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Volunteer Application

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.
 

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PLEASE NOTE:
The AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia requires employees and volunteers to adhere to our Terms of Participation and sign an Agreement of Confidentiality.

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.
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Volunter with Us

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. 

Make a difference. Volunteer Now.

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:

  • Bid for Life Dinner & Auction
    Late March
  • Red Ribbon Rally
    Mid June
  • Halifax Pride Week campaigns
    Late July
  • AIDS Awareness Week
    Last week of November, ending December 1st
  • Halifax World AIDS Day Vigil
    December 1st

PHA Services includes our Complimentary and Alternative Therapies (CATS) Program. Registered therapists from differing modalities such as therapeutic massage, and osteopathy offer free appointments to our HIV-positive members; 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.

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