In order to become an Ankali volunteer, new applicants initially commit to attending the volunteer training program. This comprehensive and intensive training takes place over two weekends, and has been developed to help volunteers gain an understanding of the many issues facing people living with HIV, their family and significant others.

An important part of the volunteers experience with the Project is the provision of support and supervision. Volunteers are required to attend a weekly one hour support group meeting to provide assistance to fellow volunteers regarding the time and work they are doing with their clients.

“Being an Ankali volunteer has meant growing a true friendship with one of the most special people I know. My friendship with my client is a mutual one, and I have learnt so much from him about resilience, generosity of heart and hand, and a gritty determination to live life to the fullest despite all the setbacks he has experienced – and he does it all with a great sense of humour. The support group is also a wonderful bunch of diverse people who show genuine care for each other even beyond the duties of being an Ankali volunteer.”

Please download the Ankali Volunteer Handbook for more detailed information about becoming a volunteer. The application form for becoming a volunteer is on the last page of the handbook.

Volunteer Training Dates for 2018

103rd Training

Friday 18th May 2018 – Interviews

Training – 26, 27 May & 2 June 2018

104th Training

Friday 21st  September 2018

Training – 6th, 7th & 13th October 2018

The course runs over 3 days and 100% attendance is required for completion of training.

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

Video above: a volunteer and service user talk about their experiences with Ankali.
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