Help AFC mobilize communities to create equity and justice.
Whether you are looking to volunteer individually or with a group, we have opportunities to fit a variety of interests. Please see below for the main volunteer opportunities we have each year. Our volunteer-supported events utilize about 500 volunteers in total per year, and we hope you will be one of them. Join our email list so we can let you know when registration opens and if other needs arise over time. AFC wouldn’t be where it is today without the contributions of our volunteers. Thank you for your passion to support people living with and vulnerable to HIV!
AIDS Run & Walk Chicago is a community 5K/10K run/walk that takes place each fall along the Chicago lakefront and is the largest event to raise awareness and vital funds for people living with HIV and related chronic diseases. Volunteers are needed to assist in many different positions on race day as well as pre-event opportunities like Pride Fest, Market Days and packet prep. This is our largest volunteer opportunity of the year. AFC depends on more than 250 volunteers to help this event run smoothly.
Volunteers are needed for one of our signature fundraising events to help set up, tear down and assist during the event in various roles to ensure a wonderful experience is had by all. This commemorative World AIDS Day event features Chicago-based chocolatiers.
Volunteers are needed to help with various endurance events throughout the T2 training season. These events include the Kick-Off event, training practice support, the Chicago Triathlon, the Chicago Half Marathon and the Chicago Marathon.
Dance for Life raises awareness and funds for HIV/AIDS care, education and prevention while promoting the art of dance in Chicago. Volunteers are needed to support check-in, guest registration and merchandise sales.
The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) Associate Board includes young professionals and emerging leaders who are passionate leaders in the fight for HIV/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.
Throughout the year, AFC’s volunteers, members and supporters will be called upon to speak up for initiatives spearheaded by AFC that work to improve services for, and protect the rights of, people living with and vulnerable to HIV. This includes attending virtual and in-person advocacy events and making phone calls to representatives.