Volunteer at AIDS 2018
The International AIDS Conference is the largest conference on any global health or development issue, and volunteers will have the opportunity to gain international experience at this exciting event!
AIDS 2018 will be held on 23-28 July 2018 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and is expected to bring together some 18,000 participants from around the world. This year, we invite approximately 800 volunteers to participate and gain international experience in the AIDS 2018 conference, working with the IAS in Amsterdam, from 19 to 27 July 2018.
Whether you are interested in knowing more about HIV and AIDS related issues, sharing experiences and being inspired by people from different background or simply enjoy lending a helping hand, the success of AIDS 2018 depends heavily on you.
The Volunteer Application Form will be available on this page from 15 March 2018, save the date and join us for this great opportunity!
Volunteers’ duties and benefits
Volunteers help coordinate programme activities, greet visiting delegates, assist with registration, act as guides during the conference, staff various offices and activities, and perform other crucial tasks. Training and support from the conference volunteer coordinators will be provided prior to the start of the event.
Volunteers receive free access to conference sessions when not on duty, a lunch each working day, and will also receive a certificate of appreciation. Volunteers who completed their mission are also offered 1 year IAS free membership.
Volunteers must be over 18 years old and available for at least three half-days in a row during the conference period, as well as for the mandatory Kick-Off meeting (date to be confirmed, likely to be held between 18 and 20 July 2018). Applicants will be invited to detail their availability and activity preferences when filling the Volunteer Application Form.
Applicants with the maximum availability will be prioritized. If the application is selected, the volunteer applicant will receive a proposal and will be invited to confirm the schedule and activity proposed.
The Volunteer Programme team invites anyone who is interested to volunteer to apply as soon as possible once the application system opens (15 March 2018).
Volunteers from other countries
Volunteers from countries other than the Netherlands seeking to volunteer at AIDS 2018 will be required to meet Dutch customs and immigration requirements for visitors.
The conference secretariat is unfortunately not able to offer any financial assistance, and it is the sole responsibility of each volunteer to make their own visa arrangements. Volunteers are responsible for their own accommodation and travel costs.