HIV and AIDS Volunteer Work
Apply for a life changing experience and volunteer on HIV / AIDS awareness and care programs in developing countries around the world. If you have a genuine interest in raising awareness of this global problem and want to support people living with the condition, the HIV and AIDS programs we offer give you a real opportunity to get involved in the fight against AIDS. Over 25 million people have died of AIDS since 1981, and there is no better time than today to help. Search our missions and placements today.
HIV AIDS Volunteer Programs
Find HIV AIDS volunteer projects, electives, jobs, gap years & internships overseas
Why the Need for Assistance
December 1st marks World AIDS Day, and people all over the world take part in ‘Act Aware’ to help stop the spread of HIV and tackle prejudice surrounding it. World AIDS Day draws the attention of the world to this global problem, and is without doubt a fantastic campaign. But HIV/AIDS does not disappear once the day is done. It’s a 365 days a year problem and your help is desperately needed whenever, and wherever, you can give it.
Where to Participate
There are countries all around the world needing assistance, a lot of people choose to volunteer on HIV and AIDS volunteer projects in Africa but there are also options in Asia and South America. Where you go really depends on the project/organisation you are interested in, or if a certain country appeals to you. Every placement is different and please research all before signing up. Countries in desperate need of help include Ghana, India, Peru and South Africa.
HIV and AIDS Volunteer Projects in Africa
Help make a difference in the battle against HIV and AIDS on volunteer awareness and medical programs in Africa. HIV / AIDS is a problem facing communities all around the world and in this continent a lot of work is being done to help educate people and to assist medically to pro-long peoples lives. Educating local communities about the causes of HIV / Aids and the treatments is really important. If you have any medical experience you could join outreach projects which help people in developing countries by treating and assisting with healthcare issues. You could care for patients in hospitals or at community projects.
A lot of projects which deal with are about education but still to this day, some people and communities do not know about the risks of HIV infection. South Africa has one of the highest rates of HIV infection in the world and you can really help make a difference here, other destinations include Ghana. Countries like Malawi are facing a huge battle with HIV, Aids and poverty. There are international volunteering organisations and local NGO's trying to help the situation though and this is where you can get involved and help. If you are planning a trip and would like to help people, the working in Malawi is a recommended. There are lots of organisations doing really amazing work and by applying you will be able to contribute.
Roles & What to Expect
HIV/AIDS is a widespread problem and we have programs where you can educate local communities about the risks of HIV infection. Volunteers assist with local workshops, organise and conduct seminars, and produce educational material. You will usually be working at community care and support centres, which do invaluable work in bridging health care institutions with patients’ families, and your role will be to create awareness of HIV/AIDS in the community.
Participants help care for the patients who have been neglected from social circles due to their condition, assist the local nurses and contribute to the maintenance and decoration of the centre, as well as undertaking small-scale awareness programs in the local communities. In places like Africa you can educate local communities about the risks of HIV infection. You might be working in workshops, conducting seminars or assisting with the production of desperately needed educational material. South Africa has one of the highest rates of HIV infection in the world, so volunteers really are needed all year round.
How to Apply
You can search and book programs through our website today. Most organisations offer safe and structured placements which include pre-departure information and full training once in country.
What to Think About Before Applying
These placements can be quite emotional especially when working directly with people suffering from HIV / AIDS. These programs are far from easy and can, at times, be difficult to deal with when you are helping orphans and people who are very sick.
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