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New Mexico AIDS Services Food Pantry Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: New Mexico AIDS Services

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 1 person is interested
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Hours of Operation: Thursdays 8-11am

Project and Duties: The NMAS food pantry has been a staple for those living with HIV for over a decade. We provide nutritious food including milk, meat, and produce, as well as healthy shelf-stable options. Volunteers help unload the truck, stock and organize shelves, walk clients through the pantry to "shop," help clients carry bags to their car, and wipe down tables & shelves at the end of the day.

We need two regular volunteers and two "back up" volunteers for the pantry.

Contact: Lacey at Lmnagar@goadelante.org.

NMAS Requirements are:
  • Application & Volunteer Policy submitted to NMAS Program Manager
  • Background Check
  • Discussion with Program Manager
  • Once accepted as a Volunteer, a copy of your Proof of Vaccination and one booster shot is submitted to Volunteer Coordinator prior to volunteering.
  • As of this date, face masks are required in all of our buildings.
  • Spanish speaker a plus
  • Non-judgmental
  • Friendly
  • Able to help lift, carry, and be on your feet for a couple of hours

More opportunities with New Mexico AIDS Services

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About New Mexico AIDS Services

Location:

3900 Osuna Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109, US

Mission Statement

NMAS is a nonprofit organization that advocates for and enhances the lives of people affected by HIV and AIDS. We provide direct services, such as housing and food, for people with HIV/AIDS, as well as prevention, education, and advocacy efforts to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS in the community, especially with high-risk populations.

Description

New Mexico AIDS Services (NMAS) was started by a group of concerned citizens in response to the growing HIV/AIDS epidemic that began to spread across our country in the early 1980s. There was a desperate need for HIV prevention and direct care services, and the group incorporated as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in 1985. At that point in history, HIV was a virtually unknown virus and an AIDS diagnosis was devastating. There was no cure and thousands of people died.


Thankfully there have been many scientific advances over the years, such as the development of antiretroviral drugs, which have enabled people with access to treatment to live long and healthy lives with HIV. Furthermore, the medical community has assumed many of the diagnostic and treatment roles NMAS and organizations like ours had to fill, early on.

Though our work has changed, it remains of great value to the people we support.

NMAS is a nonprofit organization that advocates for and enhances the lives of people affected by HIV and AIDS. We provide direct services, such as housing and food, for people with HIV/AIDS, as well as prevention, education, and advocacy efforts to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS in the community, especially with high-risk populations.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Health & Medicine
Hunger
Advocacy & Human Rights, Health & Medicine, Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

625 Truman Street NortheastAlbuquerque, NM 87110

(35.08861,-106.58783)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 8-11am on Thursdays
  • See "description" above.

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