ACNS offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities including administrative, fund development and awareness events, PHA (people living with HIV/AIDS) services and Board or Committee work.
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Administrative opportunities include general administrative work; this type of work occurs during regular office hours.Fund development and awareness events usually occur in the evenings or on weekends.
We have various events occurring throughout the year. Our yearly schedule usually is:
- Tour Tech East Post XMAS Party
Last Saturday in January / first Saturday in February
- Bid for Life Dinner & Auction
Third Thursday in March
- Queen for a Night
First week of May (Friday)
- Bluenose Marathon Charity Challenge
Last week of May (Sunday)
- Knowledge Exchange and Information Forum
Last weekend in May / first weekend in June
- Pride Week
- Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life Halifax
Last Sunday in September
- AIDS Awareness Week
Last week of November, ending December 1st
- Halifax World AIDS Day Vigil
PHA Services includes our Complimentary and Alternative Therapies (CATS) Program. Registered therapists from differing modalities such as therapeutic massage, Reiki and reflexology offer free appointments to our HIV-positive members; a hairstylist offers free haircuts; etc.
The Board composition reflects the involvement of people living with HIV, health professionals, community members and various other skill areas. The Board operates under a Policy Board model (CARVER). Board members are elected for a two-year term and participate in at least one of the two main committees: (1) Board Development & Membership Committee; or (2) Strategic Planning & Policy Committee.