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 can download the necessary forms required on this page and send them to our Communications & Development Coordinator at kgarcia@sanantonioaids.org. HIV 101 courses are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday's of the month and are mandatory to attend in order to start volunteering.

Make

A Difference

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 Orientation Videos

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.)
  • HIV 101 awareness class (in-house)
  • Volunteer orientation videos

Download the required forms here:

Events

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.