Volunteer applications open 1 April 2014.
Volunteering at AIDS 2014 is a great way to gain access to the conference and connect with delegates and other volunteers. Volunteers who work a minimum of three shifts will be given access badges for the entire conference. Volunteers are typically local residents, as the conference does not offer any travel or housing support for volunteers. However, people from other countries are welcomed to apply for volunteer opportunities.
Please note: Priority will be given to volunteers who can help for a maximum number of shifts; i.e. the more shifts you can work the more likely you are to be selected as a volunteer.
Role and Benefits of Volunteers
Volunteers will help plan the conference, coordinate programme activities, greet visiting delegates, assist with registration, act as guides during the conference, staff various offices and activities, help in the Global Village and perform other crucial tasks.
Volunteers will have access to conference sessions outside of their shifts, a lunch each day and a Certificate of Appreciation.
Furthermore, volunteers will have the possibility to gain international experience at the world’s largest conference on AIDS and to unite in the response to AIDS.
How to Volunteer
An online Application Form will be available beginning 1 April 2014. As soon as the number of volunteers needed is reached, volunteer applications will close.
The success of the AIDS 2014 depends heavily on the support of between 1500 and 2000 volunteers. To volunteer you must be at least 18 years old (as of 17 July 2014), have a good level of English and be available for at least three half-days shifts (volunteers who can commit to a maximum number of shifts will be prioritized).
Volunteers from Other Countries
Persons from countries other than Australia seeking to volunteer at AIDS 2014 will be required to meet the Australian customs and immigration requirements for visitors.
The conference secretariat is unfortunately not able to offer any financial assistance or Letters of Invitation to help with visas. Volunteers are responsible for their own accommodation and travel costs. It is the sole responsibility of the volunteer to take care of his/her visa requirements.