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AIDS Committee of Durham Region

AIDS Committee of Durham Region

The AIDS Committee of Durham Region provides HIV/AIDS related services to people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS and to the general community in the Region of Durham.

Keywords: Health and Medicine , AIDS


AIDS Committee of Durham Region
22 King Street West, Suite 202, Oshawa, ON L1H 1A3

AIDS Committee of Durham Region url http://www.aidsdurham.com/

AIDS Committee of Durham Region Email address volunteer@aidsdurham.com



Volunteer Information for AIDS Committee of Durham Region

What services does your organization provide?
The AIDS Committee of Durham Region provides direct support for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in terms of counselling, advocacy, referrals and a number of practical support programs, including: a food bank, vitamin bank, wellness fund, volunteer drivers, support groups and on-site medical services. Our Education department includes targeted outreach programs for populations specifically at risk for HIV infection. We provide education to service providers and the general public and we also provide Harm Reduction services through an on-site needle exchange program.


Do you have any age requirements?
There is no minimum age for volunteering. Volunteers under the age of 16 must have parental or guardian consent. Volunteers working directly with clients or money will be asked to provide a Police Background Check. Some proof of immunization my be requested.


Do you require language proficiency other than in English?
Languages other than English are an asset, but not requirement.


What time commitment(s) are you expecting from a volunteer?
Time commitments vary based on the position and are usually very flexible.


Are there any other requirements for being a volunteer?
We require individuals to come to us with an open mind and open heart. All volunteers must sign our agency policies and procedures.


Are there any specific skills and experience required?
Skills and experience required vary based on the position, but most of the necessary training will be provided.


What type of volunteer positions are typically available?
Reception, food bank, volunteer driver, peer mentor, youth mentor, peer outreach, street outreach, drop-in supervisor, bingo, fundraising volunteers, advisory committee members, board members, special events,


Do you provide training for volunteers?
Training varies depending on the position. HIV specific training is provided. On-going training opportunities are provided.


What are the typical volunteer activities occurring at your organization?
Reception, food bank, volunteer driver, peer mentor, youth mentor, peer outreach, street outreach, drop-in supervisor, bingo, fundraising volunteers, advisory committee members, board members, special events,


How will a person benefit from volunteering with AIDS Committee of Durham Region?
Meet new people, learn new skills, education, gain references, have fun


Do you accept high school students?
Yes, although our hours of operation can be a barrier to high school students.




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