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2017 Dining Out For Life® Ambassador Sign-up Form

On Thursday, April 27, 2017 over 200 restaurants across Minnesota will participate in the 23rd Annual Dining Out for Life®, (DOL) a fundraiser for The Aliveness Project, a community center for Minnesotans living with HIV/AIDS. The restaurants donate a percentage of their sales to support the many services such as the hot meal program, food shelf, integrated therapies, health & wellness, case management and other programs. Over 400 Volunteer Ambassadors help on the day of the event for 1 or more meal times.

What Ambassadors Do:
• Invite family & friends to your restaurant • It is an easy one-time opportunity
• Welcome & thank diners • Need not have volunteered before
• Answer questions • Simple 1.5 hour training provided
• Encourage donations • Work in pairs, if needed

Please complete the Online Application to the right

You may also download and print the form here

You will be sent an email confirming your submission.

* Required

Contact Information
- format: XXX-XXX-XXXX
- format: XXX-XXX-XXXX
(This info helps us in applying for matching funds or making connections to various networks, please.)
It is most helpful for us when Ambassadors can work more than one meal
Rank your preferred meals
Please indicate top 3 geographic preferences
Please indicate top 2 types of locations
Previous Experience
If no, please select 2017 is my FIRST year below.
Additional Information
Ambassador Buddy
Some restaurants/meal times work best with two Ambassadors. Sharing the experience will make the day more enjoyable and potentially ease the pressure of working a busy restaurant.  If you plan to work with an Ambassador Buddy, please provide your Buddy's information.
Training Times
All Ambassadors (and preferably Buddies) must attend a training, where they will pick up their materials and learn how to work the event. "Seasoned" Ambassadors (those who have volunteered for 2 of the last 3 years), must attend one of the following training's, eligible for the shortened Seasoned Ambassador version. All training's will be held at The Aliveness Project, 3808 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55409. (map) Please attend the earliest training that fits your schedule.  
If you cannot make any of these trainings, or to arrange a training for 8 or more at your location, please call Roosevelt (612) 822-7946 ext. 207 to make arrangements.You may also attend a full training time if you prefer.
Other DOL Volunteering

We'd appreciate your help with some other volunteer tasks related to Dining Out for Life during daytime, and occasional evening and weekend times. Check all that may interest you.

Visibility Campaign  Attend events, wear aprons and distribute DOL fliers in quick shifts over lunch, evenings, or weekends.  Can be one-time or ongoing. Singles, or groups.

Social Media Outreach  Do you Tweet? Blog? (Or read a lot of food related blogs?) Are you Linked-In? Pinterst-ing? Instagramming? etc. Let’s talk.

Materials Assembly- Make up the bags, collate materials, bundle stickers, mailings, etc. at The Aliveness Project. Can be one-time or ongoing. Singles, or groups welcome!

Materials Distribution- Take materials to area restaurants and other locales in various neighborhoods across Twin Cities, Duluth or Greater Minnesota.  One time, or ongoing. Driving or walking routes for singles, or small groups.

Photography- Take pictures using your camera or video on the day of DOL.  (Note: this often conflicts with being an Ambassador).

Final Confirmation
Attention!  After you hit submit, please go to your email inbox to ensure that your confirmation email arrives shortly.  Occasionally our server has not received all submissions and we want to make sure we have your info.  If you do not get a confirmation email reminding you of your training time, please call Laura at (612) 822-7946 #221.  Thank you!
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The Aliveness Project

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Since 1985, The Aliveness Project has been a community resource and active leader in the HIV community in Minnesota.

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