Address: 820 N. Plankinton
Transportation: You may take any of the following buses going east on Wisconsin Ave.: #10, #12,#14, #23, #30, #51. Get off the bus at Plankinton, walk north on Plankinton to Wells St. Site is located on Plankinton, between Wells and Kilbourn, in the middle of the block.
Approximate Travel Time By Car: 2 minutes
Approximate Travel Time By Bus: 5 minutes, then a 5 minute walk north from Wisconsin and Plankinton
Orientation: Orientation will be on your first day of service.
Days/Hours of Operation:
Food pantry: 12:00pm - 6:00pm Monday-Thursday
Prevention center: 10:00am-6:00pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
Description of Agency/Activities: The AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin, Inc. (ARCW) is a private, nonprofit health and social service agency that works to confront and alleviate the effects of HIV disease in Wisconsin. ARCW provides aggressive HIV education and prevention, access to comprehensive services for people affected by HIV disease, clinical research on HIV treatment, and HIV advocacy.
Student Role in Agency: The three following positions are available. Please note which student role is being used for your course.
Requirements: Background check and application must be filled out at Sign-Up Night and returned to the student coordinator. Students must fill out their Social Security number on these forms. A TB test is required. Students can receive those free of charge at ARCW by calling and setting up an appointment with site contact. Students can also get TB tests at the MU Medical clinic for $10.
Other: Students will be working in a professional environment with sensitive information, therefore professional behavior is expected. The site depends on the volunteers each week, so students should be on time and ready to go every week.
Commitment: Orientation and training listed above, plus 2-3 hours per week for the semester.