Volunteering at AIDS 2016

Volunteer applications open on April 1, 2016.


The Role of Volunteers

The success of AIDS 2016 depends heavily on the support of approximately 800 volunteers working with IAS during the week of 18 – 22 July 2016.

Volunteers will help coordinate programme activities, greet visiting delegates, assist with registration, act as guides during the conference, staff various offices and activities, and perform other crucial tasks. Volunteers will receive training and support from the conference volunteer coordinators.

Volunteers will have free access to conference sessions when not on duty, a lunch each working day and will also receive a Certificate of Appreciation.

The International AIDS Conference is the largest conference on any global health or development issue, and provides a unique forum for the intersection of science and advocacy and volunteers will have the possibility to gain international experience at an exciting event!

How to Volunteer

To volunteer you must be at least 18 years old (as of 15th July 2016), have a good level of English and be available for at least three half-day shifts. Volunteers who can commit to more than 5 shifts from 13th July to 22nd July will be prioritized.

An online volunteer application form will be available on this page from 1 April 2016. Applications will only be accepted through this online form. Applications by e-mail, fax, or letter will be refused.


Visit the AIDS 2016 Volunteer Page for more information.