Volunteer

People interested in volunteering to help the San Antonio AIDS Foundation with its mission to prevent the spread of HIV and provide comprehensive services to individuals affected by HIV/AIDS are welcome to meet with our volunteer coordinator Tuesdays or Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. You may also contact her via e-mail at volunteer@sanantonioaids.org.

Positive

Experience

SAAF strives to make the volunteer experience a positive one for all who generously donate their time to our agency’s mission. In our efforts to maintain this level of care it is important to have general safety guidelines. We have minimum requirements that must be maintained for the safety and well-being of all who volunteer, as well as the confidentiality of the people we serve.

Volunteer opportunities

Volunteer opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • Mobile food pantry
  • Arts and crafts for clients
  • Birthday parties for clients
  • Reception/light office work
  • Group yard beautification
  • Kitchen/hot meal assistance, kitchen prep and clean-up
  • Housekeeping and maintenance
  • Event support: Webb Party, Run & Walk for AIDS, World AIDS Day and others

Volunteer

Requirements

Requirements

Requirements for all volunteers wishing to volunteer in-house are:

  • Volunteer application
  • Completion of a Confidentiality agreement
  • Background check (SAAF does not charge for this.)
  • TB test- SAAF can offer volunteers a free TB test –please confirm with volunteer coordinator when ready to take the TB test
  • HIV 101 awareness class (in-house)
  • Volunteer orientation videos

Events Only

The requirements for all volunteers wishing to volunteer at events only (outside SAAF) are:

  • Volunteer application
  • Background check
  • HIV 101 awareness class
  • Volunteer orientation videos

Age Requirements &

Expectations

For volunteers: Volunteers under 18 years of age must have an adult present during their volunteer time. Volunteers under the age of 18, unfortunately will not be able to volunteer onsite. Volunteers must be a minimum of 16 years of age to volunteer with SAAF (offsite activities only) for liability and safety concerns.

For groups: Volunteers under 18 years of age must have at least one adult chaperone.

For all ages: Appropriate dress is required to volunteer.

Basic expectations: Volunteers must wear appropriate pants, have closed-toe shoes and must wear short- or long-sleeved shirts, no tank tops. All clothing should fit appropriately (for example, not skin-tight) and not have hanging straps or revealing clothing (too low-cut, bare midriff, etc.).   Please ask the volunteer coordinator should you have any specific questions.

Internships

SAAF will consider requests for student internships depending on area and fit. Students interested must submit intern application with a cover letter. Contact us at 210-225-4715
Email: volunteer@sanantonioaids.org