AIDS 2016 - Volunteer

Volunteer at AIDS 2016


Volunteer Applications are now closed as we have received a greater than expected number of applications. Thanks to everyone for their interest in volunteering at AIDS 2016!


The Role of Volunteers

The success of AIDS 2016 depends heavily on the support of approximately 800 volunteers working with IAS during the week of 18 – 22 July 2016.

Volunteers will 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. Volunteers will receive training and support from the conference volunteer coordinators.

Volunteers will have free access to conference sessions when not on duty, a lunch each working day and will also receive a Certificate of Appreciation.

The International AIDS Conference is the largest conference on any global health or development issue, and provides a unique forum for the intersection of science and advocacy and volunteers will have the possibility to gain international experience at an exciting event!



Volunteers from Other Countries

Persons from countries other than South Africa seeking to volunteer at AIDS 2016 will be required to meet South African customs and immigration requirements for visitors. 

The conference secretariat is unfortunately not able to offer any financial assistance or an official Letter of Invitation to help with visas. It is the sole responsibility of the volunteer to take care of his/her visa requirements. Volunteers are responsible for their own accommodation and travel costs.