Volunteer

Volunteers at APLA Health range in age from 12 to 86 and come from all walks of life!

Our dedicated volunteers increase our capacity to serve the community 10 times over. People of many skills and backgrounds come through our doors every year, as teams or as individuals, for assignments from phone banking to bagging groceries to helping with one of our fund raisers. Each year, we benefit from the work of more than 1,500 volunteers who contribute more than 65,000 hours of service at a value of $1.1 million per year.

 

We are now accepting applications for the following volunteer opportunities:

  • Client Access Volunteer
  • Food Pantry Volunteer
  • Nutrition/Administrative Volunteer
  • Special Events Volunteer (as needed)

Get in Touch

If you have additional questions, please email volunteer@apla.org.

Volunteer Opportunities

CLIENT ACCESS VOLUNTEER

DIVISION:

Client Services

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assist in case managing APLA Health’s self-sufficient clients by assessing client situations, providing up-to-date information and referrals by telephone, and updating client records; assist in maintaining current resource library.

REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality and professionalism
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, data entry and knowledge of active listening
  • Strong PC, MS Office, and online resource skills

Apply

FOOD PANTRY VOLUNTEER

DIVISION:

Client Services

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Vance North Necessities of Life Program (NOLP) provides groceries to over 1,700 clients who live on a limited income. Clients are able to access the food bank once a week, four times per month and take home three to four bags of groceries per visit. They receive a wide variety of predetermined items. NOLP is one of the largest programs at APLA Health and we have a number of opportunities for volunteers, such as distributing groceries to clients, pre-bagging groceries, filing, and stocking shelves.

We are currently in great need of volunteers during these specific times:

  • On Fridays to help us prepare for the beginning of the week.
    Shifts would be either 4-6 p.m. or 5-7 p.m.
  • At Saturday food drives, which take place at various locations (usually in West Hollywood and Silverlake neighborhoods).
    Shifts include: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; 1-6 p.m.; or 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
REQUIREMENTS:
  • The desire to help improve the quality of life of low-income people with HIV
  • Enjoy working in a warehouse environment
  • Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality and professionalism
  • Outgoing personality, excellent communication skills
  • Bilingual Spanish helpful, as well as some knowledge of HIV/AIDS

Apply

NUTRITION/ADMINISTRATIVE VOLUNTEER

DIVISION:

NOLP Food Panty/Nutrition/Client Services

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Volunteer will interface with the nutritionist and site assistant in order to successfully offer administrative assistance to clients, volunteers, and staff.

REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality and professionalism
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, filing, data entry, phone skills
  • Strong PC, MS Office, and online resources skills
  • Strong nutrition and administrative skills needed

Apply

SPECIAL EVENTS VOLUNTEER

DIVISION:

Volunteer Resources

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assist with set-up, breakdown, directional, ticket sales, and other duties related to our special events. Groups are encouraged to volunteer together.

REQUIREMENTS:
  • Should be flexible and willing to perform a variety of duties
  • Excellent people skills are required
  • A variety of shifts is available
  • We need both daytime and nighttime volunteers for most events

Apply