The Ankali Project can be contacted by email: ANKALI EMAIL, or during business hours by telephone 9332 9742


The Ankali Project was established in 1985 and has a proud history of community connection.

As a volunteer, The Ankali Project will provide you with the training and support needed to support socially isolated people living with HIV.

Your commitment includes a weekly or fortnightly engagement with an Ankali consumer. You are also required to attend to an Ankali volunteer support group, which is one hour each fortnight.


To become an Ankali volunteer you will complete an application and attend a three-day volunteer training program. This supportive, comprehensive training helps you to develop skills needed to support a consumer, and to gain an understanding of the many issues facing people living with HIV. Volunteers are asked to make a minimum 6 month commitment to volunteering, upon completion of volunteer training.

For more detailed information, please download the Ankali Project Volunteer Guide.

To become a volunteer please fill in the ANKALI APPLICATION FORM and return to ANKALI.

Please also find out more on our Facebook page:


Ankali consumers come from diverse backgrounds, with different life experiences. A consumer must be someone living with HIV or a partner or family member of someone living with HIV.

All potential consumers are assessed by an Albion Social Worker. If they are deemed appropriate for volunteer support, they are matched with a volunteer.

Consumers may be experiencing one or more of the following issues: social isolation, grief and loss, mental health-related issues, alcohol and other drug-related issues, or a time of significant change.


The Ankali Project is accepting volunteer applications for social and emotional support volunteers.

113th Ankali training course

March 16, 17, and 23.

Applications will be accepted until 29th January 2024 for this training.

If you have any questions, please call and talk to one of our staff members on +61 2 9332 9742 during business hours.

CLICK HERE to watch a video were a volunteer and service user talk about their experiences with Ankali. Used with the kind permission of SBS Television ( and Golden Duck Productions ( Copyright 2015.