Volunteers are an integral part of the programs and services Nine Circles provides. As a volunteer, you will support people living with HIV and contribute to prevention and education work by helping out with events and activities.

Volunteering at Nine Circles provides an opportunity to:

  • Share your existing skills
  • Develop new skills and knowledge
  • Participate in ongoing education and training
  • Gain valuable work experience/references
  • Get to know new people and communities
  • Grow personally
  • Share your life experience as an HIV+ person

Ready to share your skills? Volunteers generally support Nine Circles in the following roles:

Board of Directors

Play a key role in developing policies and procedures and ensuring the missions, values and purpose of Nine Circles are upheld. The Nine Circles Board of Directors is a policy-based board that employs a consensus-based decision-making model. Directors support governance at Nine Circles and ensure organizational values and mission are upheld. Find out more about the board at Nine Circles here.

The Pit Stop (Harm Reduction Services)

Support us with daily operations tasks such as packing safer substance use and safer sex use kits, donation sorting, and outreach efforts. Click here for a full description of our Pit Stop support position.

Food Bank Support

Receive, sort, and distribute food at Nine Circles’ weekly food bank. Click here for a full description of our food bank support position.

Group/Program Support 

Help and engage with clients during group/program activities.
Assist Nine Circles Staff with preparation and clean-up.
Click here for a full description of our Group/Program support position.

Special Events and Fundraising

Support event planning, and be a part of the volunteer team on event day. Participate in fundraising campaigns and encourage donations. Click here for a full description of our Special Events and Fundraising support position.

 

To volunteer complete this form:

Volunteer Application

  • (e.g. She/Her, He/Him, They/Them)
  • We’d like to know more about you. We collect information to provide both you and our clients with the most respectful and supportive environment possible and understand the sensitive nature of this information. If you do not wish to share the following details with us, feel free to leave any part of this Personal Information section incomplete – doing so will not prevent us from placing you as a volunteer with our organization.
  • Please list all languages you can speak fluently.
  • Please list your current or most recent employer and your job title.
  • If you have current or previous volunteer experience which you believe would be an asset to our volunteer program, please provide details (organization and title/primary duties).
    Please indicate any positions you’d be interested in filling.
  • We conduct reference checks to ensure the highest level of service delivery to our clients. Please provide contact information for two people who you’ve known for a minimum of one year through work, school, volunteering or the community. You must provide these references in order to volunteer with us. We will contact references about their interactions with you, but will not share any personal information you’ve provided to us on this form.
  • Include name, phone number, email and their relationship to you.
  • Include name, phone number, email and their relationship to you.
    Nine Circles provides orientation and introductory training to all new volunteers. This training is determined in discussion with the Community Engagement Coordinator. Select all the options you are willing to do.

You can also download a Volunteer Application Package and return it by emailing it to Community Engagement Coordinator. To submit an application in person, visit us at 705 Broadway, Monday to Friday from 9am-5pm (closed weekends and holidays). We will confirm receipt of your application and will let you know when the next volunteer intake will occur. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.