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Being Alive seeks volunteers

SAN DIEGO -- Being Alive San Diego is looking for people to volunteer in the many programs and services its provide to people living with HIV/AIDS in San Diego.

The organization's mission is to deliver quality and compassionate services to people affected by HIV/AIDS and to provide education to those in need.

Formed by six HIV-positive individuals in 1989 to address the need for “peer driven” support and services, Being Alive today is the longest running AIDS service organization in San Diego, serving more that 10,000 individuals every year.

Programs in need of volunteers include:

- Peer Advocacy: Provide one on one support to clients-help them get signed up for all of the services that is provided;

- Helping Hands Moving Program: Assist in moving clients from one place to another;

- Daniel's Pantry: Assist in signing in people and handing out food to over 300 families;

- Housing Information & Referrals: Assist in keeping the vacancy list updates, filing, and helping with clients which are in need of housing;

- Special Event Volunteers: Assist in fundraising and other events off site;

- Hair Stylist/Barber: Giving clients haircuts. License is required;

- HARP/Holistic Therapies Program: Providing massages, acupuncture, reiki and other relaxation techniques. Must be licensed;

- Cleaning Person: Help to keep the building clean, vacuuming, washing floors, cleaning bathrooms, etc.;

- Reception: Greet clients and visitors face to face and on the phone. Transferring phone calls, sending them to voicemail or taking messages. Getting clients to the right person so that they can access services.

Most of the programs only require a four hour commitment. Being Alive is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 5 pm.

For more information or to sign-up to volunteer, call 619-291-1400.

More information about Being Alive is HERE.