Street and Bar Outreach - AIDS Committee of Ottawa
Volunteer Types: Event planning and participation, Health Care, Human rights, Mental Health, Special events and festivals
Organization types: Addiction and Substance Abuse, Community and Social Services, Education, Health and Diseases, Human Rights and Civil Liberties, LGBTQIA2+, Poverty/Social Justice, Public/Society Benefit, Women
Ongoing (more than a year)
Application Deadline: August 23, 2023
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Please e-mail [email protected] with a resume to begin the volunteer onboarding process. Applications through Volunteer Ottawa platform will not be considered.

There are 3 kinds of outreach we primarily engage in:
1) Occasional special events outreach, such as pride, winter pride and AIDS Awareness week
>typically this involves tabling, talking about sexual health and HIV information

2) Routine bar outreach
>typically involves talking about sexual health, HIV information and harm reduction
>tends to be specific to guys-into-guys / LGBTQIA+

3) Routine women centered outreach
> typically involves visiting specific community or care centres to engage folks about sexual health, HIV
info and other intersecting issues

Skills and values for effective volunteers:
– able to talk to many diverse people
– comfortable with the idea about talking about sex and drug-use (we provide training)
– not judgmental
– reliable
– able to speak ENG or FR
– knowledgeable or willing to learn about HIV/HEPC

ACO General information:
Our Mission
To provide support, prevention, education and outreach services from an integrated anti-racism anti-oppression social justice framework that promotes the holistic wellbeing of those living with, affected by, impacted by and at risk of HIV/AIDS in Ottawa.

Our Vision
A world in which the human rights and dignity of people living with, affected by, impacted by and at risk of HIV/AIDS, are respected and realized; and where societal attitudes, laws and policies facilitate HIV prevention efforts, holistic care, treatment and support.

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
It is a highly social volunteer opportunity that rewards people who are interested in health and wellness, sexuality, harm-reduction, education and community development.
How will the organization benefit?
It connects to one of our core mandates -- increasing community knowledge and awareness about sexual health.
Volunteer location:
various, tend to be downtown Ottawa our office location is 19 main


peter szanto
@AIDS Committee of Ottawa
Ext: 228
Time it will take to contact applicants:


This position would be great for: Adults, Person with a disability or medical condition, Seniors (65+), Young Adults (19-24)
Number of Positions Available: 10
Good for people interested in: Event planning and participation, Health Care, Human rights, Mental Health, Special events and festivals
You will be helping with: Disadvantaged, First Nations, Métis, Inuit, Indigenous persons, LGBTQI2+, Men, Persons with disabilities or medical conditions, Visible minorities or racialized persons, Women, Youth (19-24 years)

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  • Public transportation available
  • This position can accommodate persons with a disability
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