Volunteering with the AIDS Action Council

As a grassroots, peer led, community based organisation we are guided, supported and assisted by our members and volunteers. They provide us with access to community intelligence and cultural knowledge; greater reach; self-generated funds; and efficient data and information collection. Additionally, volunteers join us as peer educators, make up our Board, and are integral to the operation of our counselling service. 

  •  Volunteer peer educators allow us to offer evidence based community interventions. Unlike the highly structured mode of treatment used by many traditional health promotion and treatment services, peer-led interventions adopt a more flexible, informal and responsive approach. Peer-led services are typically delivered in settings where the target community already live, work and interact (for example, clubs, bars and other venues).  This greatly improves the effectiveness of services and programs and is allows us to connect with the most at-risk groups. 
  • Board members are volunteers who give up their time to guide the strategic direction of the organisation.  The Board is called upon to be responsive and decisive, to project a vision for the Council, and to ensure all accountability safeguards are in place.  
  • The success of the counselling services at the Council is due to volunteers.  We utilise a skills based/qualified counselling model with relies, in part, on supervised final year master’s students, as well as fully qualified volunteers.

I am pleased to be able to let you know that volunteering at the Council will now be led by Keiran Rossteuscher.  Keiran has been with the Council for many years and undertaken several different and valuable roles.  Keiran’s role will be Volunteer and Health Promotion Officer and he will use his personal and professional experience to inform and contribute to engaging, inspiring, supporting and motivating volunteers in their valuable work.

If you have any questions or concerns about volunteering, volunteering training and/or volunteer support please contact Keiran: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 02 6257 2855.

Volunteer Training

Volunteer Training will be held here at the Council on Saturday 30th July from 10 am – 1 pm. This training is required for all new volunteers, and provides an introduction to the Council, our work, and other important information. 

This training is also a great refresher for existing volunteers. You are encouraged to attend if your last training with the Council was more than 12 months ago.

Please register your interest in this training by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 02 6257 2855. If this date does not suit, please get in touch and put your name down for a future session. Light refreshments will be provided. 

Working with Vulnerable People Registration

It is necessary for all volunteers of the Council to have a Working with Vulnerable People card. If you have not already applied, or if your current card is going to expire soon, please follow this link for more information: > CLICK HERE!

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