The strength of The AIDS Network lies in the commitment and services provided by the efforts of our dedicated volunteers. Without volunteers, we would be challenged to continue providing the broad scope of Support and Harm Reduction Services and extensive Educational Outreach that we offer.
What's more, it's a great way to meet new people and develop new skills.
Becoming a Volunteer
All volunteers attend a general orientation about The AIDS Network. At this orientation roles and responsibilities of volunteers are explained and basic education about HIV & AIDS. Depending on your area of interest, further program specific training is provided as needed.
All volunteers must agree to protect client confidentiality, and must accept in principle the current Mission Statement, Values, Objectives and Goals as set out in our Constitution. Volunteer positions that involve direct client contact require a Police Clearance Certificate.
Volunteers can get involved in a number of ways. These include, but are not limited to:
- Helping at our special events
- Volunteering in the Harm Reduction program which includes the Van, Community Points, and on Site Needle Distribution Program
- Joining an events committee
- Reception and administrative duties
- Staffing community information displays at various local events
- Putting together safer sex and injection kits
- Ask us to speak at your workplace, church or social group
If you are interested in volunteering at The AIDS Network there are a few simple steps!
- Attend a Volunteer Orientation Information Session.
- Fill out the attached application form.
- Get two people to fill out the attached reference forms. They must be non family members who have known you for at least one year. References are required to be over 18 years of age and may not include family members.
- Meet for an hour screening interview.
- Identify a volunteer role that is right for you.
- Obtain a Criminal Record Check (this is required for some positions)
Need more information?
Join one of our volunteer orientation sessions. Our Orientation Sessions are held at The AIDS Network, 140 King Street East, Suite 101, Hamilton
Please contact our Community Engagement Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-528-0854 ex.234.