AIDS Vancouver's unique Grocery Program provides over 16,000 supplemental grocery bags to approximately 1200 clients annually, by inviting patrons in to have a food shopping experience, at no cost to them. Volunteer take part in set up, delivery, assist on grocery days.
The Helpline service provides confidential and anonymous information, referral and support services regarding HIV/AIDS (and Hep C and STI’s) via Outreach, the phone line and Online forums.
Boys R Us
Volunteers assist the Boys’R’Us program. This is a referral and outreach program that provides a safe, supportive drop-in for male and transgender folks (participants) who work or used to work in the sex trade. The drop in provides a safe space to relax, eat, socialize and access community based health and social support services. Participants’ are given the opportunity to interact with volunteers, community partners and the program coordinator for support and information on services and resources available to them across the city
To provide administrative support to Health Promotion and Community Case Management and reception services.
Educate to Empower
Volunteers for the Educate to Empower Program first learn basics of HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C. and then, with that knowledge, learn to facilitate various workshops at Schools, Colleges and Universities, AIDS Service Organisations, non-profit and community partners. Volunteers are required to commit a minimum of 4 hours per week over a period of at least 1 year. This position is an excellent forum to learn how to speak publicly and engage with others.
To provide support for Community Outreach volunteers through monthly meetings, on-going training facilitation and regular liaison with the Community Outreach Coordinator.
Are you interested in volunteering?
Please Make sure you meet these minimum requirements before applying.
- Must be 19 years of age or older.
- Have legal immigration status in Canada; i.e. resident, citizen or student visa.
- Make a minimum commitment of volunteering once a week for six months. Should you not be able to commit to that length of time, you can commit to reaching 100 hours of service in a shorter period of time.
- Must be willing to complete a criminal record check (only for Board of Directors, Community Outreach, Fund Development and BoysRUs Positions).
- All volunteers must also attend our 12-hour Core Training Program. Here you'll learn about AIDS Vancouver’s programs and services as well as participate in skill building topics including, HIV, cultural awareness, diversity, confidentiality, and communication.
- After you graduate from Core Training, you'll be asked to complete position-specific training for the role you are assigned (usually 2-6 hours).