Volunteer Opportunities

Give your time to support people with HIV

ARCW is always looking for volunteers to help carry out our mission.  From filling orders in the ARCW Food Pantry, to lending your professional expertise, to providing outreach to people at-risk for HIV, there is always a need for dedicated volunteers who are willing to donate their time, energy and experience.

Potential ARCW Volunteer Opportunities

  • Food Pantry
    • There is a continuous need for volunteers to assist in food pantry operations including packaging, distributing and delivering food. Volunteers are involved in sorting and shelving groceries, packing grocery bags, filling orders, stocking shelves and loading and unloading deliveries. The ARCW Food Pantry serves over 500 families in Milwaukee and provides over 2,000 pounds of food each day to individuals who are in need.

      Community service volunteers, word of mouth volunteers, W-2 volunteers, students, student groups, and student interns are all welcome.  Youth volunteers may be accepted when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Volunteers are needed during the business day up to 6:00pm Monday through Thursday.
  • Administration
    • Volunteers and interns to assist with an array of administrative functions including reception, program planning and special events.  This is great opportunity for someone with good organizational skills and great attention to detail to provide clerical support to staff in various departments. Responsibilities may include copying, filing, data entry, typing and general office tasks. Prepare materials for bulk mailing including collating, stuffing and sorting.
  • Development Department
    • The ARCW Development Department annually sponsors three large scale fund raising events.  Approximately 100-125 volunteers are needed for each event to help in a variety of capacities from planning and organization, set-up, registration, guest relations, and clean-up.  Volunteers may be high school or university students or adults.  Groups seeking to complete community service projects are especially welcome.  The typical volunteer time commitment for each event is about 4-6 hours.
    • Make A Promise Dinner
    • This annual event takes place in the Spring and is attended by more than 1000 guests.  The evening includes cocktails, a silent and voice auctions, dinner and live entertainment. The event brings together some of Wisconsin's leading philanthropists, government leaders, medical professionals and business leaders, as well as the support of new and existing ARCW donors. This event, utilizes volunteers for event set-up, guest registration, auction assistance and break-down and clean-up.
    • AIDS Walk Wisconsin
    • One of Wisconsin's largest AIDS fund raising events, AIDS Walk Wisconsin takes place in the Fall and  is held at the Summerfest grounds as well as along Milwaukee’s lakefront.  Individual and teams are recruited from throughout Wisconsin making this the largest statewide fundraising event.  Volunteers are needed before the walk to help with walker recruitment and sign-up, community outreach, fund development and event planning, and day-of event logistics and management.
    • Jolly Holly Folly
    • Milwaukee's start to the Holiday Season, Jolly Holly Folly is held at the Marcus Center for Performing Arts and features a sampling from 30 of Milwaukee's best restaurants and a full menu of complimentary services.  From there, guests are treated to a stage performance.  Jolly Holly Folly needs volunteers to help with bartending, guest registration, guest relations, coat check and event set-up and clean-up.
  • Social Services
    • The ARCW Social Services Department needs volunteers and interns on an as-needed basis in the legal services, housing and case management programs.
  • Prevention Services
    • The ARCW Prevention Department utilizes interns and volunteers to conduct outreach and prevention education programs targeting individuals who are at highest risk for contracting HIV.

Please click HERE to view and apply for volunteer opportunities with ARCW.

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