Ways to Volunteer

Special Events

SAAF holds a number of annual fundraisers events including:

It takes 100s of volunteers to ensure each event goes off without a hitch, and events are often a fun and exciting way to volunteer. Bring a friend to help, too!

Walk-In Wednesday (WIW)

Held every Wednesday night from 6:00pm–8:00pm at SAAF, this is a volunteer work party in a fun and social setting. Projects vary depending on agency needs, but typically feature hands-on work such as bulk mailings or assembling condom packets. Groups are encouraged to RSVP ahead of time, but individuals are welcome to just drop in and help. WIW is a great way to meet other volunteers and to get to know SAAF.

Program Specific

Some volunteer work will be unique to a particular program, such as assisting staff in a prevention or care services program. These kinds of opportunities are dynamic and changing depending on the program needs. While a regular, consistent shift may be possible, program work often happens on a continuum, with some months being busier than others. For example, while there may be ongoing data entry work in the Development Department, the need for volunteers increases during event season. If there is a program that you would like to help with, please let us know.

Ongoing Volunteer Roles

SAAF has many programs which require volunteer support. Specifically, they require volunteers who are able to commit their time and energy on a weekly or daily basis, typically during office hours. Your availability and schedule will determine whether this type of volunteer position will work for you. Volunteers in these positions are required to attend training.

These special programs include:

  • Peer Counseling (Fingerprinting, Background Check, and Client Support Training required)
  • Reception (Reception Orientation required)
  • Buyers’ Club (fingerprinting required)

Committees

Depending on your skills and interests, you may enjoy serving on a committee. Our fundraising events require a tremendous amount of planning and behind-the-scenes work that can only be achieved through the help of volunteer committees.  If you enjoy working as part of a team to reach a specific goal, then volunteering on a committee may be a good opportunity for you.

For more information about all of these volunteer opportunities, contact Jessica Patrick, Volunteer Coordinator, at (520) 547-6174 or fill out the form below:

Volunteer Contact

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The mission of the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation is to cultivate a healthy and stigma-free society through transformative action.