Ways to Volunteer

Special Events

SAAF holds a number of annual fundraisers events. Below you can select the event you would like to sign-up for.

  • AIDSWALK
  • Many other events that the community organizes on SAAF’s behalf

It takes 100s of volunteers to ensure each event goes off without a hitch, and events are often a fun and exciting way to volunteer. Bring a friend to help, too!

Walk-In Wednesday (WIW)

**Due to recent COVID-19 health concerns we will be cancelling WIW indefinitely. We will hope to resume soon, but will be carefully following the recommendations of governmental health agencies as well as city and state government. Please contact Volunteer Resources Coordinator Chinna Garza at 520-547-6174 or cgarza@saaf.org if  you have any questions.

Held every Wednesday night from 6:00pm–8:00pm at SAAF, this is a volunteer work party in a fun and social setting. Projects vary depending on agency needs, but typically feature hands-on work such as bulk mailings or assembling condom packets. Groups are encouraged to RSVP ahead of time, but individuals are welcome to just drop in and help. WIW is a great way to meet other volunteers and to get to know SAAF.

Program Specific

Some volunteer work will be unique to a particular program, such as assisting staff in a prevention or care services program. These kinds of opportunities are dynamic and changing depending on the program needs. While a regular, consistent shift may be possible, program work often happens on a continuum, with some months being busier than others. For example, while there may be ongoing data entry work in the Development Department, the need for volunteers increases during event season. If there is a program that you would like to help with, please let us know.

Ongoing Volunteer Roles

SAAF has many programs which require volunteer support. Specifically, they require volunteers who are able to commit their time and energy on a weekly or daily basis, typically during office hours. Your availability and schedule will determine whether this type of volunteer position will work for you. Volunteers in these positions are required to attend training.

These special programs include:

  • Peer Counseling (Fingerprinting, Background Check, and Client Support Training required)
  • Reception (Reception Orientation required)
  • Buyers’ Club (fingerprinting required)

Volunteer Contact

News and Events

  • 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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  • Share the Love with SAAF’s Home-Bound Clients, December 26, 2018

    Did you know that 92% of SAAF’s Food Program participants have extremely low and very low incomes and rely on our programs not just to avoid hunger, but to receive appropriate, nutrient-dense foods necessary to maintain their health and prevent HIV disease symptoms and medication side effects? Individuals living with HIV and their families face […]

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The mission of the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation is to cultivate a healthy and stigma-free society through transformative action.