Volunteers are the lifeblood of ActionAIDS. In keeping with the mission of ActionAIDS to sustain and enhance the quality of life for people living with HIV, its volunteers offer their time and energy to help the more than 5,000 men, women and children who come to the agency for assistance each year. As such, ActionAIDS' volunteers extend and enhance the core services of the agency.
The need for volunteers in the following capacities (listed below) changes as the needs of the agency change. All volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and out of high school.
- Buddy Volunteers provide limited practical and emotional support to people living with HIV disease. Buddies support their clients with face-to-face interactions and regular phone calls. ActionAIDS provides preliminary training and on-going peer-support throughout this singular experience. Currently there a special need for male volunteers in this volunteer position and there is an active recruitment for men, as more of our clients are requesting male buddies at this time.
- Special Events Volunteers support ActionAIDS' efforts to raise both funds and awareness for the agency. These volunteers support ActionAIDS in the AIDS Walk, in Dining Out for Life (ActionAIDS' largest annual fund-raiser) and in the World AIDS Day activities that the organization sponsors each year. Special Events Volunteers also assist with other events and needs as they surface.
- Immediate Seating Volunteers operate the ActionAIDS complementary ticket program that benefits people living with HIV/AIDS, providing them with free access to sporting, cultural and entertainment events throughout the city.
- Clerical Volunteers occasionally assist in the office tending to paperwork and other office needs.
For more information, please feel free to email ActionAIDS Volunteer Coordinator, Jay Johnson, to call him at 215-981-3324, and/or to complete the Volunteer Form below!