Volunteer Opportunities
Care | Prevent | Educate | Engage

Volunteers – the Backbone of our Services

At HIV Alliance we depend on volunteer support to help us provide critical services to our clients and at-risk populations.  Every year volunteers contribute over 7,000 hours of service to our efforts to prevent new infections of HIV.

Volunteers are involved in many aspects of our prevention and client services programs.  Some of the specific tasks they routinely help out with include:

  • Distributing new syringes and safer injection supplies at our Syringe Exchange.
  • Conducting our outreach programs to men who have sex with men and others at risk.
  • Providing HIV and Hepatitis C testing and counseling to individuals that seek these services from us.
  • Helping out at the front desk.
  • Creating outreach materials such as safer sex kits.
  • Assisting with our support groups by helping to prepare meals or help with other tasks.
  • Provide presentations on HIV and Hepatitis C  in public forums and to school groups.
  • Help us raise funds through events and other activities.

Every volunteer that works at HIV Alliance receives basic and more extensive training depending upon the type of volunteer position an individual is interested in. YOU can make a difference and help us fulfill our mission!

How to Apply

To become a volunteer with HIV Alliance, we request that you fill out an application and bring that application to a volunteer orientation training (also known as the Level I General Training).

Click here for the HIV Alliance Volunteer Application

At the orientation, we provide an overview of our agency and the services we offer, the different roles that are available to volunteers and the specific trainings required for each role. We also review agency policies and procedures as they relate to volunteers.

RSVP’s for the Level I trainings are strongly recommended. If we do not have at least 5 people officially registered by the day before the training, the training will most likely be canceled.

Additional trainings are required for certain volunteer positions and require that you have taken both a Level I and a Level II General Training.

Unless otherwise noted, all trainings are held at our office at 1195 City View St., Eugene.

Here are the dates for upcoming trainings. Please email Patti Hansen at phansen@hivalliance.org to RSVP for a training:

Level I General
  • Thursday, January 11, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Monday, January 22, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Monday, February 19, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Level II General
  • Saturday, January 13, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 10, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Level III Needle Exchange

  • Friday, December 15, 2017, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, January 19, 2018, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, February 16, 2018, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Level IV Introduction to Testing

  • TBA – please check back

Level IV Testing Counselor Training (Technician Experience required)

  • TBA – please check back

Seeking New Board Treasurer

HIV Alliance is in need of a Board Treasurer with an understanding of financial accounting for nonprofit organizations. Our current budget is $3.5 million and we are steadily growing. The Board Treasurer is responsible for working with the Finance Director and Executive Directors to: monitor funds, investments, tax filings, and quarterly review of compliance; develop and recommend fiscal policies to ensure financial integrity and sustainability of organization; develop long-term financial strategies through goal setting and business planning; assist in reviewing and presenting financial reports and annual budget to Board.

The Board Treasurer serves as Chair of the Finance Committee, a Director, and member of the Executive Committee. The Board meets monthly on the fourth Thursday from 5:30-7:00pm. Executive and Finance committees meet on the second Thursday of each month from 2:45-5:30pm. Meetings are held in Eugene. May conference call from outside counties.

For more information about what we do, visit http://hivalliance.org/


Please contact our Finance Director with any interest or questions:
Jennifer Salvatore, Finance Director
(541) 342-5088 ext 127


We have a variety of volunteer and internship positions available for students and community members wishing to join our team. Internship lengths and time commitments vary based on individual internship needs.  If you are hoping to receive academic credit for your internship, please check your program requirements as every academic program/department may have different internship requirements.  You are responsible for making sure you know these requirements so that you can receive credit for your time.

For more information on volunteer and internship opportunities, contact our Volunteer and Education Manager at 541-342-5088 x150 or phansen@hivalliance.org.

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