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The following are brief descriptions of the volunteer opportunities ASF has to offer. Whether you volunteer once a week or once a year, we truly appreciate your service to the clients we serve. Volunteers help save ASF hundreds of thousands of dollars each year thereby allowing for expanded client services.

Community Oureach: Through our booth display and public speaking, ASF reaches potential volunteers and supporters and provides the public with accurate information about HIV/AIDS at corporations, churches, health fairs and other community events.

Family & Children’s Programs: Volunteers assist with Kids Club, a support group for children affected by HIV related issues. Volunteers also assist with ASF’s annual Family Camp and with other special events/activities for children and their families throughout the year.

Food Pantry and Food Delivery:Volunteers are essential to food pantry operations. In-house volunteers fill orders and stock shelves. Other volunteers deliver food to homebound clients.

Office Assistance: Our volunteers help with a variety of tasks, including data entry, bulk mail, filing, shredding, photocopying and auditing of charts. Volunteer receptionists also cover our front desk on Monday – Friday from 1 – 5. By helping ASF staff with their office duties, these volunteers help staff meet clients’ needs, do referrals and make home visits in a timely manner.

P.A.W.S.: This is an acronym for Pets Are Wonderful Support. ASF provides a pet care referral service for eligible clients. Volunteers assist with the coordination of this service.

Special Events:The volunteer spirit is at the heart of ASF’s fundraising programs. An important reason why ASF is able to devote an exceptionally high percentage of its income to client services is the imagination and dedication of hundreds of volunteers who organize our annual charity events such as: OC AIDS Walk and the ASF Holiday Party. Volunteers help with setting up events, registering guests, serving meals or beverages, assisting with silent and live auctions, running event booths or games, assisting with event breakdown and helping with post event reconciliations and mailings.

Spanish Language Translators: Spanish speaking volunteers translate ASF’s newsletters and may accompany nurses and case managers on client home visits.

Fitness Instructors: Qualified volunteer fitness instructors assist our client work-out group to achieve their fitness goals on a weekly basis.

Professional/Practical Assistance: Volunteers with many different skills and qualifications assist ASF in a number of ways including hair styling, catering, tax accounting, graphic art, journal/writing, marketing/public relations, music, theatrical production and photography.

Times vary depending on the program. Volunteer interaction with clients depends on the volunteer opportunity. An initial interview and current TB test will be required for most programs. Some volunteer activities require additional training. Family programs require fingerprinting and a background check.

For more information, please contact Carolyn Spivak, Volunteer Coordinator at (949) 809-5771 or

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