Volunteer Assistant – Temporary part-time position (16-20 hours per week)

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Volunteer Assistant

Temporary part-time position (16-20 hours per week)

ACCM offers programming by and for people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS or hepatitis C and therefore encourages them to apply for this position. We also encourage people who are queer, trans, Black, Indigenous, people of colour and/or living with a disability to apply, to represent the many communities that we serve and to ensure diverse perspectives and practices.

AIDS Community Care Montreal (ACCM) is looking for a Volunteer Assistant to join our team! ACCM is the only English-speaking community organization that offers prevention and support services to people living with or affected by HIV and/or hepatitis C in Quebec. We work in collaboration with our many communities to build a compassionate and caring response to HIV and hepatitis C and do education work that equips people with the knowledge and skills needed to make informed decisions around their sexual health.

Funded by the Community Services Recovery Fund (Red Cross), the goal of this position is to develop strategies and utilize new platforms to aid with the recruitment, retention, and engagement of volunteers at ACCM under the lead of the Volunteer Coordinator and Executive Director. Our objective for this project is to rebuild our volunteer pool while reconnecting with our by-and-for mandate (GIPA/MEPA).

The Volunteer Assistant will be in charge of:

  • Clean up and convert the current volunteer spreadsheets into a functional database, collect missing data
  • Identify a user-friendly, online, volunteer management platform (e.g. Airtable)
  • Transfer all information from former database into new  platform to manage volunteers, and help reach out to past volunteers
  • Collaborate with Volunteer Coordinator to produce promotional materials for volunteer recruitment campaigns
  • Collaborate with ACCM Communications Coordinator to build social media volunteer recruitment campaigns 
  • Work alongside external consultants, Volunteer Coordinator, and Executive Director to develop and implement a recruitment, retention, engagement, and support strategy for volunteers 
  • Assist with volunteer training events and administrative tasks assigned by Volunteer Coordinator
  • Adhere to the principals of the Greater Involvement and Meaningful Engagement of People living with HIV/AIDS (GIPA/MEPA) when developing recruitment, retention, and engagement strategies  

Our ideal candidate has all or a combination of the skills and experience below:

  • Is proficient in spreadsheets and knows how to navigate through new online tools and online platforms
  • Has experience with community organizations, outreach
  • Has administrative experience, organizational skills, and experience in data privacy
  • Has experience working with communities who are disproportionately affected by HIV, hep C, and other STBBIs such as queer, trans, migrant, Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and Arab communities, as well as people who use substances
  • Has a fervent belief in harm reduction, and a proven history of practising harm reduction and anti-oppression-based interventions
  • Is knowledgeable about sexual health, HIV, hepatitis C, STBBIs, GIPA/MEPA approaches, and the social drivers of health
  • Believes in the organization’s mission and vision, and will act as an ambassador for ACCM to our partners and external committees
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team


ACCM operates from Monday to Thursday, 10:00 am-6:00 pm (might require working occasional evenings and weekends during group activities or events). The pay rate for this position is $18 per hour, 16 to 20h per week. This job opportunity is a 6-month temporary contract with (5 sick days and 6 vacation days).

How to apply? 

Please submit a cover letter, CV, and two references to William Neath (He/Him) at with “Volunteer Assistant” in the subject line by Sunday, December 3rd, 2023.

The first round of interviews will take place no later than the week of December 11th. Only successfully screened applicants will be contacted for an interview.