Volunteer

Our volunteers come from diverse backgrounds, speak different languages and bring a range of expertise, knowledge and lived experience. Together, we increase ASAAP’s capacity to respond to emerging needs and provide South Asians with opportunities to contribute to the fight against HIV/AIDS.

You can find our volunteer application form here

Each month at ASAAP, we’re recognizing volunteers for their time, effort, and contributions! Check out our Volunteer Spotlight page to see featured volunteers!

We are currently seeking volunteers for the following positions and opportunities. Click any position to find out more.

Special Events/Seasonal/Current Outreach Opportunities:

Program Volunteering:
Men’s Health Volunteer
Women’s Sexual Health – Outreach Volunteer
Women’s Sexual Health – Brownkiss Writer
PHA Support Program Volunteer
Admin Volunteer
Social Media and Website Maintenance Volunteer

Current Training Opportunities
For many opportunities at ASAAP, Volunteers must complete Core Skills Training, Programme-Specific Training, and On-the-job Training. Click any training session to find out more.


Registration is now open for Core Skills Training: Winter 2017.

Training Dates:
Jan 22, 2017
Jan 29, 2017
Feb 21, 2017
Registration Closing Date:  31, December 2016

Click here for the Registration Form
For all volunteers who are new to ASAAP, or who want to brush up their skills from their last Core Skills Training, this interactive, 3-day training will allow you to develop an understanding of
a) the biology of HIV/AIDS including transmission, prevention, and risk
b) the sociology of HIV/AIDS, including stigma, resilience, and community support
c) volunteering roles at ASAAP
d) community outreach techniques, skills, and practices

Core Skills Training is offered 3 times a year (Winter, Spring, and Fall), and opens up opportunities for volunteers to participate more extensively in ASAAP’s programming. Volunteers must attend all three days in order to successfully complete the training. 

Refreshments include a light breakfast and lunch. TTC Tokens are available for those who need them. 

Please note that prior registration is required, and seats are limited. 


Training Date: February 4th

Registration Closing Date: December 31st

Time: 10am – 3pmThis is a programme-specific training opportunity for volunteers, and is included in Core Skills Training. This training covers information related to volunteering with our Sexual Health Prevention Education Programme at ASAAP. The training will cover issues pertaining to community outreach including LGBTQ issues, and working with women of diverse backgrounds and generations. To register, use this form


Training Date: 21, Feb 2017

Registration Closing Date: TBA

Time: TBA

This is a programme-specific training opportunity for volunteers who have completed Core Skills Training within the past year, or will be completing Core Skills Training in 2017, and who are interested in community outreach in volunteering with our PHA Support Program at ASAAP. The training will cover issues pertaining to PHA Support including making a positive difference in the lives of clients we serve, reducing HIV stigma, and engaging in other support program activities. To register, please contact Shazia at phasupport@asaap.ca



Get in touch with us if you are:

  • Passionate about working on issues of HIV/AIDS, sexual health, and social justice
  • Want to connect with and contribute to the South Asian community
  • Interested in getting involved in one or more of our programs

What you can expect:

  • Orientation and training to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to volunteer. (Offered three times a year, Core Skills Training includes workshops on HIV transmission, risk,  HIV treatment information and an introduction to anti-homophobia, anti-sexism, and anti-racism. This is a basis to other program specific training sessions)
  • Skill development
  • Job and event postings
  • Volunteer hours and reference letters after 6 months of consistent volunteering
  • Valuable experience with a community-based health organization
  • A growing professional network

Get in touch with our Volunteer Coordinator Shriya at volunteer@asaap.ca or call 416-599-2727 ext 225 for more information.

We look forward to working with you!