ACYR is committed to the principles of GIPA and MIPA at all levels of the organization. The use of peers as volunteers provides benefits to the entire organization as well as those who engage with it, including service users and volunteers. As peer volunteers, people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS play an integral role in ACYR’s work, from delivering services, to informing programming. As a result of their involvement as volunteers, people living with HIV/AIDS may experience reduced social isolation, strengthened self-esteem, and opportunities to develop new skills. Service users benefit from seeing peers in community leadership roles, as well as from receiving support directly from those with shared personal experiences. By engaging peer volunteers, ACYR remains a trusted source of support that is responsive to emerging needs and rooted in community.

Volunteer job descriptions (PDF):

Board DirectorBoard Director

Community SpeakerCommunity Speaker

Peer MentorPeer Mentor

Resource DeveloperResource Developer

Social Life CoordinatorSocial Life Coordinator

Support Group LeaderSupport Group Leader

Application Process

To apply for a Board Director position, please contact ACYR’s Executive Director at 905-884-0613 x 203 or email vmehra@acyr.org with the subject line Board Member telling us why you are interested in this role.

To apply for all other roles, please contact ACYR’s Community Wellness & Engagement Coordinator at 905-884-0613 x 201 or email akansara@acyr.org with the subject line of position telling us why you are interested in this role.