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


The Ankali Project provides training, and support to volunteers who in turn provide emotional and social support to socially isolated people living with HIV.

As a volunteer, you will be spending time each week or fortnight with your Ankali client.

You are required to make at least a six-month commitment, however, the duration of a potential match with a client is not time limited. Our relationships can last from a few months to 26 years (the longest relationship to date).


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

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

Clients 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.


To become an Ankali volunteer you will complete an application and attend a three-day volunteer training program. This supportive, comprehensive training aims to help you gain an understanding of the many issues facing people living with HIV, their families and significant others.

An important part of a volunteer’s experience with the Ankali is the nurturing and supportive environment you will step into. Once you’ve completed the training, you are required to attend a fortnightly one-hour peer support group meeting to provide and receive support from fellow volunteers. These support groups are invaluable to the success of the service model.

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:


109th Ankali Volunteer Training Course

Saturday – Sunday, October 10th and 11th 2020
Saturday, October 17th 2020

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.