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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities at The Damien Center are anything but one-size-fits-all! Browse the opportunities below, and email Tyler Neal or call 317.632.0123 ext. 272 with any questions.

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Dining Out For Life Ambassadors

What you'll do: Volunteers will promote the Dining Out For Life event and encourage diners to attend your assigned restaurant. You'll also serve as an ambassador at your assigned restaurant the night of the event (usually the 4th or 5th Thursday in April). Note that there will be a special Ambassador Training to prepare for this event.
Shifts available: 3-4 hour shift on the event day (in 2016, the event will be held on Thursday, April 28) for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, depending on the restaurant.

Food Pantry Assistance

What you'll do: You'll work with other volunteers and staff to clean, organize, and stock the pantry as well as preparing and distributing pre-bagged orders for clients.
Shifts available: Regular weekly shifts are available: 

  • Monday, 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Tuesday, 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Wednesday, 11:00am-5:00pm
  • Thursday, 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Friday, 10:00am-3:00pm

We also have the occasional need for stocking assistance when a large shipment arrives.

Testing and Prevention Desk Receptionist

What you'll do: Work the front desk within the testing and prevention department, answering the phone and assisting testers with paperwork for walk-in appointments.
Shifts available: Regular shifts are scheduled for the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month from 10:00am-2:00pm.

Office Administrative Needs

What you'll do: Assist with administrative needs of various departments in the Center – i.e. copies, paperwork, database entry, phone calls, folding letters, stuffing envelopes, etc.
Shifts available: Shifts vary according to need.

Speakers Bureau

What you'll do: Volunteers speak about The Damien Center and HIV 101 with high school and university students, religious congregations, public forums, etc. Note that special training will be provided for Speakers Bureau members.
Shifts available: Varies. Speakers Bureau members will be contacted as speakers are requested.

Health Fairs

What you'll do: Work with staff members and other volunteers to manage The Damien Center's information booths at the various health and community fairs.
Shifts available: 2-4 hour shifts as needed, most fairs occur May-September.

Building A Future Program Leaders

What you'll do: Volunteers will teach classes/seminars to clients in an area of their own expertise. Examples may include basic finance, cooking, goal setting, yoga, etc.
Shifts available: Varies