Calling All Volunteers!

  • August 24, 2011
  • News


In an effort to expand one of our most innovative and effective programs, AID FOR AIDS International’s New York Immigrant AIDS Link (NYIAL) is seeking Spanish-speaking volunteers to conduct HIV testing, run HIV prevention seminars and perform individual counseling at several Latin American/Caribbean (LAC) consulates in New York City.
Currently, NYIAL is running the program in the Mexican Consular office, but at least four other countries have expressed interest in hosting the service at their New York consulates. 
“It’s been one of my most rewarding experiences at AID FOR AIDS,” says David Mosquera, an outreach volunteer who works at the Mexican consulate two days a week. “You really have the opportunity to interact with a lot of people and provide them with potentially life-saving information.”
Volunteers interested in conducting HIV testing are required to take the New York City Department of Health’s “HIV-101” basic training course, a second training course in client confidentiality, and a one-day training session on HIV testing that covers the basics of HIV testing and hands-on practice. Those who successfully complete the DOH trainings will receive certificates in HIV testing. 
Prospective volunteers who prefer to focus just on HIV education and counseling only have to take the basic training at AFAI headquarters. All program volunteers must be fluent in Spanish and will be asked to work 1-2 days per month.
Anyone interested in this rewarding assignment can contact David at 212 337-8043, ext. 308, or by email at