Community Outreach Volunteer

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Department: Community Engagement Programs

Supervisor: Community Outreach Coordinator

Commitment: Approximately 4 hours per week, for a period of one year – hours based on client availability and referrals.


To provide support for Community Outreach volunteers through monthly meetings, on-going training facilitation and regular liaison with the Community Outreach Coordinator.


  • Provide a combination of companionship and practical assistance, as required, to persons living with HIV who requested or agreed to Community Outreach support
  • Assist clients in improving their knowledge of, and access to, services and resources for persons living with HIV
  • Act as a liaison between client and Community Outreach Coordinator for the duration of the Community Outreach Relationship
  • Attend mandatory monthly team meetings
  • Advise program development and planning based on current client and volunteer needs

Skills & Attributes

  • Good communication, active listening, and interpersonal skills
  • Willingness and ability to work individually with clients, and participate as part of a team
  • Well-organized and able to manage Community Outreach commitment to client(s)
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Willingness to stay in regular contact with Community Outreach Coordinator as well as Case Managers when required
  • Commitment to ongoing learning/training to keep skills and knowledge up to date 
  • Compassion, sensitivity, and maturity
  • Interested in HIV/AIDS and related issues
  • Fluent in Spanish

Training & Support

  • AIDS Vancouver Agency Orientation & Education
  • Specialized Community Outeach training
  • On the job orientation
  • On-going support and supervision from assigned Supervisor
  • Evaluations, exit interviews, and letters of reference are available upon a volunteer’s request


  • To gain valuable knowledge, skills, and experience within a support role.
  • To be part of a larger team or movement that is working towards social change.
  • To learn new and transferable skills, knowledge and experience.
  • To engage in opportunities for leadership, community service and personal/professional development.
  • To be recognized and appreciated for valuable contributions
  • Non Violent Crisis Intervention training
  • To meet new people and have fun!
Vancouver, BC V6B 5S8
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