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

Whether you are looking to volunteer alone or with a group, we have opportunities to fit a variety of interests. We need your help staffing special events, stuffing safer sex kits during our monthly movie night or helping with reception and clerical tasks at our headquarters.

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Volunteer Project Directory

For more details, contact Justin at jkoziatek@aidschicago.org.

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: Data Visualization

Category: Communications/Marketing

Description: Support AFC’s communications team to connect the data that emerges about our work with digestible visuals to show outcomes.

Time Commitment: Ongoing

Keywords: Communications, marketing, 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