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BRIEFLY IN RELIGION

Workshop planned for AIDS volunteers

AIDS Care Teams In Our Neighborhoods (ACTION) is planning a workshop for prospective volunteers from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 2, at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church’s Guild Hall in Laguna Beach.

ACTION AIDS CareTeams offer people a volunteer experience by providing practical support and friendship to people living with HIV/AIDS.

Both volunteers and CarePartners (clients) benefit through their involvement on CareTeams.

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CareTeams consist of seven to 15 volunteers who join together to support CarePartners — a person or household living with AIDS.

People of all faiths are welcome to participate.

CareTeam activities may include cooking and sharing a meal, social outings, offering friendship and emotional support, birthday parties, light housekeeping, transportation or phone calls.

Although many people living with HIV/AIDS have benefited from new medical treatments, others continue to live with debilitating side effects from potent medications, along with isolation and fear.

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As part of our compassionate response to HIV/AIDS, ACTION recruits and trains volunteers for AIDS CareTeams.

To attend the workshop, call or e-mail Karen O’Connell, program director, (949) 683.5683 or koconnell@aidsaction.us

More information is available at https://aidsaction.us.


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