the Auxiliary Services Coordinator and sign a Confidentiality Agreement prior to being assigned. Applications are available on this website.
The following are the current volunteer positions available at LAAN. If you are interested in volunteering, be sure to submit an application online.
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.
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.