Volunteering and you!

Volunteering is the exchange of experiences, a collective effort and common interest in supporting the greater good of our Calgary communities. Our volunteer program makes HIV Community Link the incredible organization that it is today, achieving our vision of empowering choices, engaging communities, and ending transmission. The investment of your time in without any doubt, greatly appreciated, and we hope to hear from you soon.

COVID-19 Update: We are not currently onboarding new volunteers, other than a few specific roles, which are posted below under Current Opportunities. If you would like to express your interest in volunteering in the future, please complete the application form and we will be in touch to confirm receipt. We will add you to our database and may reconnect with you when more opportunities become available in 2021. Thank you for your interest in HIV Community Link.

Current Opportunities:

HEAT Program Advisory Committee Memberposition description

Strong Voices Advisory Committee Member – position description

Currently, we have limited volunteer opportunities due to the COVID-19 situation. When we return to full office operation, we will be seeking volunteers for positions including, but not limited to:

Condom Packing – currently suspended due to COVID – If you’re looking for a fun and simple way to give back to HIV Community Link you can join us for our monthly Volunteer Activity Night! Join us on the last Wednesday of every month at our Calgary office starting at 5 pm. You’ll help us pack our condom packs that are distributed across the city in bars, community centres, and at special events to promote safer sex and provide information on testing options in Calgary!

Events – currently suspended due to COVID – HIV Community Link holds many events throughout the year that need the helping hands of volunteers to help with the success of the project.

Host a Fundraiser – Whether you want to host a potluck, a special event, office fundraiser, bottle drive or holiday gathering, we’re happy to provide you with the right materials and support to ensure your event is a success!

Office Support – There are many administrative tasks that you can help us complete. From filling in at reception to data entry, we could always use helping hands around the office.

Application Process:

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with HIV Community Link! Getting involved begins with an application. From there, we check your interests and contact you directly to ensure we can match you to the volunteer opportunity that best fits with your interests and schedule. Once we have made contact, we provide education and training opportunities that cover HIV and related topics, stigma and current statistics.

If you’re ready to get started, please fill out the online Application Form.

For more information on volunteering, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@hivcl.org or by calling (403) 508-2500 option 5.

Privacy Statement

HIVCL acknowledges the importance of maintaining the privacy of our stakeholders, strives to embrace best practices, and is committed to ensuring that all personal information is properly collected, stored, and utilized. HIVCL does not collect personal information unless it relates directly to and is necessary for an operating program or activity of HIVCL.

HIVCL maintains the confidentiality and privacy of individuals’ personal and health information while collecting, using, and disclosing information in compliance with Alberta’s access and privacy legislation: the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP); and the Health Information Act (HIA). HIVCL supports the right of individuals or their authorized representatives to access, and request corrections to their personal and health information, subject to any specific restrictions in the legislation.

HIVCL will collect, use, and disclose personal and health information in a manner that complies with the applicable access and privacy legislation, or HIVCL’s established policies.

The HIVCL website may collect personal or health information when you voluntarily complete any online application, request form, or survey. Personal or health information collected will only be used for the stated purposes. Information is collected pursuant to Section 33 of FOIP and Sections 18–24 of HIA, as applicable.