Volunteer & Internship Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in participating in AIDS Action’s volunteer programs. In an effort to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 for our staff and clients, all of our volunteer programs have been temporarily suspended until further notice. We will provide an update on the availability of volunteer positions as more information becomes available.

We couldn’t do our work without the generous support of our volunteers and interns, who contribute thousands of hours and countless talents to AIDS Action each year. With opportunities in multiple programs in Boston and Cambridge, we’re likely to have a volunteer opportunity that fits your skills and schedule.

Check out our list of open positions below, and fill out our volunteer application indicating the opportunity in which you are interested.

Open Internship Positions

AIDS Action is currently recruiting interns for the following position:

Affordable Housing Outreach Intern

The Housing Search & Advocacy Program is seeking an intern to help with developing systems to increase usage and access of affordable housing resources for low- and moderate-income households and their care teams. Supervised by the Housing Search Coordinator, this internship will primarily be focused researching affordable housing opportunities, outreaching to properties in Massachusetts, maintaining an up-to-date database of these opportunities, and undertaking a project aimed at developing an online system to organize housing applications for increased access and usage for eligible populations.

This is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in gaining experience working within social justice, harm reduction, and public health programs while developing communication and organizational strategies to increase access to affordable housing.

You can download the full job description here.


AIDS WALK Promotions Intern

The Development Team at AIDS Action is looking for an intern to help promote AIDS WALK 2020. Supervised by the Manager of Fundraising Events, this internship will primarily be focused on outreach events and promotion of the walk through various tabling and recruiting opportunities. The intern will assist the Development Team on various projects including the development of a tabling and recruiting strategy and the implementation of that plan.

This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to gain exposure to social justice issues as well as for someone interested in fundraising, event planning, marketing and public relations. Join us and learn about or gain further experience in special events fundraising and non-profit development. All ethnicities, gender identifications, backgrounds, etc. are encouraged to apply.

You can download the full job description here.

Open Volunteer Positions

AIDS Action is currently recruiting volunteers for the following positions:

Check-In Volunteer

Check-In is not currently accepting applications, please check back soon.

Volunteers come in on Tuesday or Wednesday evenings and provide a consistent, caring connection by phone for people living with HIV/AIDS. Each volunteer has a set of clients they develop relationships with over time. Volunteers complement our case management services by helping clients work through problems and encouraging their successes. Volunteers report feeling very connected to their work and enjoy the warm and supportive team atmosphere.

The Check-In program has a critical need for bilingual English/Spanish, Creole, Portuguese and/or Cape Verdean Creole speakers. Persons with an aptitude for those languages are strongly encouraged to apply.
Program/Department: Check-in
Location: 75 Amory Street, Boston, MA 02119


Youth on Fire (YOF) Volunteer

Engage homeless youth through relationship building, assist in creating and maintaining a safe space, and learn to work within YOF’s core philosophies and goals. You may be asked to engage in supportive, non-judgmental conversations with homeless youth around sex, sexual health, pregnancy, homelessness, substance use, HIV/AIDS and STDs. Assist in the kitchen, make trips to the food bank, help organize the space, and develop relationships with members while playing board games, pool, video games, watching movies and more.

Program/Department: Youth on Fire
Location: 1 Church St, Cambridge, MA 02138


Housing Search and Advocacy Volunteer

Volunteers help Housing Search Specialists by filing, organizing, and photocopying housing applications, and by calling property managers and housing authorities to discuss client needs and housing options. Volunteers in this position will play an integral role in providing the most up-to-date housing resources and information to our staff and clients. Volunteers in this position also have the option of assisting with weekly housing search groups for clients of AIDS Action Committee who are currently homeless or are looking for alternative housing. Volunteers work one-on-one with clients within the group to help them complete housing applications. We are looking for volunteers who are detail-oriented, proactive, and excited about working on projects to improve access to affordable housing for our clients. Volunteers must be available between 9 am and 5 pm on week days.

Program/Department: Housing and Residential Programs
Location: 75 Amory Street, Boston, MA 02119


Boomerangs Volunteers (Jamaica Plain, Central Square, West Roxbury, and Dedham)

Boomerangs offers both individual and group volunteer opportunities at our Dedham Distribution Center. While sizing, tagging, and hanging clothing volunteers can channel their inner fashionista and build comradery with their fellow team members. Every garment that is prepared for sale helps to secure critical funding for client programs at AIDS Action Committee. To learn more about this opportunity and other opportunities at Boomerangs visit shopboomerangs.org

Program/Department: Boomerangs
Location: Various Locations


Access: Drug User Health Program Volunteer

Access, a program within AIDS Action Committee’s Prevention Department, is committed to the practice of harm reduction and founded on the idea that drug users deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. We provide a safe and confidential space for injection drug users to access sterile injection equipment, sharps disposal, risk reduction strategies, overdose prevention education and nasal Narcan, educational materials, and testing for HIV, HCV, and STDs. Our services are provided FREE of charge and participation is anonymous and confidential.

Program/Department: https://aac.org/programs-services/needle-exchange/