Get Involved


Volunteers of all ages and from diverse backgrounds increase AFC's ability to help people.

Whether you are looking to volunteer individually or with a group, we have opportunities to fit a variety of interests. Please see below for a incomprehensive list of options. We need your help staffing special events (leading up to, during, and tear down), as well as assisting various departments with projects on an as needed basis. We deeply appreciate all our volunteers and the important contribution they make to AFC.

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Volunteer Project Directory

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Opportunity: Form a TEAM TO END AIDS Corporate Team!

Category: Endurance Support

Description: Create a unique team building experience for your coworkers while getting in shape and supporting AFC! T2 corporate team members train to complete a marathon, half marathon, or triathlon while raising funds to support HIV/AIDS programs across Chicago. T2 provides training and hands-on support, and can develop customized benefits to meet your company’s needs.

Time Commitment: May – October

Keywords: Events, endurance

Opportunity: TEAM TO END AIDS (T2) Volunteers

Category: Endurance Support

Description: Volunteers are needed to help with various endurance events throughout the T2 running season. These events include a mock triathlon, weekly water stations, and weekly administrative support.

Time Commitment: Both one-time and ongoing opportunities available

Keywords: Events, endurance

Opportunity: Building a Data-Driven Culture

Category: Professional Development

Description: Support AFC’s commitment to organizational excellence by sharing efficient and sensitive methods of data collection and analysis; inclusive of case studies, training examples and readiness for growth opportunities.

Time Commitment: Ongoing

Keywords: Data visualization, analytics, data evaluation, design, skills-based volunteering

Opportunity: Standard HR trainings

Category: Training

Description: AFC seeks an in-kind training (in person, webinar, or online module-based) to present to our staff yearly as part of our talent management process.

Time Commitment: One-time training

Keywords: Training, human resources, harassment, legal, skills-based volunteering

Opportunity: Interpersonal Skills Training       

Category: Training            

Description: AFC seeks an in-kind trainer to teach our staff about varying communication and work styles to foster strong working relationships.

Time Commitment: One-time training

Keywords: Training, leadership development, soft skills, skills-based volunteering

Opportunity: AIDS Run & Walk Chicago Community Ambassador Committee

Category: Fundraising Special Event Volunteers

Description: AIDS Run & Walk Chicago is a community 5K/10K run/walk that takes place each fall along the Chicago lakefront (tentatively scheduled for the morning of Saturday, Oct. 1). AFC is recruiting members of its Community Ambassador Committee to serve from March through September 2016 and assist with community outreach, marketing and event-day activities. Committee meetings will be held monthly in downtown Chicago.

Time Commitment: Ongoing

Keywords: Events

Opportunity: AIDS Run & Walk Chicago Event-Day Volunteers

Category: Fundraising Special Event Volunteers

Description: AIDS Run & Walk Chicago is a community 5K/10K run/walk that takes place each fall along the Chicago lakefront (tentatively scheduled for the morning of Saturday, Oct. 1). Volunteers are needed to assist in many different positions on race day.

Time Commitment: One day

Keywords: Events

Opportunity: World of Chocolate Event-Day Volunteers

Category: Fundraising Special Event Volunteers

Description: Volunteers are needed for one of our signature fundraising special events, which will take place on the evening of Thursday, Dec. 1 in downtown Chicago. This commemorative World AIDS Day event features 30 Chicago-based chocolatiers.

Time Commitment: One day

Keywords: Events

Opportunity: Intranet Platform Buildout

Category: IT

Description: The AIDS Foundation of Chicago is seeking volunteers to oversee and implement an inter-office sharing platform buildout.

Time Commitment: Ongoing

Keywords: Technology, IT, skills-based

Opportunity: Office Space Planning

Category: Interior Design Planning

Description: As the AIDS Foundation of Chicago grows, the need for innovative and smart office space solutions has grown. We are seeking volunteers to give input and insight for solutions to maximize our staff work space.

Time Commitment: Ongoing

Keyword: Design, space planning, skills-based volunteering

Opportunity: Awareness Campaign Creation

Category: Marketing, communications

Description: Volunteers are needed to advise on and create awareness campaigns for various programs. Currently these programs include Illinois Alliance for Sound AIDS Policy (IL ASAP), Pride Action Tank, and Midwest HIV Pregnancy Planning and Prevention Initiative (MHPPPI).

Time Commitment: Ongoing

Keywords: Marketing, communications, advocacy, skills-based volunteering

Opportunity: Social Media Workshops

Category: Social Media, Marketing and Communications

Description: Come teach a workshop focused on social media trends and the latest information.

Time Commitment: One-time training

Keywords: Social media, communications, marketing, skills-based volunteering

Opportunity: Video Editing               

Category: Communications and marketing    

Description: Help us edit video footage captured to promote events benefiting the AIDS Foundation of Chicago.

Time Commitment: Ongoing

Keywords: IT, communications, marketing, editing, video, skills-based volunteering

Opportunity: Join AFC’s Associate Board!

Category: Associate Board, young professionals

Description: The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) Associate Board includes young professionals ages 21-35 who are passionate leaders in the fight for HIV and AIDS services and prevention in the Chicago metropolitan area. Members of the Associate Board act as ambassadors for AFC by fundraising, becoming involved in AFC activities and engaging other young professionals to make a difference.

Time Commitment: ongoing

Keywords: advocacy, leadership development