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ProgramsPrograms & Services we offer

ACNS offers a wide variety of programs and services targeted to our diverse communities.
You’ll find everything from knowledge sharing and prevention techniques, to workshops, support and programs for individuals, community groups and health professionals…


aboutHIVAbout HIV, HCV and Other STIs

Safer sex is much more than using a condom.
Learning about how HIV and other STIs are transmitted helps us to consider our options when deciding what we want to do, and how we might choose to do it…


whathappens colouredWhat to expect when you contact us

What happens varies a bit depending on whether you call, email or drop in to see us.
But one thing you can be sure of – we won’t ask your name, or require you to give personal details that you feel uncomfortable giving. If it’s your first time looking for…


livingwithhivLiving with HIV

People with HIV are now living longer and with better quality of life than ever before.
If you are living with HIV, it's important for you to have the information necessary to keep you healthy…


Volunteer Application
  1. Please note all responses are 100% confidential. If you are applying for a volunteer position at one of our Special Events, you are only required to fill out sections 1 through 5, and the Volunteer Participation Agreement at the end. If you are applying to volunteer in the ACNS office, please fill out all sections.

    Download this form to fill out and send in offline

  2. 1. Contact Information
    Please let us know your name.
  3. Email(*)
    Please let us know your email address.
  4. Address
    (address, apt, city, prov, post code)
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  5. Phone
    (note: daytime, evening, cell if applicable)
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  6. Alternate Contact
    (Name, Phone)
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  7. 2. Previous Volunteering
    Have you volunteered before? If so, where, and what did you do?
    Please let us know your message.
  8. 3. Skills & Experience
    Please list any skills, experience, specialized training or education that would be an asset in volunteering with us
    Please let us know your message.
  9. 4. Personal Privacy / Discretion
    Do you require discretion when calling you?
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  10. Do you require discretion when mailing you?
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  11. 5. Email Communications / Email list
    Do you consent to receiving commercial emails from us?
    You can withdraw your consent to receive emails from us at any time, in compliance with Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation.
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  13. 6. How did hear about our organization?
    Please let us know your message.
  14. 7. What interests you in volunteering with us?
    Please let us know your message.
  15. 8. How did you feel about your previous volunteer experience ?
    Please let us know your message.
  16. 9. Indicate which of the following skills you possess. Choose all that apply.

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  17. Please list other skills
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  18. 10. Do you have any personal experience with HIV/AIDS?
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  19. 11. Have you had any experience with HIV? If so, please explain.
    Please let us know your message.
  20. 12. What concerns might you have volunteering for a Community Based AIDS Organization? If so, please explain.
    Please let us know your message.
  21. 13.What is your comfort level and/or experience working with persons who may differ from you?
    Some examples may be, but not limited to : sexual orientation, ethnicity, religious beliefs, cultural or even people who live below the poverty line.
    Please let us know your message.
  22. 14. Please indicate which volunteer areas/opportunities you are interested in.
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  23. Fund Development
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  24. PHA Services
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  25. Board or Committees
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  26. 15. When are you available to work?
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  27. 16. If necessary, are you available for evening and weekend work?
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  28. 17. How long of a commitment are you able to make?
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  29. Please provide the name and contact information for two references, one work or volunteer related and one personal:
    (name, phone)
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    The AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia requires employees and volunteers to adhere to our Terms of Participation and sign an Agreement of Confidentiality.
  32. Terms of Participation

    The AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia will provide orientation sessions to all volunteers who are asked to participate in the volunteer program. The staff will determine suitable matching of volunteers with volunteer activities. Training sessions and information update meetings will be provided whenever appropriate. Because of the ongoing training involved, the Coalition would prefer that volunteers remain in the program for at least one year. All applicants are required to comply with confidentiality guidelines.
  33. Agreement of Confidentiality

    By submitting this form, I hereby agree to keep private, treat as being confidential, and not make public or divulge any information or material related to my volunteer work with the AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia without having first obtained, in writing, the consent of the Executive Director of the AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia.(*)
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How your donation helps

Your donation supplies free information and support services for people living with HIV, their families and loved ones.

Your donation gives assistance to people living with HIV in navigating the health care system and other community supports.

Your donation supports the Health Promotion Programs offered and promoted by ACNS.

Your donation informs through Awareness campaigns, education and skills building programs for prevention and testing across Nova Scotia.

Your donation helps us act as an advocate for healthy public policy engagement that fosters supportive environments.

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