Volunteer Testimonials

"Volunteering for AIDS Vancouver has been a very memorable journey. I was first introduced to this organization through community service learning at UBC. The workers and volunteers at AIDS Vancouver take their time to train you and make sure you are comfortable with your tasks. In addition, they have been transparent with what they do and were happy to answer my questions. Although I am only able to volunteer a couple hours a week, they try their best to give me tasks that align with my interests. This way what you do not only has a positive impact for the organization, but also for yourself. Lastly, AIDS Vancouver is very passionate about their cause which shows through in their various program. " -Liz, UBC Pharmacy Student

"I chose AIDS Vancouver for my Community Service Learning because it gave me the opportunity to work with a unique population that I am unfamiliar with. Besides gaining insight into this diverse community and receiving naloxone kit training, I learned about the stigma they experience through creating educational material. This includes presentations on the reality of people living with HIV and commonly affected communities. Overall, I am very satisfied and grateful for my experience. With a supervisor that was considerate of my busy school schedule, I was able to contribute and learn unique skills and abilities to promote my personal growth and development." -Marcus, UBC Pharmacy Student

"I selected AIDS Vancouver as my community service placement because it provided me with a new learning opportunity. What I enjoy about volunteering at AIDS Vancouver is the diversity of roles available as well as the new skillset you get to develop as a volunteer. I learned a lot during my placement, such as the different programs offered at AIDS Vancouver, an overview of HIV/AIDS, Naloxone training and more. Everyone at the organization is super friendly and have always been flexible with my school schedule, which I greatly appreciate. After completing my hours, I decided to continue volunteering at AIDS Vancouver as I have found it rewarding and would like to continue to give back to the community." -Ingrid, UBC Pharmacy Student