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Volunteering has been the cornerstone of GMHC’s mission since our very beginning in 1981, when a group of volunteers saw the need to educate the public about a fast-growing epidemic and to support those affected by HIV and AIDS. Volunteers continue to be an essential part of our ability to provide life-saving services and you can be a part of the vital volunteer community at GMHC.

Becoming a volunteer can be completed in the following steps:

Step 1: Print out the Volunteer Application, and bring a completed copy of it with you our Volunteer Orientation (see Step 2).

Step 2: Attend a Volunteer Orientation session, held at our main offices at 446 West 33rd Street every Wednesday at 10:30am. The session will last about 90 minutes and covers the history and mission of our organization, the services that we provide, the volunteer roles that are currently available, and our volunteer policies. No reservation is required. *Please note that we are no longer offering evening sessions of the Volunteer Orientation.

Step 3: The Coordinator of The Volunteer Center will meet with you individually at the end of the Volunteer Orientation to identify the position that interests you and will assist with placing you in that role. Most volunteer positions require availability during our regular hours of operation, Monday through Friday from 9 am to 6 pm.

To learn about the individual roles that are currently available, click here.
For more information about group volunteering opportunities, click here.

Questions about our volunteer program?
Please contact:

Shelley Levine
Coordinator, Training & The Volunteer Center