Volunteer Orientation and Trainings

SAAF provides various trainings to better prepare volunteers in serving clients and the community. Some volunteer positions require specific trainings that must be completed prior to volunteer placement.

Volunteer Orientation

Orientation gives a prospective volunteer the opportunity to learn what we do as an organization. Potential volunteers receive basic HIV/AIDS information, as well as information about trainings and volunteer opportunities available throughout the agency. Special emphasis is placed on the agency’s confidentiality policy, which all volunteers are required to abide by.

· Thursday, June 17th 6-8:30pm

· Saturday, July 1st 10-12:30pm

· Thursday, July 15th 6-8:30pm

· Saturday, August 7th 10-12:30pm

· Thursday, August 19th 6-8:30pm

· Saturday, September 4th 10-12:30pm

· Thursday, September 16th 6-8:30pm

· Saturday, October 2nd 10-12:30pm

· Thursday, October 21st 6-8:30pm

· Saturday, November 6th 10-12:30pm

· Thursday, November 18th 6-8:30pm

· Saturday, December 4th 10-12:30pm

· Thursday, December 16th 6-8:30PM

Below are comments from individuals who recently attended SAAF’s Volunteer Orientation training:

“You helped me understand my HIV better – thank you.”

“Delicate subject presented very well.”

“Trainers were both very knowledgeable and engaging. Thanks!”

“Trainers were very nice and excited about the program; they made everyone feel comfortable.”

“I really got a lot of helpful info about HIV. Loved it.”

News and Events

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  • SAAF Welcomes Dr. Ravi Grivois-Shah as its New Chief Executive Officer, September 30, 2020

    The Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation, excitedly, welcomes Dr. Ravi Grivois-Shah as its new Chief Executive Officer. He is scheduled to begin his new role as CEO on Monday, September 28, 2020. Dr. Ravi comes to SAAF after serving as Medical Director of Alvernon Family Medicine and the UA Mobile Health Program, which provides free medical […]

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  • SAAF’s Next CEO, June 25, 2020

    The SAAF Board of Directors is pleased to share with you that Dr. Ravi Grivois-Shah has been selected and hired to be the next Chief Executive Officer for SAAF.

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  • Save Lives By Supporting Virtual AIDSWALK Tucson 2020, October 2, 2020

    By Rachel McMenamin, Grants Coordinator at the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation As most things look different during this pandemic, so will the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation’s annual AIDSWALK Tucson. For the safety of walkers, volunteers, clients, staff and our community, this year’s AIDSWALK has gone virtual. SAAF will host a week long AIDSWALK celebration from […]

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  • SAAF WINS BBB Torch Award in Nonprofit Ethics, May 14, 2019

    We are honored to be the recipient of the BBB Serving Southern Arizona’s Torch Award for Nonprofit Ethics! As a nonprofit and more specifically as an AIDS service organization and an LGBTQ+ serving organization, we hold ourselves accountable to our stakeholders: our clients, our donors, the taxpayers, our staff and volunteers, our community partners, our funders, and […]

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HIV, LGBTQ+ individuals, and communities marginalized by society.